• Summer Camp at Petrie Island Canoe Club
    Paddles Up! Summer Camp at Petrie Island Canoe Club

Have a Great Summer – COME PADDLE with US!!

Petrie Island Canoe Club, located in Ottawa’s East End (Orleans) is a non-profit, volunteer-run sports club, serving its community by providing top-quality paddling programs to people of all ages & abilities.

Team and Individual Dragon Boat (Ages 16+) Summer Registration is Open!!

Dragon Boat at Petrie Island Canoe ClubDragon Boat at Petrie Island Canoe Club

Petrie Island’s friendly, qualified trainers will teach you everything you need to know about this highly social team sport. Coached practices will run weekday evenings, for one hour of friends, fun & fitness.  No equipment or previous experience necessary!

Dragon Boat is perfect for team building, fostering goodwill and sportsmanship, and boosting confidence and morale.  Your workouts are sure to be fun and satisfying!

CLICK HERE for Petrie Island Canoe Club Adult Dragon Boat Information

Summer Camp Registration Still Open!

Do you love the outdoors, and want your kids to love it, too?  Our canoe-kayak Summer Camps will have them playing outside all summer!  Treat your kids to their best summer ever- learning new skills, meeting new friends, and playing outside all day long!  Petrie Island Canoe Club offers premium quality summer camps while keeping programs affordable!

Two-Week Beginner Summer Camps (Youth Ages 8 to 14 Years) SOLD OUT

Groups photo of Regatta Ready CampersWe are still accepting registrations for our Eight-Week Competitive Camp. See Below.

Petrie Island Canoe Club’s Two-Week Beginner Summer Camps teach fundamental paddling skills and provide a comprehensive physical activity program that involves paddling, balance drills, games & activities in a positive, fun environment. They are the perfect introduction to the sport of paddling!  Your kids will spend full days having fun and making friends while being immersed in the natural beauty of Petrie Island.  Campers learn all the basics of Sprint Canoe-Kayak, building balance and confidence on the water, while exploring the river and canals around Petrie Island’s nature reserve.  Every day, as we encounter different native species, we learn about the island’s flora and fauna.  In partnership with Friends of Petrie Island, we incorporate ecological stewardship/education into each session.  The 2-week program wraps up with a fun, low-key, novice regatta(race).

CLICK HERE for more Petrie Island Canoe Club Summer Camps Information

Eight-Week Competitive Summer Camps for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced (Youth Ages 8 to 18 Years)

Youth Racing Competitive Summer Camps are offered at two competitive levels, Beginner & Intermediate Summer Competitive (Ages 8 to 14 Years) and Advanced Summer Competitive (Ages 15 to 18 Years). Our Sprint Racing Summer Camps are designed to develop boating, teamwork, and athletic skills and follow the Canada Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model. While having fun with their friends on the water, Youth Racers will have an opportunity to compete with their team on most weekends in regattas in and around the National Capital Region.

Our coaches will keep a close eye on each paddler throughout the summer to make sure that they remain in a group that is both fun and challenging. If you or your child want to know more about PICC‘s Summer Camps , you are encouraged to attend our Open House on June 22nd.

CLICK HERE for more Petrie Island Canoe Club Summer Camps Information

Youth Racing One-Year Intermediate and Advanced Training Programs (Youth Ages 8 to 18 Years)

New in 2019! Take advantage of one low price for four seasons of training. Offered for both Intermediate Competitive and Advanced Competitive Levels, your budding athlete will train Year-Round with Petrie Island Canoe Club’s qualified coaches to achieve maximum results both on and off the water.


Sea can installation will be delayed until the fall, due to a nearby nesting Killdeer couple.  Babies are expected to arrive any day.  The sea cans will be placed in front of parking lot #1 for the duration of the summer.  Our “Grand Opening” will take place as scheduled.

Canada Cup, an International Sprint Canoe-Kayak regatta, takes place this Saturday/Sunday at Mooney’s Bay.  PICC’s Tyler Chenette and Victor Savulescu will be competing for Team EOD.

Day #1 of PICC Summer Camps is July 2nd, and our coaches are pumped!  Meet our team- check out staff profiles here!