We at OutdoorsNB Inc believe that the best way to enjoy your purchase is to paddle with others. It is also the safest way to paddle, especially if you join a Paddle Canada/Canoe Kayak NB Affiliated club that will provide you with coaching, guided outings, activities and social events.
We have been working very hard since OutdoorsNB's inception to help build a safe and fun local paddling community by getting involved in this community. Jeremy and Darby became Paddle Canada Instructors in 2013, Jeremy has been involved with the Fundy Paddlers Club since 2014 and with CKNB since 2015. We hope the community continues to grow well into the future!
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. www.canoekayaknb.com
In Fredericton the regional paddling club is the Tumblehome Paddlers Club. Tumblehome provides courses, regular weekly paddles and a summer Tripping Schedule. http://tumblehomepaddlers.weebly.com
In Moncton, the regional paddling club is the River Runners Canoe Club. Hosting river runs for both Canoe and Kayaks. They also provide courses and community clean-up activities. http://www.riverrunners.ca
In Saint John, the regional paddling club is the Fundy Paddling club. FPC is one of the most active paddling clubs in the province with many sanctioned kayaking and canoe activities through out the spring summer and fall. The club hosts an annual safety night with SAR Techs from the Department of Defense and hosts pool sessions during the winter as well as regular courses and clinics in the summer. http://www.fundypaddlersclub.org/