The Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club, located on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, is a very active recreational paddling club. With easy access to some of the best paddling in Ontario, activities include flat and moving-water canoeing, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, and winter activities. Monthly meetings with special guest speakers are a regular part of the off season.  Socializing and friendships are a regular part of the club all year long.  We hope you will paddle with us on Monday or Wednesday night, take a course or attend one of our meetings and then become a member of the Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club.

Canoe and Wilderness Symposium

Friday Feb. 24th  and/or Saturday Feb. 25th

Check out their program schedule and then register online



Winter Pool Paddling Sessions

 Sunday Feb. 19 and March 5 & 19 @ 7-8:30pm
at Allendale Pool

Thanks to our dedicated organizers, Mike H. and Ariel, we will be offering SUP fun & exercise, and kayak paddling and/or rolling practice:  Get ready for SUMMER!


Voyageur Paddle to Celebrate
Canada's 150th Anniversary

Five groups are taking different routes to Ottawa and the Rideau canal. We plan to join the Rideau group on June 23 to paddle the club’s Voyageur canoe 202 k to Ottawa. The trip cost is about $150 per person and covers most camping, gas, several meals and celebrations. There will be an opening ceremony and several celebrations in two communities along the canal. For details and to register see After you have registered call John Rankin at 705 728 4154. A $50 deposit is due at that time.


March 13th Meeting & Social
 Monday, March 13, 2017 @Southshore Centre
7:00pm to 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 for snacks and coffee)

Details to follow soon .....


2017 BCKC Memberships

BCKC Memberships for 2017 are now available online. 
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   to purchase your 2017 Membership


Equipment News

BCKC has about 25 to 30 canoe paddles that need repair prior to the 2017 season. Right now they just need light sanding before we put varnish on them in the spring. What we are going to do is send a few paddles home with club members, together with wet sand paper so you can give the paddles a light buff before we revarnish them all in the spring. If you can help with this project, please see Andy Hueton, the BCKC Equipment Coordinator at the Feb 13th members meeting. The paddles will be signed out (and later signed back in) the same way all equipment is signed out for day trips. Return them at the March or April BCKC Members meeting. You will also be given wet sandpaper (sanding is done wet, no dust, sand them in your bathtub and rinse paddles in the shower or use a wet rag in your garage to wipe the dust off). Many hands make light work. Thanks in advance for your help.

Andy is also looking for someone (or a group of someones ) to help me inspect handles and seats on several canoes, before the spring paddling season starts. A few boats may need light repairs. We will do this on a weekday evening sometime in February or March in boat-house (sweater or jacket, it may be cool down there). Please send an email to if you can help. Thanks for your assistance



Reel Paddling Film Festival

Saturday, February 11th, at the Port Hope Capitol Theatre
Doors open at 6:00pmand the films begin at 

See professional quality films featuring epic expedition trips, adrenaline pumping whitewater runs, inspiring nature filled wilderness tours and fun, recreational family outings. Whether your members canoe, kayak, SUP or just float, there is something to please and entertain.

Special guest, Traci Lynne Martin, will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record for kayaking this summer through the Great Lakes system.  A short film outlining her attempt will be followed by a brief presentation by Traci.  Tickets for the show are $20 taxes included, and can be purchased online at   More information about Traci's attempt can be found at, and more information about the film festival itself can be found at

Fun and Useful Links

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Canoe and Wilderness Symposi-um

Canoe Films

Canada 150 Link eng/1468262573081

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Snowshoe Day at Donna's near Wye Marsh
Photos courtesy of Jean Marc Roy




 2017 BCKC Parking Passes for
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Post this NVCA Parking Pass & BCKC membership card
for free parking at any of the 8 NVCA sites

The Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club (BCKC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization that was formed in the spirit of a community-orientated service organization, working to further the welfare of the community as a whole through
the promotion of water safety & improved recreational skills to all.

Please consider sending a donation today in support of our cause.

For the purpose of uniting paddlers for the protection of their interests, for the improvement of their skills & the promotion of all aspects of paddle related activities. We thank you.

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