All VCKC Hosted Events

      Only future VCKC events appear on this page.  To see all events - past & future - view the complete Club Calendar or visit our Program specific calendars.

All Upcoming Events

    • 18 Nov 2015
    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • VCKC clubhouse

    The Gorge Waterway Initiative is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations concerned with protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural features of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.  GWI website

    Contact person is Kitty Lloyd

    Email :

    Bi-monthly GWI meetings are held at the VCKC clubhouse on the 3rd Wednesday of Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov each year.  Check the VCKC Events list or Calendar for dates.  VCKC director liaison for this event is the VCKC President. 

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 21 sessions
    • VCKC Clubhouse

     Monthly VCKC Executive meeting.

    2nd Tuesday of each month, except July & August.

    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Haida Gwaii

    Voyageur Haida Gwaii June 18 - July 30 - contact - Tim Marks

    Tillicum & Canada will be in use throughout June 18 - July 30 doing a trip in Haida Gwaii

    • Voyageur small trailer
    • Bailers/lines
    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • Clubhouse


    What's a better reason to get out on the water other than just being Tuesday?  Well there might be a few, but Tuesday is good enough.  Canoe or kayak its a good time to paddle.   If there is an instructor onsite they will lead a paddle starting at 6:30PM.   If not then its a good time for an individual practice paddle on the Gorge.

    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Gorge Waterway

    Big Canoe - Shoreline Middle School - contact Jane Spies - 250-479-1678

    Will be accessing clubhouse basement only.

    • Big canoes
    • PFDs, bailers, throw bags, lines, paddles
    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Gorge

    Join us on Canada Day as we celebrate by giving rides to the public on the Gorge and raise funds for local charity. Both Dragon Boats and Voyuageur are involved. This is part of GTCA's annual Canada Picnic.

    Contact or to get involved.

    The clubhouse will be in sue the full day as the Gorge-Tillicum Community Association will be holding their annual Strawberry Tea. .

    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Willows Beach

    More details to follow.   VCKC will continue to have a booth of volunteers supporting canoeing.

    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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    Registration is closed
    This course is designed for those who are new to kayaking or those who have been kayaking but have never taken any formal training. The course follows the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program which can be viewed on the Paddle Canada website:

    Prerequisites: None
    Cost: $40
    Place: VCKC Clubhouse and Gorge Waterway

    knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills inspires students to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.



    Typical Course Length:

    1 day


    Re-entry Skills

    • Wet Exit
    • Assisted Re-entries

    Paddling Skills

    • Lifting and Carrying a Kayak
    • Launching and Landing
    • Emptying the Kayak
    • Forward Stroke
    • Stopping
    • Reverse Stroke
    • Forward & Reverse Sweep Strokes
    • Pivots
    • Draw Stroke
    • Low Brace
    • Edging

    General Knowledge

    • Kayak Part Names and Outfitting
    • Paddling and Safety Equipment
    • Injury Prevention
    • Sunsense
    • Collision Regulations
    • Navigation
    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    • Impact of Kayakers on the Environment


    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Our big 50th Anniversary party is fast approaching. Debi LaHaise is having a short planning meeting on Wednesday, July 10th at 7 pm to plan the final part of September 15th - the Members only after-party! 

    This will include closing out the public portion of the day; sending the Lions off with a big thank you; prepping the kitchen for dinner - and Beer! 

    On July 10th we will plan what we want the after-party to look like, and delegate the tasks needed to make it happen. 

    Please RSVP to If you are unable to make the 10th, but want to help out on September 15th, or if you have ideas to share, be sure to let Debi know. Thank you!"

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Victoria Canoe & Kayak Club, 355 Gorge Rd W, Victoria, BC V9A 1M9
    • 16

    VCKC Guts and Glory is a Dragon Boat Canada CCWC Qualifier

    Racing starts at 09:00am Saturday, race managers on-site at 8:00am.

    Two different race types:

    • 2500-meters in two heats:  10-paddler boats:
      In the morning each team will race a 1250 meter course with a buoy turn (out and back). 
      In the afternoon, each team will race the same course in a different dragon boat.
      The two times for each team will be combined to see who gets the glory and medals.
    • Sprints:
      200-meter races in IDBF-certified 10-paddler boats.

    Teams may register in the following categories: 
          - Mixed
           - Womens

    Minimum of 3 teams required to run category.

    No registrations accepted after July 14, 2018.

    Cost: $250 per 10-paddler team (12 people including caller & stern) for EITHER the 2500m or the 200m sprint.

    Early Bird $220 - if payment received prior to April 15th

    Only $50 to register for the 2nd race type, if registering for both.  

    Results will be ranked by team category (Mixed or Womens) for awarding of medals.

    All paddlers must have signed waiver online to participate.  Link to waiver will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Click here for full details about VCKC's annual Guts 'n Glory race event:  Guts 'n Glory

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 18 Aug 2018
    • Murtle Lake
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    To celebrate the club's 50th year and summer, let's go paddle Murtle Lake.   We will arrive at the portage on Sunday Aug 11.   We will co-ordinate transportation to the lake and food at group meetings before leaving.  Group size is limited to 10 paddlers, and group 1 is now full.

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 18 Aug 2018
    • Murtle Lake
    • 3

    To celebrate the club's 50th year and summer, let's go paddle Murtle Lake.   We will arrive at the portage on Sunday Aug 11.   We will co-ordinate transportation to the lake and food at group meetings before leaving.  Group size is limited to 10 paddlers.  Lakewater Basic Tandem certification is required.

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC Tillicum Racers season ends with a party at the clubhouse!  Save the date, more details will follow.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse

    VCKC 50th Anniversary Celebration - more to follow

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • VCKC Clubhouse on the Gorge

    Fall clean-up day is on the first Saturday in November.

    Clean-up involves sprucing up the grounds and outdoor spaces of the clubhouse and doing a thorough cleaning of the interior including meeting rooms, kitchen and storage areas.

    Wondering what to bring?  For that and any other questions, contact Sandy Rattray by email to:

    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Clubhouse

    Planning meeting for the PFTK sterns to plan teams for the Finale paddle on April 1st.

    Meeting organizer is the Voyageur Director, Phil McEvoy:

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