2024 Adults Recreational Programs

Blue Space -Happy Place Sunrise SUP Sunset SUP Taste of Sprint Members Drop-Ins


Blue Space – Happy Space

REGISTRATION via Activity Guide

Tuesdays: May 07 to June 25 – – 6:00 am → 7:15 am
Wednesdays: May 08 to June 26 — 6:15 pm → 7:30 pm
Fee: $120 for each  8 Weeks Sessions

Find your happy place on the water with NCKC as you learn new skills, meet new friends, and embark on a new hobby and sport. Paddle individually and experience your Zen or as part of a crew boat and feel the excitement of paddling as a unified team.

Leave the training up to us and come try out the diversity of paddle sports on Long Lake.

No experience necessary- all equipment provided

Just bring yourself!

Sunrise Stand Up Paddleboard

REGISTRATION via Activity Guide

April 10 to May 1 — 6:15 am → 7:30 am
May 08 to May 29 — 6:00 am → 7:15 am
June 05 to June 26 — 5:45 am → 7:00 am
Fee: $80 for  each 4 Weeks Sessions


Start your day on the water with a beautiful sunrise and an invigorating paddle followed by a mini stretch session on Long Lake. Simply roll out of bed and come as you are… no experience necessary.

Let us take care of the equipment and share our passion of paddle sports with you.


Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard

REGISTRATION via Activity Guide

April 10 to May 1 — 7:15 pm → 8:30 pm
May 08 to May 29 —  7:45 pm → 9:00 pm
June 05 to June 26 — 8:00 pm →9:15 pm
Fee: $80 for each 4 Weeks Sessions


Join us on the water for a rhythmic after dinner wind down. Decompress as you enjoy the social and physical benefits of being active on the water. Using the benefits of blue space right here in central Nanaimo on Long Lake.
You’ll experience some of the best sunsets in our community and leave more relaxed and content than you arrived.


Experience paddling, a mini stretch session and an enjoyable social evening with us.

No experience necessary – all equipment provided

Just bring yourself!

Taste of SPRINT Paddling  

REGISTRATION via Activity Guide

Youth (11+) & Adult Program

Saturday Afternoons 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $55 / 3hrs

April 27th, May 11th, More Dates Available in Activity Guide

These one day clinics offer a “splash course” in sprint kayaking for youth and adults. Over the afternoon, you will be introduced to the basic skills of balancing, paddling, and steering, in these challenging but rewarding boats. The clinic will also cover the care and selection of equipment, general water safety, and self-rescue (swim to shore). After completing this introduction, adult club members will be qualified to take out sprint equipment during free paddling sessions, and youth will be ready to join one of our ongoing sprint programs.

NCKC Drop-In Sessions for Members

Free to NCKC members. Prerequisites: NCKC Splash Clinic

“Bring a Friend” : non-member accompanied by a club member:  $35/session.

Join us on our beautiful, long lake for some unstructured paddling time with friends and family. Members drop-in sessions are open to anyone that has taken a Splash Clinic orientation and are FREE for all adult club members. Recreational kayaks and pleasure canoes will be available to all members during these sessions. The Voyageur Canoe and Dragonboat will be available on most Saturdays and select evenings. However, adults wishing to take out a sprint kayak must first demonstrate the ability to correctly handle and care for the equipment and the skills required to self-rescue if capsized.

Please remember to come dressed for the Spring/Fall weather, with wool or synthetic/quick dry clothing, and a windproof outer layer for these chilly spring days. Water shoes, sunglasses, and a dry change of clothing are recommended in all weathers. It is always safer to paddle with a buddy. So we encourage bringing a friend out for a paddle.

NOTE: “Members are asked to check-in with the NCKC staff member or the volunteer on duty to sign in prior to taking out a boat and equipment during member drop in sessions”.

Bring a Friend Drop-in Registration

SPLASH Clinics for Adults

Splash Clinics:

Tuesdays, Thursdays: 6-8 pm and Saturdays: 10-12 pm.



Join us on the water for an Introduction to Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard and learn more about the Club history, equipment used, fundamental paddling skills, and safety on the water. All equipment provided.

Clinics are running throughout the Summer for non-members

Cost: $35 for 2 hrs of FUN! (per session/per person)

Youth, accompanied by an adult are welcome.