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
Abenaki PaddleALL Program

Recreational
Outdoors
Dates TBD
June - August
Abenaki Aquatic Club, Canoe Kayak Atlantic Division
22A Swanton Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2W 2C3
https://www.abenakiaquaticclub.com/paddleall
[email protected]
902-434-6111

Abenaki Paddle All Participants

ADCKC Paracanoe Introductory Program

Recreational
Outdoors
Monday's & Wednesday's 5-7pm
3 Week Blocks
Canoe Kayak Atlantic Division
34 Boathouse Ln, Dartmouth, NS B3A 0G5
https://www.adckc.ca/
[email protected]
902-466-9925

Canoe Kayak Athlete

Maskwa Para-Canoe Program

Recreational & Competitive
Outdoors
Monday's & Friday's 5-6:30pm
June - August
Maskwa Aquatic Club, Canoe Kayak Atlantic Division
91 Saskatoon Dr, Halifax, NS B3M 3H8
https://maskwa.ca/paddling/para-canoe/
[email protected]
902-443-0178

kayak participant in wheelchair with coach

Sackawa Paddle Ability

Recreational
Outdoors
Tuesday's & Thursday's 6-7:30pm
Sunday's TBD
June - August
Sackawa Canoe Club, Canoe Kayak Atlantic Division
159 First Lake Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 3J9
https://www.sackawa.ca/about
[email protected]
902-252-7225

adapted kayak with pontoons

Senobe PaddleALL Program

Recreational
Outdoors
Monday's & Thursday's 6:30-8pm
June - September
Senobe Aquatic Club, Canoe Kayak Atlantic Division
6 Nowlan St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2Z4
https://www.senobe.com/programs/paddleall-program
[email protected]

Senobe Paddle All Program

For more information please contact;
Robin Thomson
w. https://www.adckc.ca/
e. [email protected]
t. 902-466-9925