MANITOBA CANOE & KAYAK CENTRE - WINNIPEG

 

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 mckcwpg@gmail.com.

 

 

 
 
 

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

 

Our 2021 dates:

 

1. July 5th-9th (English and French) 
2. July 12th-16th 
3. July 19th-243rd
4. July 26th-30th
5. August 9th-13th (English and French)
6. August 16th-20th 
7. August 23rd-27th

 

Cost:

 

$200.00 full days ($150.00 Early Bird if you register and PAY before June 15th)

$110.00 half days

 

Click here to register.

Registration closes 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 - $30.00

 

Intro to Kayaking 1 takes place on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm-9 pm. 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 the 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 - $30.00

 

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 flatwater kayak in Intro to Kayaking 2. You will take what you learned and learn some more. What a great way to spend a Wednesday evening from 7 pm-9 pm. Intro to Kayak 1 is a prerequisite for this program. 

 

Click here to register.

 

 

Private Kayaking or Canoeing Lessons

 

$50.00/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 two-hours 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 mckcwpg@gmail.com for availability.

 

 

Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

 

We partner with The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Company to bring you Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding! Lessons run Thursday night from 6 pm - 8:30 pm 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 in trying SUP click here to book your intro to SUP lesson.

 

 

 

Summer Dragon Boat Programs

 

Intro to Dragon Boating - $30.00

 

Intro to Dragon Boat takes place on Tuesdays. This program is great for anyone who is looking to get into dragon boating on a recreational level. Our coaches have participated at numerous 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).

 

 

 

Dragon Boat League - $135.00

 

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 regular Dragon Boat practices 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 travelled the world competing with the maple leaf on their jerseys. The competitive team practices Monday and Thursday at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 9 am. If you have any interest in dragon boating at a competitive level come down and check it out. 

 

 

 

Membership

 

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

 

Drop-Ins typically start after our June Dragon Boat Festival and end before the September long weekend and run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday and Friday nights. For $5.00/person or $10.00/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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