All VCKC Hosted Events

      Only future VCKC events appear on this page.  To see all events - past & future - view the complete Club Calendar or visit our Program specific calendars.

All Upcoming Events

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • VCKC clubhouse

    The Gorge Waterway Initiative is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations concerned with protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural features of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.  GWI website

    Contact person is Kitty Lloyd

    Email :

    Bi-monthly GWI meetings are held at the VCKC clubhouse on the 3rd Wednesday of Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov each year.  Check the VCKC Events list or Calendar for dates.  VCKC director liaison for this event is the VCKC President. 

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 21 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

     Monthly VCKC Executive meeting.

    2nd Tuesday of each month, except July & August.

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
    • 12

    Start all your paddling adventures with this introductory course. Whether you are a first-time paddler or with some prior experience, discover the essential skills, manoeuvres and knowledge to safely paddle a tandem (two-person) canoe, either from the bow (front) or stern (back).

    Topics include:

        Canoes, paddles, PFDs and other gear

        Paddling positions and boat trim

        Launching and landing

        Forward, stopping and reverse paddling

        Basic turns while paddling forward

        Spins and sideslip manoeuvres

        Storing and waterproofing gear

        Canoeing safety guidelines and equipment

        Handling waves and wind

        Capsizes and rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)

    Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Tandem course in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.

    All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.

    You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.

    Please register online now to secure your spot. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.

    Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor one week before the course.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director -

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Canoe Program meeting with a presentation by Leigh Brumwell and crew of their two week canoe trip from Takla Lake to Fort Saint James.

    • 28 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Crofton

    Contact Alan Thomson 250-592-4170 or for details.

    • 04 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Open Day features a short introductory experience for anyone who is interested in the Voyageur canoe experience.  This event is open to both VCKC members and non-members, and is one week ahead of the annual Paddle For The Kids program.  Read more about this fun community minded program at Paddle for the Kids (PFTK)  

    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse - 355 Gorge Rd W.

    VCKC Monthly General Meeting

    -Program updates

    -member social

    -presentation by the Stephanie Meinke of the BC Marine Trails Network Association

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC Dragon Boat program directors invite all interested parties to attend our annual kick-off meeting. 

    We have some exciting plans for 2018 that we'll be sharing and asking for your input and ideas to make this a great dragon boat season.

    Public welcome!   

    Dragon Boat co-directors:  Paula Gough and Kim Capson.   Email us at

    • 11 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    The PFTK program kicks into high gear with our first practice day, navigating a fleet of Voyageur canoes under the guidance of our experienced sterns, leaving from the VCKC clubhouse, paddling through the Inner Harbour.  We'll return to the Clubhouse for lunch and a presentation by the program's liaison reps from the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities (Camp Shawnigan), the beneficiaries of this fund raising program.  

    Seven Sunday paddles of increasing lengths will follow, culminating in the April 1st Big Day. 

    Read more about this fun, worthy community minded program at Paddle for the Kids (PFTK)  

    For questions, contact Voyageur director Mary Marks, by email to

    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse - Coopers Cove

    Paddle for the Kids: We will be paddling up to 4 hours on February 14 - Sooke Basin. Open to all members. Please bring proper clothing, spare clothes, paddle, pfd, and picnic lunch

    • 18 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Designed to introduce recreational and competitive paddlers to the basics of Marathon canoe.

    Contact Ryan Mader at

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    Deadline for signing up is the morning of January 29th.  This will allow ordering of the books for the course to start home study at beginning of February.

    Get your Marine Restricted Operator's Certificate.  Be legal and safe on the ocean while you paddle.  The certificate is required to legally use a marine radio.   The course teaches you the proper calling procedure for emergencies, hazards and boat to boat communications.  Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).  You will receive documentation about two weeks ahead of the course to read though and practice.  The Wednesday night will be a 4 hour presentation of the materiel, followed by testing the next evening.  The certificate is currently for life so there is no reason not to be legal while paddling on the ocean.  The course will be presented by Gord Fulcher in conjunction with the Brentwood Bay power squadron.  Course cost is $110.   If you have two people in your household who want to take the course the cost will be $60 for the second person, you just will only get one book and cd to share.   Don't register the second person, but email me at instead.

    (Includes book, cd, and certificate card, and one year membership in power squadron.)

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Paddle for the Kids - Practice #4: Gulf Islands Marine National Park

    Be at the clubhouse ready to go by 8:30 am Sunday February 25. Our plan is to go to Portlans Island, or Sidney Island, or Rum Island, or all of them, but we may relocate if the weather does not cooperate.

    Expect to be away the full day.

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Designed to introduce recreational and competitive paddlers to the basics of Marathon canoe.

    Contact Ryan Mader at

    • 25 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

     Victoria Youth Paddling Club AGM

    For information contact VCKC President.


    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC

    Come on down to the clubhouse and jump in a dragon boat!  If you've ever had an interest in paddling one of these big dragon boats now's your chance.  We'll have paddlers on hand to get you outfitted with paddles and PFDs and get you out in a dragon boat, paddling on the beautiful Gorge waterway!

    The first two sessions in the dragon boat are free to non-members.

    Please RSVP as space is limited!

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9

    **this notice may require update for the 2018 year**

    Click here for full details: Wake Up the Gorge (WUTG)

    Please note that teams must complete a new waiver form for each event, listing all paddlers for that event.  Click here for PDF waiver forms: Adult-Waiver  /   Youth-Waiver.

    Completed waivers can be scanned and emailed to, or handed to the WUTG registrar at the event.

    • 20 Apr 2018
    • 22 Apr 2018

    RCABC Paddle Conference in Hope.  Details at

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    Celebrating Harold N's 90th birthday

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9

    Racing starts at 10:00am Saturday, race managers on-site at 9:00am.

    Two different race types:

    • 2500-meters in two heats:  10-paddler boats:
      In the morning each team will race a 1250 meter course with a buoy turn (out and back). 
      In the afternoon, each team will race the same course in a different dragon boat.
      The two times for each team will be combined to see who gets the glory and medals.
    • Sprints:
      200-meter races in IDBF-certified 10-paddler boats.

    Teams may register in the following categories: 
          - Mixed
           - Womens

    Minimum of 3 teams required to run category.

    No registrations accepted after July 14, 2018.

    Cost: $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people including caller & stern) for EITHER the 2500m or the 200m sprint.

    Early Bird $220 - if payment received prior to April 15th

    Only $50 to register for the 2nd race type, if registering for both.  

    Results will be ranked by team category (Mixed or Womens) for awarding of medals.

    All paddlers must have signed waiver online to participate.  Link to waiver will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Click here for full details about VCKC's annual Guts 'n Glory race event:  Guts 'n Glory

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 18 Aug 2018
    • Murtle Lake
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    To celebrate the club's 50th year and summer, let's go paddle Murtle Lake.   We will arrive at the portage on Sunday Aug 11.   We will co-ordinate transportation to the lake and food at group meetings before leaving.  Group size is limited to 10 paddlers, however you may join the wait list.  We may add a second event if the wait list gets large.

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Planning meeting for the PFTK sterns to plan teams for the Finale paddle on April 1st.

    Meeting organizer is the Voyageur Director, Phil McEvoy:

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