Voyageur Canoes Project

The Nanaimo Canoe & Kayak Club (NCKC) is refurbishing its Voyageur Canoes in preparation for the 2022-23 Season!


 NCKC’s  25 ft voyageur canoes have been used in a variety of community outreach events and programming, including school field trips, summer camps, regattas, and multiday paddling trips.


Dedicated NCKC volunteers have sanded and prepared the canoes for the fiberglass repairs to take place.  Paul Steele of PMG Heritage Yachts has been overseeing this project.  NCKC is grateful to have the support, knowledge, and experience that Paul brings to this legacy.

Two of the canoes have been restored and have been used by Summer Camps and several groups such as Residents of Berwick Retirement facility.

Unfortunately, on November 24, those beautifully restored canoes were destroyed by a suspicious fire. A  rowing scull, owned by Nanaimo Rowing Club, stored next to the tent sustained irreparable damage.



The 3rd Voyageur Canoe has been restored this Spring and is being used in our Summer Camps.




Pemberton Canoe Association donated 3 Voyageurs Canoes – THANK YOU



Join the project and continue the legacy of these historic canoes in our community.