Our Youth Intermediate – Learn to Train Program is the next step after our Intro to Racing Program. This multidisciplinary paddling program continues to develop fundamental paddling skills while engaging paddlers in learning to train for competition. Coaches will continue to develop boat skills and balance through workouts, games, balance challenges, and introduce paddlers to land training as it pertains to paddling (e.g., running, stretching, body exercises). This program includes paddling in canoes, kayaks, surfskis, outrigger canoes, and dragon boats, allowing paddlers to experience the different competitive avenues open to them at False Creek Racing Canoe Club.
This program includes full Summer Programming, and during the racing season, paddlers will have the opportunity to attend regattas and compete against other kids in their age category.


For youth aged 15 and under who have gone through our FUNdamentals program


  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to listen and learn!
  • Willingness to participate in off-water cross-training activities (e.g., running, body exercises, stretching).
  • Fundamental boat skills (3Ps, able to balance in a sprint canoe/kayak, comfortable paddling outside of Alder Bay).
  • Willingness to participate in local regattas to further develop sport and paddling skills.


Group Goals

  • Enjoy sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Have great listening skills.
  • FUNdamental boat skills – refinement of 3Ps, five phases of stroke, balance and boat control, developing experience in both singles and team boats.
  • Aerobic capacity, agility, flexibility.
  • Attending local regattas to gain racing experience.

Fall & Winter (Oct-Mar) 6-month program

Program Fee

Fall (Oct-Dec) – $765

Winter (Jan-Mar) – $765

includes coached sessions 4x/wk

  • Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:30
  • Fri 4:00-5:00 – Gym Session
  • Sat 12:30-2:30

**10% sibling discount available when registering multiple kids into our racing programs

Spring & Summer (Apr-Sept) 6-month program

Program Fee

Spring (Apr-June) – $765

Summer (July-Sept) $900 – includes full day summer programming through July & August

includes coached sessions 4x/wk

  • Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:30
  • Wednesday – Outrigger 4:00-5:45
  • Sat 1:00-2:30

includes full-day summer programming

  • M-F 9am-3pm throughout July & Aug

***10% sibling discount available when registering multiple kids into our racing programs

Register today!


(Select ‘Canoe/Kayak Racing Programs’ from the filters to see our racing programs)

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