A multi-disciplinary Vancouver-based paddling club on Granville Island
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Youth Paddling Programs

In order to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines and Return To Play guidelines, we have had to adjust our program operations.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we prioritize the health and safety of our paddlers.  We will continue to monitor the guidelines and re-assess as needed.

We have many exciting Youth paddling options to help keep your kids active!  Our youth paddling programs are structured based off the nationwide Canadian Sport For Life Long-Term Athlete Development model, and more specifically, the CanoeKayakCanada LTAD Model.  This model is designed to help kids develop optimally through stages, acquiring fundamental skills and progressively building on their technical and physical skills.

Kids can enter our programs many ways depending on how much paddling they want to do! We have Racing programs for those who want to paddle more and do some racing.  And we have our Summer Camp programs!

All of our programs are designed to optimize age-appropriate learning and physical developments. Our younger-aged programs are all about setting the right foundations for kids in terms of skills, body coordination, fitness, etc. while having lots of fun.  And as they get older, can continue to further refine their abilities, and perhaps train at a more competitive level if they want!

New paddlers are welcome anytime throughout the season! 
If you would like to register and not sure where to begin, please contact flatwater@fcrcc.com and introduce yourself!  Tell us a bit about your son/daughter and their age, and we’ll help you get started.  Look forward to meeting you!

Please contact flatwater@fcrcc.com if you’re unsure about which group to join and if you have any questions about how to get started! If you’re joining mid-season, please contact flatwater@fcrcc.com to ensure you have all the latest program details and the prorated program rate.

Year-Round Full Season Programs

Join the FCRCC Youth Sprint team! These programs run year long (split into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter sessions) and are for those who want to learn more advanced paddling skills and try out competitive paddling.  These racing programs also include summer camp options for the younger age groups!

We have four main paddling groups at False Creek, based on age, level of fitness and paddling skills, and training goals. These follow the Long-Term Athlete Development pathway in the sport of Olympic Sprint Canoe & Kayak. Learn more on HERE!

Intro to Paddling –
Fundamentals and Foundations

New paddlers can start here to acquire initial skills and balance and build from here with the intention of getting you up to speed with your training age group.
Learn the fundamentals of canoe/kayak!For experienced paddlers who are 7-11 years old on January 1, 2022, AS WELL AS NEW paddlers ages 7 and up!
Advanced Paddling Fundamentals –
Learning to Train
Continue developing the fundamentals of paddling along with an introduction into the competitive aspect of Sprint Canoe and Kayak!Ages 12-13

U12, U13

For experienced paddlers who were 11-12 years old on January 1, 2022.
Junior Racing Development – Training to TrainLearn more about the various elements of training and competition with a focus on developing intermediate canoe and kayak skills and endurance and effective goal setting (both on and off the water). Have the opportunity to work towards events like BC Summer Games and even Nationals!Ages 14-15

U14, U15

For experienced paddlers who were 13-14 years old on January 1, 2022.
Junior Performance – Learning and Training to CompeteDevelop advanced canoe and kayak skills, refine racing and goal setting skills, and develop strength and fitness. Paddlers will focus on preparing for National, and possibly, International-level regattas.Ages 16 and up


For experienced paddlers who were 15 years old or older on January 1, 2022.


To adhere to COVID-19 Return To Play guidelines, we’ve reduced our camp times to half-days to prevent contact points during lunch, and we’ve also reduced our camp sizes and had to cancel our after care offering. However, with our half-day offerings, we hope to help keep lots of kids active and on the water this summer.

We’ll continue to offer our CanoeKids and Regatta Regatta Ready camps:

– M-F 8:30-Noon – CanoeKids – restricted to kids 8-11 years of age
– M-F 12:30pm-4pm – Regatta Ready – restricted to kids 10 and up

Regatta Ready is now a 1-week camp program that teaches advanced paddling skills to kids ages 10 and up.

Spring Break Paddling CampA 1-week introduction to sprint canoeing and kayaking.Ages 10-15March 14-18, 2022 –

1pm to 4:30pm
Summer Camps
A 1-week introduction to canoeing and kayaking.Ages 8-11July and August
1-week camp

M-F 8:30am-Noon

$152.25 (for 4-day week)

Kids 10 and up are encouraged to join the Regatta Ready program so that they can learn some advanced skills beyond CanoeKids.
Regatta Ready Summer CampsLearn advanced canoe/kayak paddling skills (beyond CanoeKids)!Ages 10-15July and August
1-week camp

M-F 12:30pm-4pm

$152.25 (for 4-day week)

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