David Thompson Paddlesport Classic

Join us for three days of paddling and portaging through awesome snow-capped mountain scenery in the path of the Sinixt people; a great way to spend a family weekend.

The race includes many boat classes; canoes, war canoes, kayaks, SUP’S, and pro-boats. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class; men, women and mixed.

August 18 – 20, 2017
Entry deadline: August 14, 2017

Join us on this three-day, 125 kilometer (78-mile) flat water journey following the original route of David Thompson on the Columbia River now known as Lake Revelstoke. The route parallels highway 23 between the snow-capped Selkirk and Monashee mountains. It begins at Mica Creek, 143 km north of Revelstoke, and ends at the 5 mile boat launch near Revelstoke Dam about 10 km north of Revelstoke. There are 7 short mandatory portages totaling 5 km, most of which are on parts of the old “Big Bend” roadway between the lake and highway 23.

The event offers a singular opportunity for canoe racers to test their skill and endurance on a challenging course, and for recreational paddlers to experience adventure and friendly competition amid some of the most breathtaking scenery in Canada.

All participants receive a T-shirt, mileage pins, awards, snacks, paddler shuttles and a post race meal. The event is limited to 100 boats. Entry deadline is August 14.

The David Thompson Paddlesport Classic welcomes canoes, kayaks, row-boats and stand-up paddleboards in many age, family and gender classes. There is a group for everyone! Those interested in paddling only one day are welcome on Sunday. Pit crews are welcome, but for those who don’t have a pit crew, busses will return paddlers to the start line each day.

Many businesses, civic groups and volunteers make this event a positively memorable experience for all participants. Incredible support comes from numerous volunteers and businesses in and around Revelstoke. Our sponsors appreciate your support.





Hosted by:

Revelstoke Paddlesport Association
Columbia Basin Trust
Organiser: Bill Pollock

Revelstoke Paddlesport Association


Ph: (250) 814-7473

Email race organizers here.