Welcome to the Nelson Paddling Club!

We are celebrating our 30th year so come join us for a summer of paddling fun on beautiful Kootenay Lake!

The Nelson Paddling Club  was founded in 1991. Since then it has been a steady presence for the Kootenay Lake communities. NPC is located at Lakeside Park, offering classes, outings, and boat storage.  NPC strives to  provide an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for everyone to participate in paddling sports and physical activity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We welcome individuals with physical disabilities and strive to adapt programming to individual athletes needs. Write to us if you have some ideas about some paddling programs we could develop at npcexecutive@gmail.com

REGISTER TO BECOME A NPC MEMBER and start having paddling fun on Kootenay Lake:

  1. Create a personal profile here on our registration system https://bit.ly/3oi19DM
  2. Sign up for a NPC membership and Choose your program
  3. An email will be sent to you confirming your Membership & your NPC programs with links to pay (e-transfer to NPCsignup2021@gmail.com)
  4. Then you are all set, the coach will be in touch, and then you can START PADDLING!!

Wondering about Boathouse Space Rentals for your boat or SUP?  Our boathouse is outfitted with special shelving for kayaks and other water crafts. If you are interested in renting a berth in our boathouse please contact npcexecutive@gmail.com. Please put _Boathouse Space Rental _in the subject. We are now taking names on a waitlist. Thank you.

Questions about our programs? Contact the Coach! You can reach our Head Coach, Zoe, at nelsonpaddlingclub@gmail.com Questions about our Club or want to get more involved? Contact our NPC Board at npcexecutive@gmail.com

Thanks for your patience this year everyone. Have a safe, joyful paddling season!



Upcoming Events





Posted Tuesday 20 July 2021

The Nelson Paddling Club will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE with Canadian National Team athletes Dominik Crête and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh! Come join us and try out a paddleboard or a kayak.  For more information contact Zoe at nelsonpaddlingclub@gmail.com

  • When: Saturday, July 24 12:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Where: NPC Boathouse located within the Rowing Pavilion at Lakeside Park (near tennis courts)
  • Registration:
    Free, no registration required
    Register for the open house online: NPC Registration 

    Register the day of CASH ONLY
    $10 for adults, $7 for youth

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Featured Coach: Jason Rusu

Jason Rusu has been coaching, paddling and racing sprint kayak for over 30 years.

He has competed around North America and Europe and has had the honour of representing Canada at the 1992 Olympics in the K-2 500m and 1000m events.

More recently he has taken to paddling his Surfski and competing at the Canadian Downwind Championships in Squamish and more local events in the Okanagan.  

Jason is an NNCP Level 3 Certified Competitive Coach and has coached at canoe clubs in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

This year Jason will be coaching the Adult Paddle Group as well as offering Private Lessons/Assessments.

Our Sponsors

 Hellman Canoes & Kayaks are offering 10% off paddling gear for NPC members only!  
This does not include sale items, boats, sup's, and repairs.