• Petrie Island Canoe Club participants rolling a waterlogged log up the beach at Petrie Island
    Teamwork : Rolling a massive log up the beach at the Petrie Island Canoe Club

Petrie Island Canoe Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, serving the community of Orleans by providing top-quality local recreation to people of all ages and abilities through its paddling programs.

Jr. HIGH and HIGH SCHOOL KIDS: Have fun & get fit – train with us this winter!!

Winter training runs 3 days/week, from Nov-May.  Great team atmosphere and total body conditioning.  Try it out!  For more info, contact us at petriecanoe@gmail.com.

Register at https://petriecanoe.ca/register/

Registration for all summer programs begins February 1st, 2018

Regatta-Ready Summer Camp, for youth 9-15yrs: canoe & kayak, play hard, make friends, enjoy nature, and have fun all day long!

Youth Racing is our full-summer canoe-kayak sports program, for kids 9yrs and up. Youth Racing gives kids the opportunity to get fit, race at local regattas, and develop great boat, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Kiddie Canoe is for children 4-9 yrs.  On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, kids play in canoes and kayaks, while building basic boat skills and exploring nature, the perfect summer activity!

Dragon Boat boat is a tremendously popular social sport that gets people active outdoors, builds community, and encourages lifelong fitness.  We can’t wait to bring to bring Dragon Boat to the East End in 2018!

Paddle All for kids with intellectual disabilities began as a small pilot program in 2017, but more spots will be opening up in 2018. If you are interested in taking part next summer, please message us at petriecanoe@gmail.com.

Canoeing is Canada’s national heritage. Rivers were our first highways, and canoes have been bringing us together since long before we were ever a country. Paddling is both an excellent social sport and a spiritual experience. It puts us in touch with the natural world, and nurtures our souls.

“…Paddle a hundred miles in a canoe, and you become a child of nature”P.E. Trudeau.

“As a developing athlete, my coaches encouraged an intense but highly social program that kept our training group hungry for more work, and eager to take on new challenges. We worked hard, but in an environment with a lot of variety, where fun was always a major priority. Success came easily to our group as we made the transition to international competition because another challenge was just what we were looking for.”
Adam van Koeverden, Canadian Olympic Champion

To learn more about sprint canoe-kayak, visit the Canoe-Kayak Canada website.


“…the song our paddle sings in the stillness
tells the story of a country.
It’s a song born here that echoes through history.
An ode to distance, the unknown.
We sweat, burn, push and fight, not for money or glory or accolades
but because it reminds us of who we are.
Screwloose daredevils and romantic obsessives,
most ourselves in the rage and the whip and the whirl
then the reflective silence
before the gun goes
and we know we’re home”
Visit the CKC Youtube Channel for more inspirational videos!