Interested in Dragon Boating?

Welcome to the Nanaimo Paddling Centre!

We invite you to join us for a paddle on the beautiful waters of the Newcastle Channel and Nanaimo's bustling harbour!

We offer On-Water Coaching for individuals, club and corporate teams.

No experience is needed as we will teach you everything about Dragon Boat Paddling. Everyone is welcome to attend!

We are accepting both men and women for our High Performance Program

All equipment is supplied (PFD, Paddle) but you can bring your own if you would like.

Our regular season runs from March to September, schedule is Tuesday/Thursday 5:30pm on water, 5:15pm for team warm up. Saturdays 10:00am optional practice for those that cannot attend both week day practices or would want more practice.

Recreational – want to paddle for fun, fitness, social, doesn’t really matter if you race or win at festivals.

Competitive – Train with goals in mind, race in festivals to win or place on the podium. Willing to train hard and push yourself.

Divisions – Women’s  |  Mixed (Men & Women)  |  Both divisions

Cost - $225.00 Annually (60 twice per week sessions March to September) 2 free practices to try us and dragon boating out, see if it fits you and your lifestyle. Payment is due after free sessions. Optional Saturday practice no charge with membership.

We train all year round! Check our Upcoming Courses

Call 250-616-0592 for more info

or send us an email with your enquiries at

Nusa'Lon Practice
Nusa'Lon Dragons practice on Newcastle Channel.


Do you want more from your Dragon Boat Paddling? Is your vision to be on the top of the podium?

We are accepting both MEN & WOMEN for our High Performance Program.

Contact us for more information

Interested in Dragon Boating?

Winter Paddling starts in October!

Even though summer is over we don't stop paddling!  Starting in October, join us on Saturday mornings for a paddle.