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.


  • GKC Memebership

You can get membership for GKC in two steps. First, you sign up(It is free) for CKC organization. Next, follow the prompt after the CKC registration to fill GKC waiver form and pay for your membership

  1. Sign up for CKC, See help page

  2. Follow from previous step to fill GKC waiver forms and pay for membership.



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-  5:30pm (Be at least 15min early) Until Nov 4th
Sunday mornings -       11am

Shuttling how-to:

Due to construction work near our put-in spot the meeting place may vary, check with us.

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)