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Registration fees

HGS 3 Person Sprint Team Closed


  1. $60.00
    Jan 4 - Aug 25

HGS 3 Person Sprint Closed


  1. $20.00
    Jan 4 - Aug 25

The Canadian Tire Family Leisure Paddler & Shore Lunch Closed

On Sunday August 26th, departing from the Mattagami River Beach area located south west of the Mattagami River Bridge. Participants will paddle upstream 5 km on the Mountjoy River, past Miller Lake to an area that has been set aside for a traditional shore lunch consisting of pickerel, beans, home fries, wild berry tea and bottled water. The Canadian Tire Leisure Family Paddle and Shore Lunch will provide participants with a great introduction to the sport of kayaking and allows for a great networking opportunity. The event is Proudly Sponsored By Canadian Tire Timmins

  1. $30.00
    Jan 4 - Aug 25

Festival Events


The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival


From paddling events, kayak sprint events to Arts & Culture Routes Vendors, kayak celebration is in the air and you cannot miss it in Timmins, Ontario. And even if you are not into kayaking competition, there is still something for everyone.


The City of Timmins is a sophisticated and thriving municipality surrounded by pristine forests and over five hundred lakes, rivers and streams. The community has a rich and vibrant history, and it is strategically located in the heart of Northern Ontario. The City of Timmins is not only a center for industry, commerce, distribution and finance, but also considered to be the hub for culture and healthcare in the region.


As a regional centre, Timmins provides services and opportunities to approximately 45,000 local citizens and 118,000 regional residents. Kayaking in Timmins Ontario is a tradition. This unique destination provides for Canada’s best kayak vacations and trips.


If you love paddling, consider Timmins for your canoe trips in Ontario. You will find comprehensive kayaking and canoeing guides for all the leisure events and competitions.

We’ve had visitors coming for kayaking in Timmins from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, London, sudbury and even from the US. These visitors left great feedback and were pleased with their trip quality as attested by the genuine testimonials received.

For kayaking holidays packages, car rentals, fishing and boating programs and contact number, check Great Canadian Kayak Challenge website It has helpful information if you want to explore the city, find a hotel, flight, stores and shops where you can buy kayak accessories, gear, etc. Of course, you can always buy Canoes, Kayaks & SUP’s from Walmart Canada in Timmins, Ontario.


Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Astra Apartments $108.31
2 Gordon King $27.80
3 Debra Petrus $27.80

Top Fundraisers


David Dewar

Raised: $136.11


Gordon King

Raised: $27.80


Patrick Boily

Raised: $11.70

Event Schedule

  • August 25 9:00 AM EDT - The Marcel Pelchat OPG Elite Challenge

  • August 25 9:30 AM EDT - The Elite Recreational Challenge

  • August 25 10:00 AM EDT - The Recreational Challenge

  • August 25 11:15 AM EDT - The Plastic Boat Challenge

  • August 25 11:30 AM EDT - The Paddling Magazine 2 person Canoe Challenge

  • August 25 12:00 PM EDT - The Celebrity Challenge

  • August 25 12:30 PM EDT - The Seniors/ Masters Elite Challenge

  • August 25 1:15 PM EDT - The Dr. John Shaw Seniors/Master Recreation Challenge

  • August 25 1:45 PM EDT - The Open Little Boat Challenge

  • August 25 2:30 PM EDT - The D& L Home and Cottage Youth Challenge

  • August 25 3:00 PM EDT - The Novice Challenge

  • August 25 3:45 PM EDT - The Open Long Challenge

  • August 26 9:00 AM EDT - 3-Person Kayak

  • August 26 10:00 AM EDT - The Canadian Tire 5 km Guided Family Leisure Paddle and Shore Lunch

Contact Information

Event Location

Timmins, ON, Canada

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