The Nelson Paddling Club (NPC) was founded in 1991. The Club was incorporated as a society in 2002. Through the years the club has offered various paddling programs and ways of getting out on the water under paddle power. The mandate of the NPC is to promote safe paddlesport in and around Lakeside Park in Nelson, build the Youth Sprint Program and other skill-oriented programs, and introduce paddling to as many people as possible.


Safety is a high priority for the NPC.  We have updated our Safety Management Plan to control hazards and pull together links to many resources that promote safety on and off the water.  Included are cold water protocols for spring and fall paddling as well.   Our Safety Officer and Board member, Marc Deschenes,  collaborates with the Senior Coaches on safety issues and he also reports issues to the NPC Board

Boat Storage

If you have your own boat and would like to store it in our clubhouse at Lakeside Park for your personal use contact npcexecutive@gmail.com for more information.  Please be aware that we have a waitlist at this time.

Registration Documents

  • The waiver, as part of your online registration, is compulsory to be registered in any NPC sanctioned program including Sprint Team athletes, school or summer camp programs, Masters Programs paddlers, Race night, Boathouse Storage and so on.

NPC Rules

All NPC members (those storing boats in the boathouse) must adhere to the following 

Only NPC members can access and use club equipment and boathouses. That means No Guests.

All activities on the water must be safe. PFD's are mandatory. Dress, act and paddle appropriately for weather and conditions. Members must be able to paddle and self-rescue effectively. Inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated.

No overnight, off-location or vehicular transport of club equipment is allowed.


Create a NPC profile here http://NelsonPC.rampregistrations.com Contact our Head Coach, Andrea, with programming questions at nelsonpaddlingclub@gmail.com

Prospective Volunteers

Please contact NPC Board at npcexecutive@gmail.com


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.