MEC Paddlefest Victoria 2019

  • Date
    From Saturday, 06 July, 2019 to Sunday, 07 July, 2019
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 04:30 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Address
    Willows Beach
    2740 Dalhousie St
    Victoria, BC



Saturday, July 6 @ Willows Beach

Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. We've got lots on deck at our annual MEC Paddlefest, and everyone's welcome. Go for a test paddle, learn skills at a clinic, browse exhibitor's booths, or join in on a SUP race. 

Bring your friends and family, and celebrate the fun of floating with good times outside!


Saturday, July 6 @ Willows Beach

10:00am Festival kick-off

10:00am MEC Love Floats Pride Paddle

10:00am Demos start

10:15am Six Pack Victoria SUP Challenge Race start

10:45am Morning Yoga with Mat Collective

10:45am On-Land Clinics start

12:00pm On-water Clinics start

12:15pm Pink Paddles Team Relay race start

2:00pm Afternoon Yoga with Mat Collective

4:00pm Festival wrap-up!

Sunday, July 7 @ MEC Victoria

11:00am Gear Swap on outside patio

2:00pm Gear Swap ends

3:00pm Boat Auction on outside patio




Absolute Therapy

Adventure GI

BC Marine Trails Network Association

Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures

Cascade Designs

Cold Comfort

Fresh Coast Health Food Bar

Gyro Beach Board Shop

Kolder Surf

Outward Bound Canada

Oak Bay Sea Rescue

Ocean Air Technologies

Ocean River Sports & Adventures

Pacifica Paddle Sports

Quick Water Canada

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

South Island Sea Kayaking Association (SISKA)

South Island SUP

West Coast Outdoor Adventure



This year's MEC Paddlefest Victoria supports Power To Be; a non-profit organization that empowers people to explore their limitless possibilities through inclusive adventures roots in nature. 


Check out photos from last year's event by clicking on the images below.


We're always looking for an extra set of hands to help out at our festivals. Join us for a short 4hr shift, or for the entire day! Volunteering with the events team is a blast.

Find out more and sign-up here.


Getting there

Willows Beach in Oak Bay, Victoria BC

There is limited parking available at Willows Beach; please consider carpooling or using alternative modes of transportation. There are multiple bus stops nearby – please consult BC Transit schedules for arrival and departure times. 


Help us keep our events green by bringing your own water bottle and using alternative modes of transportation to get to the festival.

Buying food at the event? Show your love of the ocean bring your own reusable utensils, bowls, plates, cups and napkins. Pack in, pack out. The ocean and all who live there will thank you.

Get Involved

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