What you need to know about Guelph Kayak Club


At GKC we focus on whitewater paddling kayaks, canoes, and blowup hotdogs! We paddle throughout the year whenever is possible and we go wherever there are good rivers. I.e. in Ontario, Quebec, New York, and beyond. Our weekly paddles happen from about March to Dec/Jan in Elora Gorge.

The club welcomes guests and those who want to give whitewater paddling a try with us (warning: you may get hooked for life); however, as a regular paddler you need to be a current member of Guelph Kayak Club in order to be covered for liabilities when you participate in our activities.


  • Memebership Options

- Single member or head of family: $50, (It includes Whitewater Ontario membership)

- Single member fee:                      $25 (If you are already a Whitewater Ontario member)

Additional family members

- Each family member 6-16 years old:     $10
- Each family member 16 and older   :       $20


>> Get your membership here <<

Where and how to stay in touch

  • This site provides an overview of our club, and most of our online conversations happen over on our Facebook Group

(If you are trying to join our Facebook group with an alias name, you need to tell us who you are in real name in advance)


Weekly paddles


  • Pool Sessions:Centre Wellington Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus, Ontario N1M 2P7)

  • Elora Gorge (check our facebook discusions for any changes in meeting times)



Wednesday evenings-  6pm (Be at least 15min early)
Sunday mornings -       11am

Shuttling how-to:

Everyone meets at the meeting spot (7464 Middlebrook Rd. baseball diamond parking ) to unload boats and gear; we then drive all vehicles to the take-out and come back with as few cars as possible, you should leave a set of dry cloths at the take-out so you can get a ride to your car if needed. We then walk from the parking to put-in trail. After the paddle a few drivers may need to get a ride back to the top, so be nice to your fellow paddlers.

(Exceptions: when water level allow, we might meet and start at uppper Irvine River put-in), OR lower Irvine putin

( We meet at where the bridge crosses the Irvine River on Irvine St north of Salem)