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RA Canoe Camping Club (RACCC)

Ottawa, Ontario

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Main Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The RACCC, formerly known as the Y Canoe Camping Club, had its beginnings in the late 1940’s when a group of YMCA members began making canoe trips. On November 1, 2012 the YCCC transitioned to the Recreation Association Canoe Camping Club. The RACCC has a legacy of canoe tripping expertise! Friendship, volunteerism, safety, environmentally friendly camping have been club hallmarks since the 1940’s.

Currently we are more than 270 members of all ages and skill levels and offer a wide variety of recreational trips organized under flat water, whitewater and family programs, complemented by a training program. All RACCC programs are completely run on a voluntary basis by club members.

Club members collaboratively host over 200 trips, training and social events during the paddling season and throughout the year! Our cooperative trips involve everyone, which allows us to keep costs down. RACCC trips and training are for beginners through advanced paddlers interested in flatwater or whitewater paddling. We also offer family appropriate programming.

The RACCC paddles wherever there is water and access! There are many great lakes and rivers in Ontario and Quebec but RACCC trips also explore other Provinces and Territories, and USA waterways. Local destinations include parks such as Gatineau, Algonquin, La Verendrye, Frontenac, Mattawa, Voyageur, Bon Echo, and lakes, rivers and other accessible waterways via back roads!

Languages Offered: English, French

Disciplines Offered

Camping Skills Instruction

Canoeing Instruction

Sea Kayaking Instruction

Stand Up Paddling Instruction

Other Services

Canoe Rentals

Kayak Rentals


Other Non-Paddle Canada Lessons


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