ORCC Ottawa River Canoe Club

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Outrigger Training

Where else does Hawaii meet the Ottawa River? Come experience the thrill of paddling an outrigger canoe on the Ottawa River to discover this Polynesian paddling sport. The Ottawa River provides some fantastic conditions for Outrigger paddling. From our beautiful riverfront location on the Ottawa River, participants will have the opportunity to develop their paddling skills.

Join one of the ORCC Outrigger boats or create your own crew and experience the energy of a big boat in a fun and friendly environment. Please register at the tab below for one of the coached training sessions.

Coached Training Sessions

Practice sessions start in July and run until late September on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (adjusted for daylight in September), and Saturday mornings from 7:00 am until 9:00.

Each session costs $105 for members or $185 for non-members and will include 8 practices with 6 of them coached and a final festival to challenge the team. Please note the festival fees are not included in the program fees.

Session 1: July 3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and July 31

Festival:  Greater Montreal Outrigger Challenge Date TBD

Session 2: August 14, 21, 24, and September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18

Festival: September 21  Ottawa River Paddle Challenge

Note: we train rain or shine, so dress appropriately. The only time a practice is cancelled is when there is an electrical storm or very strong winds.    

You will be on water with a breeze so wear removable layers. Footwear is recommended (watershoes or runners) but they will likely get wet. A secure hat and water bottle may be needed depending on weather.

Uncoached Sessions

Spend Thursday evening and/ or Saturday morning on the river paddling OC6. These are uncoached session. Please register below to be included in the boat.

Paddles and life jackets are available at the club.  Huli training is also mandatory for this group.

OC6 Team/ Corporate Rentals

Ottawa River Canoe Club is the only place in town where you can rent OC6's.  

Teams can book 1 hour practice sessions during evenings or weekends. Or consider our team training packages of 5 or 10 sessions which include video analysis. 

ORCC offers team OC6 training. The boat rental is $60 (+HST) per hour. There are additional coaching fees of $35/$30/or$25 (+HST) per hour, depending on if you would like to book a senior/junior/or development coach.

  • Booking 5 coached sessions will include 1 video session
  • Booking 10 coached sessions will include 2 video sessions


The ORCC requires a signed waiver from each paddler prior to going on-water.  Click here to download the ORCC waiver 


  • To register an entire team and arrange training sessions please contact us at  dragonboat@orcc.ca 

If you are interested in learning more about the Outrigger opportunities at the Ottawa River Canoe Club please contact us at info@orcc.ca 

Email contacts: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • recreation@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca

Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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