The 2019 Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships is an exciting event which is open free to the public. The event will feature Canada’s best sprint canoe and kayak athletes competing for the title of “Canadian Champion” in several different age categories and boat classifications.
The event can be viewed best from Pine Island in Wascana Park. The finish line for all races is at Pine Island and there is room on the Island for those with tents and chairs. There is also a lower railed area for standing spectators.
Athletes compete in this event for their home club. Clubs collect points to win the age event titles (burgees) and the overall club title for the event.
Spectators will see young athletes competing who are working towards national team placement in the future as well as those who have already represented Canada internationally, including Olympic athletes.
Results from the national championships are combined with results from other events to determine national team selection and athlete funding. International teams for 2020 will be selected from race events in that year.
There will be an autograph session with national team athletes on August 31 at 11:20am. This will be followed by the Commodore’s Salute at 12:15pm
Download our Spectator Guide here. It’s full of information about the event and the history of the sport of sprint canoe kayak.
Schedule of Events & Results
Races run every day from about 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. There is usually an hour course break for lunch and two short course breaks in the afternoon.
A full schedule of events, as well as the draws and results will be available on this website or on the free Canoe Kayak Canada app available on your app store or at this link.
Food & Beveridge
The District Brewing Nationals Lounge is situated directly in front of the finish line so it has a great view of the race course. It is open to those of legal drinking age and will be open from 12 noon to 9pm daily.
In addition, there a great spectator area on the bank of Wascana Lake on the south shore directly in front of the finish line.
Several local food trucks will be on-site throughout the event serving a variety of food and drink options.
Our Information Booth (Sask Energy Tent) is located at the foot of the Pine Island bridge and is hosted by local volunteers who will have lots of information about the event. As well they will be able to help out the competitors and clubs with information about Regina that will make their nationals experience the best.
The Spectator Guide will be made available soon on this page.
Parking at Wascana Park is free but limited. Click here to see a map of Wascana Centre that includes all parking lots. There is also some street parking allowed at a few locations within the park and on the west side of Broad Street (southbound). Please note that there are many non- parking areas within the park so be mindful of posted signs. Illegal parking may result in a ticket and/or your vehicle being towed.