National Go Canoeing Week 2018

Northern Ireland boosts over 15000 KM of Rivers and streams, 21 lakes to indulge in, and over 500 miles of a beautiful coastline, so why not ‘GO CANOEING’


National Go Canoeing Week is an annual campaign, aiming to raise the profile of the sport, at a national level and encourage as many people as possible to pick up a paddle and get out on the water! The event challenges the nation to see how many miles we can paddle as a collective throughout the week. It is a fantastic chance to come together and celebrate the sport with paddlers old and new. The 2018 mileage target has been set to 45,000 miles.

Stay up to date with Go Canoeing events and first hand information on the 2018 National Go Canoeing Week developments by visiting

Events and Sessions, follow links below for further detail and how to book;

26th May

Bangor Bay Race

Erne Paddlers // Time Trial 

Ulster Canoe Club // Starter sessions

C.A.P.S // Starter Sessions

C3 Paddlers // Starter Sessions 

27th May

Erne Paddlers // Starter Session

28th May

29th May

30th May

Belfast Canoe Club // Try Racing

1st June

2nd June

C3 Starter Sessions

3rd June

Belfast Canoe Club // Try Racing

Clubs and Providers

Do you have images or videos of The Big Adventure 2018? Share your experience with us and other paddlers by sending them to and we can post them on our website.

Are you a club or provider, and want to register for the event? Click HERE to download your registration form. Please return completed registration forms to

Activities and Ideas

Click the link above to find out more about all the fun activities and ideas you can organise or take part in.

Want to get involved in a club?

Whether your paddling with a club or provider during National Go Canoeing Week or not, you can still get involved with clubs to continue to develop your paddling ability.

Get involved with a club or provider and start developing your paddling ability, have fun and socialise with others.