The 2020 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 Hog’s Back Marina, north of Mooney’s Bay Park. The finish line for all races and the awards podium is at Hog’s Back Marina. There will be bleachers with direct view to the finish line and the podium. You can watch the 1000m, 500m and 200m starts from shore from Moonye’s Bay Park and Beach..
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 who will be coming back from Tokyo.
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 autograph sessions with national team athletes on throughout the week.
Hogs Back Dam and Fixed Bridge Rehabilitation – The Hogs Back Fixed Bridge and Dam rehabilitation project includes repairs to the piers and abutments of both the dam and bridge, the east and west upstream retaining wall, and tunnel under the west abutment of the bridge. The bridge deck will also be replaced. This project will be completed in phases, with substantial completion expected in spring 2021. By August 2020 the porject will be on Phase 2: Spring 2020 – Mid 2021: During this time, the fixed bridge deck will be replaced and the pedestrian tunnel on the west side will be repaired. In order to complete this work, a road closure will be in effect, anticipated from spring 2020 to the end of December 2020. Review this page to learn more about detours.
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 & Beverages
The Beer Tent 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.
Several local food trucks will be on-site throughout the event serving a variety of food and drink options.
Our Information Booth 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 Ottawa that will make their nationals experience the best.