Fort Langley Canoe Club welcomes you
Welcome to the sport of paddling dragonboats, kayaks, outriggers and voyageur canoes on the Fraser River from our base in Fort Langley.
The club offers drop-in sessions for various types of paddling, on payment of a $10 fee which covers the loan of necessary equipment, taxes and insurance. Our aims with these “drop-in” sessions are to enable you to try the activity, meet the members & determine which paddling discipline you prefer. Then, we hope you will wish to join the club, explore this website and read the monthly members’ newsletter.
Dragonboat – Dragonboats date back more than 6,000 years and are today raced at festivals all around the world. FLCC hosts 19 teams (mixed, ladies or senior) that are coached throughout the spring/summer/fall in Fort Langley. They compete in regional, national and international regattas. Each racing team has 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson. New recruits are usually accepted by teams in spring each year. Contact Johanna for info.
Kayak – FLCC provides paddlers with an opportunity to paddle for recreation or for highly-trained racing in regattas around the Lower Mainland as well as at Provincial, National & International competitions.
FLCC operates a wide range of classes and programs for paddlers of all ages and ability, using several types of kayak, to enable a progressive development of skills. Contact Grant for info about racing, adult, child, youth and group paddling.
Outriggers – OC6 – The traditional Polynesian canoe that was used for fishing & island-hopping has been developed into a racing machine and FLCC has 3 of the 6-person variety.
Many members paddle OC6s throughout the year for cross-training, and the regatta-based racing is a growing part of FLCC.
Drop-in sessions are not normally available, due to some additional safety training that is required for these boats, but contact Joanne for info.
Outrigger – OC1 – Fast and light, OC1 outriggers are easier to transport and great for cross-training. This is a discipline which is rapidly growing in popularity. Email Joanne for info.
Voyageurs – These are based on the types of boats used by the explorers and fur traders in the 19th and 20th Century. Today, their modern equivalent makes for a wonderful craft that seats up to 10 paddlers, enabling a more social style of paddling. Sessions last about an hour and a half or so and drop-ins are welcome at 9:30am Saturdays, and 5:30pm Mondays.
Members also make excursions to other locations in the Lower Mainland, such as Harrison Lake and River during the Salmon run and Stave Lake. Contact Glenda for info.