MEC Paddlefest Burlington
MEC Paddlefest is a celebration of all things paddlesport. Whether you’re a beginner who’s never been in a boat, or an expert paddler looking to fine-tune your skills, there are plenty of learning opportunities both on water, and on land. Come make a splash with us at MEC Paddlefest Burlington.Our courses are for all abilities, from introductory to advanced, and are taught by some of North America’s greatest paddle sports instructors. Clinics and courses are $10 each plus tax, and include all the gear you need to get on the water.
For those who don’t sign up for courses there are still plenty of things to see and do at the event for free. Anyone who has an interest in paddlesports shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit MEC Paddlefest
Christie Lake Conservation, 1000 Hwy 5 W, Dundas, ON L9H 5E2 (Lakeside Pavillion).
We encourage you to ride your bike, walk, or take public transit to MEC Paddlefest. If you do drive, please be aware that this is a conservation and parking does cost money. As a celebration of Paddlefest and supporting sustainable water activities, Conservation Hamilton has agreed to reduce the parking fee for the day to $9.00 for everyone.
All of the equipment you will need for your course is included. If you would like to bring your own boat, please do! Canoes and kayaks of all types are welcome and your boat will be for your own personal use in on-water workshops. We will have PFDs available, but if you have your own, bring it along.
You’ll want a change of clothes, snacks, a water bottle and some money. We will have food trucks where you can purchase lunch or snacks, as well as a great selection of used gear for sale which will be cash purchase only.
There will be workshops specifically designed for kids. However, if your child is attending a workshop, you need to attend the same workshop with them. There is no childcare, so you’ll need to supervise your kids.
Everyone can come learn with us. Even if you don’t swim, or have never been in a boat, come and join us – just make sure to select beginner-level workshops.
*All on-water participants will need to sign a waiver and wear a PFD or life jacket.
This event will run rain or shine. In the event of lightning or other dangerous weather on-water activities may be temporarily suspended, but on-land events will proceed as scheduled. As long as it’s safe, we’ll be on the water.
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