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Manitoba Paddling Association                                 


We are located on the Red River at 80 Churchill Drive in Winnipeg, just south of downtown. You can reach us by phone at 204-284-4646 or emailing

Summer Camps

For youth aged between 10-16 offered in both English and French!

Youth learn the basics of canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating on the Red River, while participating in a variety of games, arts, crafts, and special outings. It's a great way to spend a summer! If you purchase a Groupon to pay for this program, you must bring a print of your voucher with you to the first day of camp (showing the bar code and eight-digit code).

Receipts for the Children's Fitness Tax Credit* will be available upon request, but are not available to anyone purchasing a Groupon to pay for their program or for the amounts of early and/or late pick-ups.

Our Summer Camp programs are now available for booking online. Click here to go see our 2017 Summer Camp Calendar.

*Subject to new rules by the federal government.

Introductory Kayaking Lessons

Intro to Kayaking 1 

Intro to Kayaking 1 takes place on Tuesdays. This program is great for all beginning Kayakers - both youth and adults alike. Learn the basics of kayaking on the Red River using stable, easy to use equipment. If you purchased a Groupon to pay for this program, you must bring a print of your voucher with you to your event (showing the bar code).

Do to high demand we have added classes on Wednesday evenings. Follow the link below to register for all intro programs. 

Intro to Kayaking 2

Did you have fun in level one and want to do more? Progress from the stable open-decked recreational kayaks used in Intro to Kayaking 1 to the sleeker flat water kayak and outriggers in Intro to Kayaking 2. You will take what you learned and learn some more. What a great way to spend a Wednesday evening. Intro 1 is required for this program. (Groupon Vouchers are not accepted for this program) 

Our 2017 summer schedule is up! Click here to book your intro class.

Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

We've partner with The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Company to bring you Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding. Lessons run Thursday night at 6pm - 8:30pm and will teach paddlers all the basics needed to SUP. All the information for what you need to bring can be found when you register. 

If you're interested trying SUP click here to book your intro to SUP lesson.


The High Performance Training Center for Manitoba is located at our facility, and  we offer a range of recreational and competitive membership options for adults & youth, including canoe and kayak storage. Whether you enjoy the freedom of a solo cruise on the river in one of the many different types of canoes and kayaks available to you at our club, or seek structured practices and high performance training and competition, we have a range of programs for all ages to meet and adapt to your needs.

Please click here to check our range of memberships!

Summer Dragon Boat Programs

Intro to Dragon Boating

If you are signing up for the Intro to Dragon Boating program, each week is separate and requires a separate payment. If you want to participate in the Lessons at least five weeks of the season, you should consider registering with our Dragon Boat League as that will save you money overall. If you purchase a Groupon to pay for this program, you must bring a print of your voucher with you to your event (showing the bar code).

Please click here to register for Intro to Dragon Boat.

Dragon Boat League

For those who know they want to participate in the Dragon Boat League, this is a great option for you. By registering in the Dragon Boat League, each person gets a free entry into the festival in September. They usually find a team to go on, or as a group the league people could form one or more teams.  

Please click here to register for Dragon Boat League.

Unsure which program to choose?

Here is an option that is just too good to pass up. Start with the Intro to Dragon Boating program. We are so sure you will like it that when you want to switch to the Dragon Boat League, we will apply your Intro fee paid towards your League fee (and prorate the cost if necessary). Win/Win!

Competitive Dragon Boat Team

Are you interested in racing dragon boats on a world scale? If yes then this is the program for you. For almost 10 years this team has traveled the world competing with the maple leaf on their jerseys. The competitive team practices Monday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 9am. If you have any interest in dragon boating at a competitive level come down and check it out. 


Drop-Ins typically start after Canada Day and end after the September long weekend and run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday and Friday nights. For $5 a person or $10 a family this is a great way to experience the Manitoba Canoe Kayak Center and the Red River for the first time! 

Those who have not done our Intro to Kayak lessons will be limited to our sit on kayaks and rec canoes. 

Please note that there will be no drop-ins Friday July 28th, August 10th, and August 11th 

All programs are subject to cancellation due to unsafe water conditions. If you are unsure about weather/water conditions, please call our club to ensure we are allowing paddlers on the water.

Have a question that you want a quick answer to? Check our FAQs page.

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