Sprint Canoe Kayak Flatwater Paddling Program

Sprint Canoe & Kayak

Pemberton Canoe offers two sprint canoe & kayak training programs as well as summer camp options to introduce the sport in a fun day camp environment. 

The teams train from April - September and compete at a number of regattas throughout the season around the province and have gone on to compete at the BC Summer Games, Western Canadian Summer Games, Canada Games and Nationals.


This is beginning training for our Sprint Racing Program. Athletes typically start with a summer camp program before transitioning to this program, however, new team members are always welcome.   Coaches will communicate with athletes and parents and will determine the optimal progression of paddlers as they develop.

Paddlers will learn the basics of flatwater paddling, by spending time in kayaks, canoes, and outrigger canoes.This program will continue to develop paddler's boat skills and balance through workouts, balance challenges and dry land training and they may gain experience competing in various regattas around the province. 

Spring Programs:  Mondays from 3:30-5:00 pm

     Session 1:  April 19 - May 17

     Session 2:  May 31 - June 28


The High Performance program is for athletes who have participated in the paddling program for a number of years (or at Coach’s discretion), have developed their paddling skills and are ready to commit to full time training. The program will focus on developing advanced skills, competitive development and refining skills under race conditions, building strength, speed, and endurance, as well as effective goal setting.

 There will be a variety of regattas for these athletes to attend throughout the racing season.

Spring Program:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 am, April 20 - June 26

Registration for these programs are done through the Pemberton & District Community Centre.  Find the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide and registration link at: Pemberton Recreation Program Information

Summer Sessions will be announced at a later date.  Cancellation or changes may occur dependent on Covid-19 provincial health orders. 

If you have questions about this program please contact commodore@pembertoncanoe.com