South Niagara Canoe Club

Your Destination For Paddling Sports

Sprint Canoe/Kayak is an Olympic sport that combines strength, endurance, and technique. SNCC has Canoe/Kayak programs suited to those trying a boat for the first time, Olympic hopefuls, and those of all ages and fitness levels.


South Niagara Canoe Club is working to get all our Canoe/Kayak programs on the water, however, every program's start date has been delayed. Prorating of prices will be applied. Please register and your coach will contact you to make a plan to get you on the water.  Start dates for spring program have been a moving target and therefore they are not correct at this time. Thank you for your patience as we navigate our way through the Ontario Roadmap to Reopen.  

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Developmental - ages 10 - 15*
Member and non-member Program

SNCC’s Developmental canoe/kayak program is based on the “Learn to train” stage from the fundamental and foundation stages of Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development pathway. This program focuses specifically on:

  • Basic movements in sprint canoe and kayak
  • Singles
  • Team boats
  • Introductory principles of sport training as well as healthy approaches to sport

This program is taught by our experienced instructors in a safe and fun environment. At the conclusion of the term, the paddler will be familiar with the joy of an active lifestyle and a heightened capability to enjoy the beautiful Welland Recreational Waterway. 

Paddlers will have a chance to compete locally if interested (not required). Read Full Details

Developmental Plus - ages 10 - 15*
Member Program

A great stepping stone into the high-performance program, Developmental + is a continuation of the basics but focuses with additional focus on the training aspect of sprint paddling. In this program paddlers will learn and practice all the same skills as Developmental, with additional physical and technical emphasis towards racing. Paddlers will compete locally and provincially. This program is for you if you’re ready to challenge yourself, work hard, and have fun. Read Full Details

High Performance - ages 14+*
Member Program

High Performance is for experienced paddlers who are interested in competition and reaching their full potential. Participants will be competing at the local and provincial level as well as National and perhaps International events and will be instructed according to Train to Perform standards of the Sport Canada’s Sport For Life Pathway. Athletes will be training 8-10 sessions a week focusing on both on-water and off-water workouts with a qualified coach. Competitive preparation for competition will focus on singles and crew boats and will encompass goal setting and specific race strategy.   Read Full Details

Masters - ages 20+
Member Program

This program is designed for both new and experience paddlers that want to stay fit and have fun. Beginners will be taught the fundamentals of paddling in singles and crew boats, and the program will include exposure to dragon boat. Our emphasis is providing a safe and fun environment while promoting fitness on and off the water. There is also an option to participate in several local and national regattas during the summer, however this is not required.   Read Full Details

Paracanoe - ages 20+*
Member Program

Paracanoe is an adaptive paddling program that offers on and off water activities to both youth and adults with a physical disability (mobility impairment, amputation, Cerebral Palsy, CMT disease, etc.).  The goal of the program is to introduce the participant to the sport of sprint canoe/kayak at a recreational level, teaching them in a fun and safe environment. If interested and comfortable, there is opportunity to compete at regional, provincial and national level, please ask your instructor for more information.  Read Full Details

Canoe Kids Camp - ages 8 - 13*

Member & Non-member Program

Canoe Kids Camp is a week-long program designed to introduce the fundamentals of paddle sports and develop confidence and competence in water safety. Campers will learn the basics of paddling various boats in a fun and safe environment, including dragon boat, sprint canoe/kayak, and canoe polo. Daily activities will include a mix of on-water and dry land activities and will include plenty of games and fun times along with learning opportunities. This program is intended for kids who would like to try a new sport while experiencing a unique Canadian approach to summer fun!  Read Full Details

NEW 2021

Novice Racing Camp - ages 10 - 14*
Member & Non-member Program

No prior canoe/kayak experience is required. The atmosphere of the camp will be supportive to beginners; however, participants should be willing to challenge themselves as they progress over the two week span and be enthusiastic to try out the competitive side of the sport. The Novice Camp runs independently for half of the two week term, and will combine with the Canoe Kids Summer Camp for the rest of the time to create a full day schedule. The Canoe Kids Camp is focused primarily on fun and recreation, and provides a complimentary balance to the competition focus of the Novice Racing component, to give a broader introduction to paddle sports over the two weeks.   Read Full Details

NEW 2021

Learn to Paddle - ages 8 - 80+*
Member & Non-member Program

Sponsored by Ontario Trillium Foundation, our 90 minute free Learn to Paddle sessions on Saturdays are ideal for the whole family.  At the same time, in the same place, while the kids are trying a new sport, the adults can choose between two new sports to try.     

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*Exceptions will be considered for younger children. Please email 

To participate in any of our member programs you must be a member
2021 Annual Membership fee is $95, Family Membership is $170

Paddling location

Welland International Flatwater Centre

16 Townline Tunnel Road

Welland, ON 

Contact Us 


108 Thorold Road East

Welland, ON L3C7A6

Many thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support! 

Very special thanks to photographer and SNCC friend Anthony Gallaccio of Welland.

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