Timmins kayaking

11th Annual: Aug 21-23 2020

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival



Prepare to paddle the cool waters of the Mattagami  & Mountjoy Rivers in the heart of the boreal forest.  Glide along the path of the fur traders and the loggers.

Paddle faster for the glory and up to $15,000 in prizing!

The 12th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival has 11 exciting water-based challenges for the seasoned or new-to-the-sport paddler to participate in.

Are you up for the challenge?  

Built around this long-standing event, is a festival that has something for everyone!

Kids’ Activity Zone!  Concerts!  Live Entertainment! 

Fishing Pavilion!  Biker’s Rally! 

Interactive Indigenous Village!  Vintage Vehicles! 

Exhibitors!  ATV/BMX/Snowmobile Stunts!

The outdoor food court will be bursting at the seams with culinary experiences from local restaurateurs, food trucks, and new this year…. The first annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival RIBFEST complete with three ribbers battling it out for best ribs!  And you haven’t had a true Indigenous experience if you don’t make your way over to the Interactive Indigenous Village and sample some bannock, along with a few other Indigenous traditional foods!

So save the dates.  August 21, 22 and 23, 2020.  Timmins, Ontario