MEC Barrie Paddlefest 2018

Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. We’ve got lots on deck at out paddling festival, and everyone’s welcome. You can go for a test paddle, learn skills at a clinic, browse exhibitor’s booths, and hunt for deals at the paddle swap. Bring your friends and family, and celebrate the fun of floating!

MEC Barrie Paddlefest 2018 is being held on June 16th and June 17th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Centennial Beach Barrie. We have clinics taught by some of Ontario’s best paddle sports instructors to introduce first-timers to canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. For those looking for more than a beginner course, we will also have a few intermediate clinics to fine tune your paddling skills. All of our land clinics offer opportunities to learn about the world of paddling. A variety of clinics will be offered such as, minimizing your impact on the natural environment, yoga sessions for paddlers, what to do during wildlife encounters, and many more!

In addition to our clinics, we will have free boat demos happening al day. You can test one of our canoes, kayaks, or SUPs for free!

Join us Saturday evening at 7:30 pm for an open sunset paddle. You can choose to take either a canoe, kayak or SUP and paddle out into the sunset. After the paddle we will have a small fire on the beach.