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Come and see great championships! 

Spectators are welcome at the 2022 CANOE KAYAK CANADA National Sprint Championships. 

The public area is located in the section closed to road traffic on Capitaine-Veilleux Avenue between Almaville avenue and Chemin de la Berge. This public area, a few meters from the action on the course, with its Trade Fair will include food concessions, exhibitors and sanitary facilities. The presentation of medals and trophies on the floating podium near the finish line will ensure that you do not miss the celebration of the 2022 Canadian champions. 

Please note that additional information is forthcoming depending on the health measures to be observed during the event. No personal tents will be tolerated adjacent to the railing along the shore, in the Public Zone, so as not to hinder the visibility of the course for all. Tents will be permitted only in an identified section. 

The 2022 CANOE KAYAK CANADA NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS will take place on the competition course located in the Capitaine-Veilleux basin of the majestic St-Maurice River adjacent to Capitaine-Veilleux Avenue in Shawinigan, province of Quebec. 

Several major competitions have taken place there since 2008: Seven provincial championships, two Canada Cups, 2016 and 2017 (Canada/ Canamex) as well as the training camp for the men’s national kayak team preceding the TOYKO 2020 Olympic Games.

The on-land competition site is located in a section of Capitaine-Veilleux Avenue closed to traffic. The site offers excellent visibility with more than 500 m along the shore and allows you to observe and follow, from a distance, all the races between the 1000 m mark  to the finish. 

Three areas make up our site: 

  1. An Athlete’s Village RESERVED for athletes and coaches 
  2. A public area with grandstands.
  3. A trade fair

PUBLIC ZONE 

The Public Zone is located to the west of the Athletes’ Village, offering a magnificent view of the finish line. Located at the intersection of rue Ozias-Leduc and Avenue du Capitaine-Veilleux, grandstands for parents, companions and spectators are available free of charge.  
 
A pedestrian path located behind the stands and which runs along the public area will also serve as access for first responders vehicles (firefighters and ambulances). Be careful! In no case will it be allowed to block the pedestrian way, no tents, chairs or beach umbrellas will be allowed there. 
 
Please note that ONLY DOGS ON LEASH ARE ALLOWED in the public area. 

RACE PROGRAM AND RESULTS 

The races take place every day from 8:00 a.m. to end between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

A lunch break and two afternoon breaks are planned. The full race schedule and results will be available on the website or on the free Canoe Kayak Canada app (available on your app store) or through this link (coming soon). 

Night security is in place for the entire site from Sunday evening, August 21, until Monday morning, August 29 at 8 am. 
 
Please note that personal items and valuables should not be left unattended. The Host Organizing Committee and Canoe Kayak Canada cannot be held responsible for any losses or damages to club, participants or public property. 

MEDALS AND TROPHIES

The floating podium is attached to the boat control docks, at the intersection of rue Ozias-Leduc and Avenue du Capitaine-Veilleux. 
 
Award ceremonies will take place on the floating podium immediately after each final.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

While there will be some food services available in the Spectator area, please note there will be no food services and limited water access in the Athletes Village. Food concessions will be present to offer you food and drinks on site. Details on a box lunch reservation service for athletes and clubs will be forthcoming. 

SPECTATOR SERVICES

The Information Kiosk will be set up at the entrance to the Trade Fair. It will be maintained by volunteers who will provide tourist information and events in La Mauricie. Tickets for events and dinners can be purchased at the Information Kiosk or online. (coming soon) 
 

ACCOMMODATION AND CAMPSITE 

HOTELS

For the 2022 Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint Championships, 500 rooms have been reserved in Shawinigan and Trois-Rivières. Summer being a busy time in ‘’La Mauricie’’, we suggest you book as soon as possible. Consult the list of partner establishments of the competition to book your nights.  It is IMPORTANT to mention the GROUP CODE specific to each hotel establishment

For more information, visit the sites Tourisme Shawinigan: www.tourismeshawinigan.com or Tourisme Trois-rivières: https://www.tourismetroisrivieres.com/fr. 

Here is the English PDF link of the hotels:

Hotels list

CAMPING 

The Capitaine-Veilleux basin’s competition site is located next to ‘’Parc de l’ile Melville’’, which offers camping sites, ready-to-camp sites, cabins and an inn. 60 campsites adjacent to the course are reserved, use the GROUP CODE ‘’rivière7155’’. See the plan, here.  

Camping Ile Melville

The campsite on Melville Island will provide an area for spectators to follow the races on the EAST side of the course. 

PARKING 

Parking for athletes, parents, volunteers and spectators is available in reserved sections and also in City public ones. within the around the site streets.  Parking for trailers and trucks will be located in a secure location on Melville Island. will be the only facility offering a one-price parking pass for a full day and in and out privileges. A landing stage for athletes and shuttles will be in place to ensure athletes can enter quickly and easily. Parkings and rest rooms reserved to parathletes and disabled persons will be accessible.

  • Parking and shuttle service are free for everyone. 
  • No parking for trailers or vehicles will be tolerated in the Athletes’ Village. 
  • Parking permitted in authorized and identified streets (see the parking map) 
  • Illegal parking will result in a fine and/or towing of the vehicle at your expense. 
  • Parking reserved for participants with reduced mobility is located at the east entrance of the Athletes’ Village. 
  • Parking reserved for the public with reduced mobility is located at the entrance to the Trade Fair (see Trade Fair) 
  • Beware of PROHIBITED parking in the residential area around the site. 
  • See the map with locations near parking lots. 

BIKE PATH

The city of Shawinigan offers a bicycle network with bike paths near downtown hotels. Click here for maps of the cycling network.

HEALTH PROTOCOL 

If required, details of the protocol will be shared before the event in order to respect the socio-sanitary measures concerning COVID 19 in effect in our region.

COMMERCIAL STANDS  

Food concessions, exhibitors, shops and a Shawinigan 2022 information kiosk will be set up in the Trade Fair located at the west end of the site, adjacent to the curve of Avenue du Capitaine-Veilleux located between Almaville avenue and Marie Louise street. More details to come.

 
FOOD CONCESSION 

Food concessions will be present to offer you food and drinks on site. Details on a box lunch reservation service for athletes and clubs will be forthcoming. 

EXIBITORS

Coming soon 

SHOPS 

Coming soon

INFORMATION BOOTH / TICKETS SALES (coming soon) 

The Information Kiosk will be set up at the entrance to the Trade Fair. It will be maintained by volunteers who will provide tourist information and events in La Mauricie. Tickets for events and dinners can be purchased at the Information Kiosk or online. (coming soon)