MEC Paddlefest Barrie

  • Date
    Saturday, 21 June, 2014
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Barrie
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Paddlefest Barrie
    Centennial Park
    Barrie, ON

Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. We’ve got lots on deck at our paddling festival – and everyone’s welcome. You can go for a test paddle, learn skills at a clinic, browse exhibitor’s booths, and hunt for deals at the Paddle Swap.

Bring your friends and family, and celebrate the fun of floating.

Full Event Schedule

Clinics and workshops Learn new skills from friendly instructors. On water clinics are just $10, land clinics are FREE and pre-registration is required.

Online registration IS NOW CLOSED!

Registration for remaining vacant spots will be available at Centennial Park on Saturday, June 21st.


MEC Paddlefest Barrie is located at Centennial Park (Lakeshore Drive), Barrie.

If you take transit, the bus terminal is a short walk from Centennial Park. If you’re driving, street parking is available near the event.

View map and directions.

* please take note that a portion of Lakeshore Drive will be closed for the morning to traffic due to the Barrie Half Marathon

MEC Paddle Swap

Hunting for a deal? Need to make some space in your gear closet? Buy or sell used kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and paddling gear at the MEC Paddle Swap.

If you have items to sell, stop by MEC Barrie and fill out a booth application, or email for more information. MEC provides the space and 1 table per booth, you bring all the materials and people you need for swap. Booth fees are $15 for individuals or non-profits and $40 for retail/wholesale shops. Deadline to sign up for a booth is June 1, 2014.

2014 Ontario Summer Splash SUP Series Race will also be onsite at MEC Paddlefest Barrie: Click here to register

More information

For information, to volunteer, or to become an exhibitor, please contact Lynda Day or Mae Pankhurst via email at or call 705.792.4675.