Welcome to the Nelson Paddling Club!

We are celebrating our 31st 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

Once you become a NPC member you can sign-up for any of our programs. Here's how:

  1. Create a personal profile here on our registration system http://NelsonPC.rampregistrations.com
  2. Sign up for NPC Membership, Choose your NPC Programs & Sign waivers
  3. Follow prompts to Payment Information box; choose E-transfer in drop-down & pay.
  4. Once you have paid, the coach will be in touch about your programs. Have fun paddling!

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

Nelson Paddling Club wants to help you have fun on the lake this summer!

Come out for our NPC Adults Paddling Nights!
Only $11 to take out a Boat or SUP or Surf-ski?   REALLY!?


 Tuesday(6-8 pm), Wednesday (4-8 pm), Thursday(6-8 pm)

from now until August 11

$11 drop in, $45 for entire season!

Free for NPC members!

You will need to sign a form & waiver, pay (Cash, E-transfer)

and our coaches will get you on the water. EASY PEASY!!  

Ages: >18 years  or <18 welcome with parent/guardian participation

Take out a SUP or a Sprint Kayak (K1, C1) or Surfski!  

 Just add water and lots of laughs! 

Boats/SUP will be chosen by Coaches taking into account paddlers ability/request and boat availability.

Safety Rules & Regulations will be outlined by coaches.

Limited Availability of boats so FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!   

AND Don’t Forget with an NPC Membership ($45) you also get special deals at Hellman Canoes & Kayaks!


Contact Coach Zoe or Coach Maya at 


Thanks for supporting our non-profit sports society,

the Nelson Paddling Club 

Have a wonderful paddling season. See you out there on Kootenay Lake.

  • If you are looking for some financial support for Nelson Paddling Club  programs  please check out KIDSPORT!




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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 ACCESSORIES and
INFLATABLE PFDs for NPC Members ONLY! REGULAR PFD’s are not included in this discount.
PLUS a Bonus Offer for NPC MEMBERS: $100.00 off INFLATABLE ISUP!

Discounts only apply on Non-sale items.