Prince George

Canoe & Kayak Club

Programs

 

Our programs run June, July and August at West Lake.

 

Our Program Fees include use of our boats, paddles, boat safety equipment, lifejackets, basic paddler insurance thru Canoe Kayak BC, and membership in our Club.

 

**Programs, Availability, Group Size, Location, Times, Dates are all subject to change

based on COVID-19 Public Health Orders / Regulations

Side Note

Normally we paddle from Camp Hughes' beach on West Lake - but do to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to paddle there again (2020 and 2021). At this point we are hoping to work with BC Parks to secure a site for our boats and equipment at West Lake.

 

But for now, our plans will look alot like 2020 where we will bring our equipment down to the lake every day and run our programs from the beach. **See more about our Club Goals

2021 Learn-to-Train

 

Commitment: 2 hours of paddling (Saturday) for 6 consecutive weeks. Total 12 hrs.

 

Team A: June-July

Team B: July-August

 

Paddlers 7-16 years old looking to develop their basic paddling skills and add speed, strength and endurance , will enjoy this Learn to Train paddling program. All paddlers will learn to paddle canoes and kayaks. Paddlers will navigate their boats in open water, thru wake and enjoy games and paddling challenges. 

 

  • Cost $120 per paddler. 
  • This program is for the recreational paddler, those interested in advancing to the Train-to-Train program, and those interested in racing in Regattas including the BC Summer Games.
  • Paddlers do not need to have experience paddling our "banana" boats but should have basic Learn to Paddle Skills.

2021 Train-to-Train

 

Commitment: 5 hours of paddling (Wednesday & Saturday) for 6 consecutive weeks. Total 30 hrs.

 

Team A: June-July

Team B: July-August

 

Paddlers 12-16 years old looking to expand on their paddling skills, speed, strength and endurance will enjoy this Train to Train paddling program. All paddlers will further develop their skills in canoes and kayaks. Paddlers will navigate their boats in open water, thru wake and enjoy games and paddling challenges. 

 

  • Cost $300 per paddler. 
  • This program is for the recreational paddler, athletes looking to continue their sport development, and those interested in racing in Regattas including the BC Summer Games.
  • Paddlers are expected to be comfortable paddling our "banana" boats (entry level sprint)

2021 MultiPaddler Camp

 

Commitment: One week program - 5 hours each day (M-F). Mid-July.

 

Paddlers 12-16 years old, confident in both canoe (C1) and kayak (K1) can come to this one week paddling day-camp that focusses on teaching team building skills to successfully paddle in teams of 2 and 4 (C2/C4/K2). When paddling in teams, the synchronization of paddle strokes, attention to navigation, and communication are all key to maximizing speed and control. 

 

  • Cost $300 per paddler.
  • Cost $175 if adding-on to a Learn-To-Train or Train-To-Train program in the same year.
  • This program is for both the recreational paddler and those interested in racing in Regattas including the BC Summer Games.
  • Paddlers must have basic paddling skills
  • Before and After Add-On Activities available

 

 

2021 Try-It Days

 

We offer all kids the opportunity to explore the world of paddling thru a free 15min paddling experience. This is a great way to understand what a canoe or kayak can feel like and spark the pleasure of paddling. These programs are held at the Lake and at the Pool.

 

  • Cost Free
  • No Prerequistes required, but basic swimming skills are encouraged
  • **Due to COVID19 PHO regulations, this program is currently on hold.

2021 Learn to Paddle

 

This 1 hour program is great for kids aged 7-18 years old who are new to paddling and are curious about how much fun it can be to spend the summer on the water. Paddlers learn water and boat safety skills and are introduced to basic paddle strokes.

 

  • Cost $25 per paddler.
  • No Prerequisites required, but basic swimming skills are encouraged.

2021 Adventure Paddle

 

Kids who are comfortable on the water and looking for a longer adventure can sign up for this 3 hour mini-day trip. Paddlers will be guided beyond the beach shoreline and across open water. This program will develop their confidence, endurance and provide experience packing their own boat.  

 

  • Cost $45 per paddler.
  • Paddlers should be comfortable paddling canoes and kayaks, are comfortable swimming with a lifejacket on, and have the endurance to sit for at least 45mins without a break.

2021 Fun Paddle

 

Kids can sign up for a 1 or 2 hour Fun Paddle. This program incorporates games and activities to build on existing paddling skills and have fun exploring the shoreline.  

 

  • Cost per paddler: $25 for 1 hour and $35 for 2 hours.
  • Paddlers should have a basic knowledge of paddling and be comfortable swimming whilst wearing a lifejacket.

2021 Parents can Paddle

 

If your child has signed up for an Adventure Paddle, Learn to Train or Train to Train program, then you too can paddle at West Lake using either a PGCKC canoe or BYOB.

 

  • Cost $25 per Parent paddling.
  • Valid for the entire season but only on the same day / time as your child's program.
  • Limited Boat and Lifejacket availability.

2021 Family Paddle

 

For families who would like to get out on West Lake but are new to paddling, sign up for our 2 hour family paddle where we guide your around the shoreline and into open water to explore this beautiful lake.

 

  • Cost $45 per family using PGCKC Canoes / Equipment.
  • Cost $35 per family if BYOB. 
  • Basic water and boat safety will be provided.
  • Basic paddling strokes will be covered.
  • Not recommended for children/adults with no swimming or lifejacket experience.
  • Please inquire for further restrictions.

2021 Competitive Team

 

Paddlers interesed in competing in Regattas can join the Competitive Team once they have achieved the minimum requirements (see below).

 

By joining the Competitive Team, PGCKC coaches will work with paddlers and their families to help them achieve their Regatta Paddling Goals. This includes understanding how Regattas work, determining eligibility, participating in / organizing qualification races, submitting race registration, assisting with boat transportation, assisting with travel & accomodation, and providing race-day coaching/supervision as needed. 

 

There is no cost to joining the Competitive Team, however each Regatta has its own fees / costs for participating that are in addition to any PGCKC paddling programs. 

 

Competitive Team Minimum Requirements

  1. Register for the Competitive Team by June 2021

  2. For Solo Races (C1/K1) - Register in or have already completed a Learn-to-Train or Train-to-Train 6 Week Program (or equivalent)

  3. For Team Races (C2/C4, K2/K4) - Register in or have already completed a Multi-Paddler Camp (or equivalent)

 

 

 

2022 BC Summer Games

Prince George

 

Paddlers interesed in competing in the BC Summer Games must express their interest by FIRST joining the Competitive Team and achieving the minimum requirements.

 

A meeting will be held to discuss requirements, eligibility, qualification races, and next steps.

 

The cost for participating in the BC Summer Games is set by the BC Games Society and in addition to any PGCKC programming costs.

 

The BC Summer Games are an amazing opportunity for paddlers to celebrate their commitment to the sport, compete and travel to cities across BC, and make new friends. The PGCKC staff, coaches, and parents all volunteer their time to create the opportunity for paddlers to participate.