Canoe to the Sea Paddling Series

Canoe to the Sea Paddling Series

Active East Hants is hosting a Paddling Series that provides various paddling opportunities through events to showcase the fantastic paddling facilities and opportunities along the Shubenacadie River in East Hants!

Paddling Series:  Check back next year for 2018 dates

Riverpark Paddle, June 24th, 2017 – completed

Canada Day Paddle, July 1st, 2017 – completed 

Canoe to the Sea, September 2nd, 2017- completed

River Park Paddle

Join Active East Hants to celebrate and enjoy our new public water access points along the Shubenacadie River! Approximately a 7km paddle.

The event is for all paddling abilities.  Celebrate National Paddling Week with Lunch and snacks following the paddle.

Cost: $10.00 per person (includes lunch)

Start: Brick Yard Park, 71 Green Road, Lantz – 10:00am start

Finish: Wickwire Station Park, 1705 Highway 2, Milford

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Transportation to Brickyard Park after parking your vehicle at Wickwire Park available.

Boat rentals not provided.

Canada Day Paddle

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a paddle on the Shubenacadie River!  Starting at Wickwire Station Park, we will catch the outgoing tide into the Shubenacadie River Park and continue on to the Shubenacadie Hay Days celebration. Approximately a 16km paddle.

Cost: $10.00 per person (includes lunch)

Start: Wickwire Station Park, 1705 Highway 2, Milford – 10:00am start

Finish: Shubenacadie River Park, 2848 Highway 2, Shubenacadie

Difficulty Rating: Easy – Moderate

Transportation available.

Canoe to the Sea

Shubenacadie River MapStarting at the dock located at the Shubenacadie River Park for a picturesque paddle 39km down the Shubenacadie River with the outgoing tide ending in the historic village of Maitland in the Cobequid Bay.

During the paddle you will experience the beautiful scenery and wildlife such as the cliffs overlooking the river to the bald eagles soaring above!

There will be professional river rafters to ensure boater safety but you may take a little water over the bow.  In that case, a sea kayak might be a better choice than an open canoe, but whatever your vessel choice, getting wet is part of paddling fun, particularly on the Shubenacadie River!

Depending upon your pace, the event will take between 2.5 and 4 hours. This is a recreational fun race for families and less competitive paddlers: adult-youth teams (parents, kids, pets, etc.) in recreational style canoes and kayaks.





Difficulty Level: Moderate – Challenging

Registration:  9:00am

Start Time: 10:00am

Cost: $45.00

All participants are welcome to the lunch and awards presentation afterward.

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