Welcome to GetKidsPaddling.caAux pagaies les jeunes

Get Kids Paddling – Aux pagaies les jeunes, is a grassroots organization created to support Canadian youth in the discovery and exploration of Canada through paddling.

  • On May 29, 2024 at 7:30 pm ET, Get Kids Paddling will be holding its 2nd AGM.
  • Please register to hear of our past year’s activities.
  • We will also be sharing some plans for 2024 – 2025, including a new look at schools, paddling club initiatives, continued webinars, plus.
  • Get Kids Paddling advocates and promotes paddling opportunities for all kids and youth across Canada.
  • Join us and take part in this unique undertaking.

    • Please contact Dave Goldman at dave@getkidspaddling.ca for information or to offer suggestions in regard to schools, camps, clubs, communities, businesses, youth groups, or individuals mentoring youth by offering instruction and tripping opportunities.

    Why GKP?

    Keeping Canadian Backcountry Wilderness Culture Afloat…

    Since 2013, Get Kids Paddling has been committed to supporting the growth and development of paddling experiences for Canadian youth.

    What began as a conversation amongst a few paddling instructors about the best way to build and grow opportunities for the next generation of Canadian paddlers has now grown to a network right across Canada.

    Today, paddling programs for youth face more challenges with respect to planning, resources and managing risk. There has never been a better time for this unique, national undertaking to get kids paddling.


    Learn More, Get Involved…

    Canoeing and kayaking are integral parts of our Canadian heritage.

    Get Kids Paddling is an organization that is committed to supporting the growth and design of programs that can introduce and ignite a passion for paddling and backcountry tripping among our youth.

    In addition to working with outdoor education programs in schools, Get Kids Paddling partners with community-based groups who might also be facing the same restrictions and difficulties with respect to sustainable programming.

    To get involved, and learn more about how you can support, and connect with Get Kids Paddling, click below.

    Discussion Forum

    Webinar Series 2023-2024

    FamilyTripping-Tips & Tricks Born to canoe-tripping parents, Fintan went on his first canoe trip before his first birthday. Join him and his mom to hear some of their stories, and tips and tricks on how to trip as a family!