In Canada, the National Recreational Paddling Association is Paddle Canada. Paddle Canada is recognized by the U.S. association American Canoe Association and by the British Canoe Association and provides certified training that is accepted across Canada and recognized by ACA and BCU.
In New Brunswick, the Provincial Recreational Paddling Association is Canoe Kayak NB. CKNB is the Provincial representative Association for Paddle Canada. CKNB provides sanctioning for regional paddling clubs, it provides CKNB certified course instructors and Paddle Canada Course instructors a media outlet for instruction. CKNB provides insurance for all CKNB member clubs and instructors and helps to promote safe paddling in New Brunswick.
Based out of Bathurst, the Pagayeurs du Nord or Northern Paddlers was established in 2018! Les Pagayeurs take advantage of the world-class sea kayaking and canoeing opportunities of the Chaleur Region!
Les pagayeurs du Nord est un group formé afin d’aidé les amateurs de sport de pagaie (SUP, Kayak et Canoë) dans le partage d’information sur les activités de pagaies, des destinations intéressantes, les cours offerts et autre informations reliés au sport de pagaie. Ce groupe encourage le partage d’information de tout le nord du Nouveau Brunswick.
In Saint John, the regional paddling club is the Fundy Paddling club. Fundy Paddlers is a very active club hosting sanctioned kayak and canoe activities through out the spring summer and fall. The club hosts an annual safety night with Search and Rescue Technicians from the Department of Defense. In addition the club hosts pool sessions during the winter and courses and clinics in the summer.
In Moncton and South-East NB, the regional paddling club is the River Runners Canoe Club. It is one of the most active club, hosting river runs for both Canoes and Kayaks. They also provide courses, clinics, community clean-up activities, and help maintain one of the Heritage Portage trail (between Richibucto River and Salmon River).