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.
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
Sign up for GKC
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)
Pool sessions for Winter 2023 are scheduled at Center Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus
Jan 8th-Mar 19th, Sundays 10:45-11:45
You need to register in advance online or by phone
Alternatively people can contact the Sportsplex and register by phone (519.846.9691 ext 903)
Sunday mornings - Condition dependent
Due to construction work near our put-in spot the meeting place may vary, check with us.
Everyone meets at the meeting spot (Victoria Park in Elora ) 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.
( We meet at where the bridge crosses the Irvine River on Irvine St north of Salem)