Beginner/Recreational, Intermediate and

High Performance Youth Sprint Programs

Registration for 2018 is now open!

The Beginner Canoe/Kayak Racing program provides an introduction to the sport of canoe and kayak. BCKC wants to promote this unique sport, which is fun and develops strength, endurance and balance in a natural outdoor environment. This entry-level program is geared to introduce participants to the sport and the equipment. BCKC provides the participants with stable boats, with the opportunity to advance to more challenging boats when they are ready. This program encourages water safety, skill development, care and maintenance of the equipment, a team atmosphere and an all around good time. The youth will be taught this Olympic sport by a nationally certified coach.

The athletes involved with this program have the opportunity to race for BCKC in various regattas in the the Lower Mainland, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Washington State.

Suitable for: Boys and Girls 8-19 years


Beginners/Recreational: None (CanoeKids or Pacific Cup program or similar is preferred). See Intro to Paddling for Teens for 5-week program option.

Intermediate: By invitation from the coaching staff.

Performance: By invitation from the coaching staff.


Fees: Depends on program. Must purchase annual (junior) membership and training program fees separately. Fees will be pro-rated during the season. Fall and Winter 2018 sprint fees will be determined later in the season and will be posted to the Registrations pages.

See Registration on top menu bar and Fees for more details. 


To Register: See Registration on the top menu bar for more details and register online through Sportical. 

For 2018 note that Junior Membership fees and the Spring/Summer sprint fees are separate (membership is required to join a junior sprint program). 


Program Schedule and Dates: 2018 Programs start April 3. You can join the program at any time during the season. 

Beginner and Recreational program (Wed 4-6 pm, Sat 10 am - Noon)

Intermediate Race training program (Tues/Thurs 4-6 pm, Sat 10 am - Noon)

High Performance training program (Mon-Sat, schedule determined by coaching staff)



BC Cup #1 - Saturday, April 21 at Burnaby Lake - See Results.

Season Opener - Sat & Sun, May 5-6 at Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge

Ted Houk - Sat & Sun, June 9-10, Seattle 

Bellingham - Saturday, June 16 at Lake Padden, Bellingham

BC Cup #2 - Sat & Sun, July 14-15 at Shumway Lake, Kamloops

BC Cup #3 - Sat & Sun, August 11-12 at Long Lake, Nanaimo

Pacific Cup - Sat & Sun, September 8-9 at Whonnock Lake, Maple Ridge


2018 BC Summer Games (ages 12-16 born in 2002-2006):

 Zone 4 Trials - Sunday, May 27 at Burnaby Lake

 BC Summer Games - July 19-22 at Lake Cowichan


Contact  if you are interested.