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Home of Recreational Paddling in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Mission of Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador (Paddle NL) is to advance participation and interest in all paddling disciplines practiced throughout the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Our mission is achieved through the promotion of safety, skill development, conservation, advocacy, and an active program of on and off-water activities. All Paddle NL events adhere to our core values of fellowship, inclusion, and respect.

Wednesday Evening Presentations

During the Winter months a number of Paddle NL members will make presentations that are open to the general public. The presentations are based on past paddling trips.

They are generally held at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute on Ridge Road and there is no charge. Hampton Hall is a lecture Hall which can seat over 200 people. Presentations begin at 7:30 pm and last for 60 to 90 minutes with questions and  discussion after words.

March 6th. ,2024

In 2022, Laura Knight and paddling partner, Jordie Allen-Newman started their circumnavigation
of the Island of

In two years they have
paddled from the East
Coast to the Baie Verte

Exposed coast, extended
crossings, rough water,
great camp sites and
impressive coastlines.

Laura, when not paddling the ocean, can be found on the bridge of a Canada Coast Guard ship.

March 20th. ,2024

Harbour Buffett: Paddling to a resettled community and enjoying an archaeological mystery.

Harbour Buffet is
located on Long
Island; one of the
365 islands in
Placentia Bay!

Additional details
at Laura’s presentation.

Paddle Boarding

Whether you go to a river, lake or the ocean, I’m sure you’ve seen people doing it.

From yoga enthusiasts practicing poses in the water, to surfers, fitness people, or simply individuals who like to paddle and explore.

So, how do you get into Paddle Boarding?


The rugged coastlines, lakes and ponds of Newfoundland and Labrador are the backdrop for awe inspiring paddles. Rolling hills, towering cliffs, canyons, caves and simple rocks create vistas that whisper and call to the child inside you. Providing a return to the joy and purity of discovering what’s around the next corner, what treasure and reward awaits you.

Kayaking is our chance to rekindle the magic of youthful discovery, of being touched deeply by the sights and sounds of these majestic shores.


Canoeing is a recreational activity or sport that involves paddling a canoe on a river, lake, pond, or ocean. It can be done individually (solo canoeing) or in tandem (one person in the bow and one in the stern). The canoe typically requires a paddle to propel and steer.

Canoeing can be enjoyed for various purposes, including leisurely exploration of nature, white-water adventures, wilderness camping trips, and competitive racing events. Canoeing has many physical and mental benefits, as well as its ability to connect individuals with nature and promote water safety skills.

Paddle NL - So much to sea


Austin Anthony Award

The Making Waves Award was established many years ago, in honor of the late Austin Anthony. Austin was an avid outdoorsman, master canoeist, a strong supporter and member of the provincial and national paddling associations over several decades.

Jim Price Award

It has been a tradition during the Retreat to award the Jim Price Passion for Paddling award. This award is given in honor of the late Jim Price who was instrumental in the development of paddling, especially kayaking in the province.

Recognition Awards

Paddle NL regularly recognizes people through out the greater paddling community that have done many things to help improve the various waterways thorough out the Province of Newfoundland Labrador.

Places to paddle

Whether on a pond, lake, ocean or river Newfoundland and Labrador has many places to explore!

Paddle NL is a Member of Paddle Canada and represents Paddle Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador.