Welcome to Chinook on the Gorge waterway

Victoria’s only dedicated Sprint Canoe Kayak club

Where expert coaching staff safely teach children our outdoor specialty, the healthy fun of Sprint Kayaking. Chinook is singularly focused on Sprint Kayak, being the home of Victoria’s only NCCP trained and certified Comp Dev paddling coaches. Our calibre of coaches ensure your youth paddlers have choices from causal recreational paddling to competitive provincial, national, international, and Olympic dreams.

We acknowledge that Chinook is located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ First Nations whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Chinook Programs

Chinook provides level-appropriate coaching, mini and standard sprint kayaks and paddles, safety boats and equipment, PFDs, dock facilities, public washrooms, waterfront gym access and private boat storage when available.  Our spring/summer intake is  April 1st  while fall/winter cross-training and weights for advanced programs begins  October 1st of each year.

A member in good standing with Canoe Kayak Canada and Canoe Kayak BC

Funding Assistance Options

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Chinook gratefully acknowledges the support of ViaSport and the Government of British Columbia

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Our gratitude to Telus Victoria Community Board for their generous donation

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