TRIPPING PAGE UPDATED

Please see the TRIPPING tab for information on our upcoming trips:

  • May 7th - Marsh Lake to Schwatka Lake
  • May 20th - Takhini River
  • June 4th - O'Donnell River
  • June 11th - Takhini River
  • July 2-7th - 30 Mile to Carmacks CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST
  • July 9th - Watson River
  • July 12th - Wheaton River - River level is HIGH, please watch our Facebook page for updates
  • August 6-13th - Carmacks to Dawson City

 

KIDS AND YOUTH WHITEWATER SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Kids WW Kayaking!  Ages 12 and under.

June 19th – August 14th (every Monday evening)

7:00-8:30 pm.

 

Youth WW Kayaking! Age 13 +

June 21st – August 16th (every Wednesday evening)

7:00-9:00 pm.

Instruction covers basic kayak strokes on lakes and rivers, river reading, ferrying and basic river rescue techniques, river travel, stroke improvement, running rapids and safety. Instruction occurs primarily on the Yukon River. All boating equipment supplied by the Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club.

REGISTER HERE or for more information call 689-9958.

 

ADULT KAYAKING DROP IN - FULL! Taking waitlists.

Are you an adult looking to learn how to whitewater kayak or wanting to improve your skills?

Click HERE for more information and registration links.

 


 

 

NEW SLALOM BOATS

Thanks to Lotteries Yukon the club has received a brand new fleet of Gala Sport Slalom boats.

We took delivery of 4 kayaks and 2 C-1s in a range of sizes that will hopefully cover everyone interested in slalom. The boats were manufactured in Europe and should look great as they are being draped in Yukon's team colours: red, black, and white.  Spray skirts are included.  Lotteries Yukon contributed $7900 while the club contributed $2100 which came from the 2014 RPFF Up North Adventures' Canoe Package Raffle (tickets for this years’ raffle will be available soon!).   

Having modern Slalom boats of the latest design and the right size will be great for Yukon youth that are wanting to take up slalom paddling. http://www.galasport.com/

Coaching!
Our goal this summer is to have 2-3 coached sessions per week starting in early May. We have identified some locations to hang gates for training. One being by the islands behind Boston Pizza. There should be enough water there for a set of flatwater gates and the gates should not pose a problem for anyone else. It has good access and will be a great place to work on technique.  We are looking to have some training camp sessions over the summer, dates are still to be determined.

We are hoping to get more kids started this summer on slalom, it is a great way to build one's kayaking skills, as emphasis is on boat control and technique, rather than the size of the rapid. Interested kids should have been part of one of the previous summer’s Youth or Teen kayak programs. Adults are also more than welcome.  We have more slalom boats available to use in various sizes,  but they are the older 4 meter boats as the new standard is 3.5m .  Come try them out. Slalom boats are really fast, snap in and out of eddies and are very easy to roll.

KAYAK WATER POLO

Indoor Kayak Water Polo is over until October 2017