We are located on the Red River at 80 Churchill Drive in Winnipeg, just south of downtown. You can reach us by phone at 204-284-4646 or emailing




Summer Camps


For youth aged between 9-14 offered in both English and French!



Youth learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating on the Red River, while participating in a variety of games, arts, crafts, and special outings. It's a great way to spend a summer!


All summer camps run from 9am - 4pm Monday through Friday. We offer both early drop off and late pick up if youth need to be dropped off before 8:30am and/or  picked up after 4:30pm for an additional fee. We also offer half day options as well.


Our 2020 dates:


July 6-10 (English and French) - ENGLISH/FRENCH SOLD OUT
July 13-17 - SOLD OUT
July 20-24 - SOLD OUT
July 27-31
August 10-14 (English and French) - ENGLISH/FRENCH SOLD OUT 
August 17-21 - SOLD OUT
August 24-28 - SOLD OUT




$200 full days ($150 Early Bird if you register before June 15th)

$110 half days


Click here to register.

Registration closes on the Friday before camp starts. Feel free to contact us if you're looking for late registration.   


If you purchase a Groupon to pay for this program, you must bring a print of your voucher with you to the first day of camp (showing the bar code and eight-digit code).


Receipts for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit* will be available upon request, but are not available to anyone purchasing a Groupon to pay for their program or for the amounts of early and/or late pick-ups.


*Subject to new rules by the federal government.




Introductory Kayaking Lessons


Intro to Kayaking 1 - $30


Intro to Kayaking 1 takes place on Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm. This program is great for all beginning Kayakers - both youth and adults alike. Learn the basics of kayaking on the Red River using stable, easy to use equipment. If you purchased a Groupon to pay for this program, you must bring a print of your voucher with you to your event (showing the bar code).


Click here to register.



Intro to Kayaking 2 - $30


Did you have fun in level one and want to do more? Progress from the stable open-decked recreational kayaks used in Intro to Kayaking 1 to the sleeker flat water kayak in Intro to Kayaking 2. You will take what you learned and learn some more. What a great way to spend a Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm. Intro 1 is required for this program. 


Click here to register.


NEW - Private Kayaking or Canoeing Lessons


$50/person up to 6 participants


For those that are unable or are uncomfortable being in larger groups but would still like to gain some paddling skills this is for you! We're offering private kayaking or canoeing lessons all summer long. These sessions start at 2hrs but can go as long as you'd like. Whether it's learning how to steer a canoe or gaining skills for that kayak at the lake we'll make sure you feel confident in your abilities once you leave.  


Space is limited, please email for availbility.


Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons


We've partner with The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Company to bring you Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding. Lessons run Thursday night at 6pm - 8:30pm and will teach paddlers all the basics needed to SUP. All the information for what you need to bring can be found when you register. 


If you're interested trying SUP click here to book your intro to SUP lesson.




Summer Dragon Boat Programs


Intro to Dragon Boating - $30


Intro to Dragon Boat takes place on Tuesday's. This program is great for anyone who is looking to get into dragon boat on a recreational level. Our coaches have partcipated at numberous Dragon Boat World Championships and have a great deal of experience with new paddlers. If you are signing up for the Intro to Dragon Boating program, each week is separate and requires a separate payment. If you want to participate in the Lessons at least five weeks of the season, you should consider registering with our Dragon Boat League as that will save you money overall. If you purchase a Groupon to pay for this program, you must bring a print of your voucher with you to your event (showing the bar code).


Due to Covid-19 we are unable to run this program at this time.



Dragon Boat League - $135


For those who know they want to participate in the Dragon Boat League, this is a great option for you. By registering in the Dragon Boat League, each person gets a free entry into the festival in September. They usually find a team to go on, or as will create their own team or teams.


Due to Covid-19 we are unable to run this program at this time.


Unsure which program to choose?


Here is an option that is just too good to pass up. Start with the Intro to Dragon Boating program. We are so sure you will like it that when you want to switch to the Dragon Boat League, we will apply your Intro fee paid towards your League fee (and prorate the cost if necessary). Win/Win!



Competitive Dragon Boat Team


Are you interested in racing dragon boats on a world scale? If yes then this is the program for you. For almost 10 years this team has traveled the world competing with the maple leaf on their jerseys. The competitive team practices Monday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 9am. If you have any interest in dragon boating at a competitive level come down and check it out. 






The High Performance Training Center for Manitoba is located at our facility, and  we offer a range of recreational and competitive membership options for adults & youth, including canoe and kayak storage. Whether you enjoy the freedom of a solo cruise on the river in one of the many different types of canoes and kayaks available to you at our club, or seek structured practices and high performance training and competition, we have a range of programs for all ages to meet and adapt to your needs. Please contact us if you would like more information about the different memberships and storage options we offer. 


Click here to register for one of our many membership options






Drop-Ins typically start after our June Dragon Boat Festivals and end before the September long weekend and run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday and Friday nights. For $5 a person or $10 a family this is a great way to experience the Manitoba Canoe Kayak Center and the Red River for the first time! 


Those who have not done our Intro to Kayak lessons will be limited to our sit on kayaks and rec canoes.  


All programs are subject to cancellation due to unsafe water conditions. If you are unsure about weather/water conditions, please call our club to ensure we are allowing paddlers on the water.

Have a question that you want a quick answer to? Check our FAQs page.

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 October 2020