Beginner/Recreational, Intermediate and 

High Performance Youth Sprint Programs


The Beginner Canoe/Kayak Racing program provides an introduction to the sport of canoe and kayak. BCKC strives to encourage this amazing 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 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: Youth 8-19 years.  Practices are outdoors and may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

First-time paddlers should enroll in an introductory program (summer Canoekids daycamps or intro program offered in late spring/summer)



Beginners/Recreational:  Canoekids summer camp, intro program, or other similar experience (check with coach)

Intermediate: By invitation from the coaching staff.

Advanced: By invitation from coaching staff.

High Performance: By invitation from the coaching staff.



Annual membership fee + Parent Membership Fee (if enrolled as a jr. paddler) + Sprint training program fees (paid seasonally) = Total fees.

All participants must purchase the annual (junior) membership and training program fees separately.  Membership fees are mandatory to include members in our liability/accident/Covid coverage.

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


To Register

See Registration tab for more information and links to register online.


2022 Program Schedule and Dates 

You can join the program at any time during the season. 




Contact  for more information.