There numerous paddling clubs in Ontario that are affiliated and supported by the provincial sports association. They provide the primary point of contact for new and experienced paddlers who wish to meet up and paddle rivers together.

Also there are private instructors, and commercial companies that provide instruction on recreational kayaking and canoeing. We encourage you to reach out to the person or group that can help you become a better paddler, and make it a positive experience for your family and friends.
If it is a recreational whitewater club, please note that WO supports clubs and recreational events by way of:

  • GoToMeeting Online Video system
  • Facilitating Liability Insurance for municipal requirements or property owners, and in the event of a lawsuit
  • Facilitating Sport Accident Insurance in the event of an injury and medical/rehab care or loss of income.
  • Provide a boat-loan program (including PFDs and paddles)
  • Providing payment methods and e-transfer of event registration funds.
  • Lobbying municipal partners and provincial agencies for paddler access and river protection
  • Provide free access WO property for members, and access to Roger Parson's Centre in Minden for event organizers
  • Help donations to the Advocacy Fund go to the Ottawa River Access and other river projects benefiting all whitewater paddlers.

To become a Whitewater Ontario Affiliated Club, please submit the following Whitewater Ontario Club Affiliation Application

Whitewater Ontario Club Registration Form

or for more information on club affiliation, contact the Whitewater Ontario Director of Recreation (email link)

Please find contact information below for clubs.


Ottawa River Runners Doug Corkery [email protected] Click Here
Petawawa River Rats Jill McLellan [email protected] Click Here
Guelph Kayak Club Ed Bernard
Cathy Maggs
[email protected]
[email protected]
Click Here
Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers Eric Chaplin ¬†[email protected] Click Here
Moira River KC Wayne Jordison
Harold Van Winssen
[email protected]
[email protected]
Click Here
Peterborough Paddling Club Paul Close [email protected] Click Here
Georgian Bay Kayak Club Penny Brown
Randy Tarr
[email protected]
[email protected]
Click Here
Carleton University Kayak Club Mitchell Blanchard [email protected]
Muskoka Paddle Club
Surf Cambridge Andrea Hoba [email protected]