What is Para Canoe Kayak?

Para Canoe races are contested in two types of disciplines, Kayak (k) and Va’a (V).

A two bladed paddle propels the kayak and a single bladed paddle propels Va’a.

A va’a is an outrigger canoe, which has an ama (pontoon) as a support float.

Both kayak and va’a have three different classes impairment, which is determined in a classification process. KL1, KL2, KL3 for kayak and VL1, VL2, VL3 for va’a.

para paddler
Abilities in Motion NS

Mobile para kayaking in HRM.

Call Pauline (647) 267-1221

email [email protected] 

https://www.abilitiesinmotion.ca/ (just added the Halifax location!)

adapted kayak with pontoons

Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada

Robin Thomson, Executive Director


[email protected]

Lake Banook, 34 Boathouse Lane, Dartmouth

judges tower at lake banook - sunrise

Maskwa Canoe Kayak

Situated on Kearney Lake, Maskwa Aquatic Club has been building its para program the last few years.  

Contact Head Coach Christian Hall - [email protected]

(902) 443-0178

91 Saskatoon Drive 

kayak participant in wheelchair with coach

ADCKC - Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada

Robin Thompson Executive Director

(902) 466-9925

34 Boathouse Lane, Dartmouth