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Fort Langley Canoe Club is proud to welcome participants from all walks who share our passion for paddle sports.
About the club
Fort Langley Canoe Club is situated along the Fraser River in the Bedford Channel* near historic Fort Langley, British Columbia. The club was first established in 1994 and still continues to welcome hundreds of recreational paddlers and enthusiastic water sport athletes, providing opportunity for people of all ages and at every level of experience to come down to the river, breathe in the fresh air, and make paddling a healthy part of their lives.
Whatever the discipline, whether dragon boat, outrigger canoe or voyageur canoe, FLCC is currently the home club of many competitive athletes and teams, some of whom participate at regional, provincial, national and even international levels. Every year FLCC organizes and hosts several significant regattas and water sport events for the entire community, including Brigade Days and Cranberry Festival Races (both for voyageur canoes).
The haunts of BC’s once-active trading hub linger in the design and nature of the area’s museums, bustling shops and plentiful cafes. This feeling of being part of history increases as you paddle away from the dock with the sounds and lights of Fort Langley fading in the distance. The river then offers, in every direction, stunningly brilliant scenic views of mountains, undisturbed forests, amazing sky displays and regular sightings of eagles, seals and other wildlife.
*Across the channel from the club is Brae/McMillan Island, the home of the Kwantlen First Nations community, upon whose unceded territory FLCC is located.
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival 2021-CANCELLED Since early 2020 the paddling community has put aside Dragon Boat practice and racing. Many had hoped that the pandemic would be short-lived but, unfortunately, this has not been the case. Our lives have been reshaped, and...
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BOATER SAFETY / FAQ's
What do I need to get started?
Dragonboat and voyageur dropin sessions are open to the public. If you want to try outrigger canoeing contact the OC rep. If unsure what may suit you best contact the DB, OC or Voyageur representative. Sign up is required on the FLCC website. Pay $10 dropin fee and sign a waiver.
Where does the club meet?
Do I need any prior experience?
No experience needed – FLCC offers paddling for all fitness levels from recreational to competitive. Basic instructions will be provided. You do not need to know how to swim, however please note you are required to wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at ALL times while out on the water.
Do I need a lifejacket / what do I bring?
You do not need to buy new gear to start. A Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required on any docks; however, if you do not have one, FLCC will provide one for you to borrow in the short term. Be sure everything you take in the boat can get wet (no electronics, etc). Wear weather appropriate non-cotton layers. Bring a hat and sunscreen, or rainwear. Wear comfortable shoes. We paddle rain or shine but not in extreme weather conditions e.g. wind / thunderstorms.