• Open Paddles

    Paddle Manitoba, FortWhyte Alive, and the City of Winnipeg offer open paddles for the general public and members of Paddle Manitoba/FortWhyte Alive. These social evenings provide novices and experienced paddlers with the opportunity to paddle in relaxed natural settings just minutes from home.

    Wednesday Night Paddles

    Slip down the La Salle River and you’ll soon forget that you are in Winnipeg. This dam controlled river provides a great setting for a nature paddle in a park setting. There is a chance to see deer and beaver while learning the fine points of canoeing from your host, Charles Burchill.

    If you need to borrow boats/equipment, please call to confirm (204 453-5374) at least a few days in advance (but not more than two weeks)


    May, 6:30-8:30 pm
    June/July, 7:00-9:00 pm
    August/September, 6:30-8:30 pm


    $5.00 per person. No fee for those who provide their own boat and equipment. Children 11 years of age and under paddle for free.

    If you bring your own equipment please also bring the required safety equipment: Approved PFD, Paddle, Whistle (sound signal), Bailer, Throw Bag (buoyant heaving line).

    If you require a canoe please phone Charles at 453-5374 at least a few days before the paddle as there is limited equipment. These outings are two hours long; there is no opportunity for drop-in or out.


    La Barriere Park
    Five km south of Perimeter hwy on Waverley Avenue – park near entry gate.