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!

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

NPC Covid Paddling Procedures - Please review this pdf for our procedures during Covid regarding masks and sanitizing of equipment.

NPC Covid Health Screening Form - Please complete this form and bring to your coach.

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 harder & push yourself.

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

Cost per season - $175.00 (60 twice per week sessions March to September) 3 free practices to try us & 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.
Interested in Dragon Boating?

Winter Paddling starts October 12!

Even though summer is over we don't stop paddling!  Starting October 5, join us on Saturday mornings for a paddle.