Just Paddle It: Crane Cove, Eskasoni Information Package

Cape Breton, NS – The Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada (ADCKC), (in partnership with CBRM, Destination Cape Breton, Province of Nova Scotia, Eskasoni First Nation, and other key contributors), will be hosting a first ever paddling festival in Eskasoni, Cape Breton. The Just Paddle It! multi-discipline paddle sport festival will take place at Crane Cove, Eskasoni from September 20th to 22nd, 2019. 


What: This event will involve paddling events on all three days at Crane Cove, with fun races taking place all day Saturday, September 21st. 


Where: Crane Cove, Eskasoni (4115 Shore Rd, Eskasoni, NS B1J 1K5)

Preferred Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney, Nova Scotia. 

60 Maillard Street, Membertou, NS B1S 3W3

Phone Number: (902) 564-6555

Limited Rooms available for booking in ADCKC block with discounted rate. 

Website: https://bit.ly/2jWXUVC


When: September 20th - 22nd (Opening ceremonies, racing and major events from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, other drop-in special events on Friday and Saturday)

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 20, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Sunset Paddle at Crane Cove

Saturday, September 21, 2019

8:30 am - 10:00 am Registration Crane Cove

10:00 am - 11:00 am Morning Kick-Off  - talk, group warm-up, and cultural presentation

11:00 am - 12:30 am Racing YOUTH 1KM with medal presentations

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm BBQ + Refreshments

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Racing 2.5 KM 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Racing 5.0 km and 10 km races together w/ medal presentations

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Reception at Royal Cape Breton Room, 60 Esplanade (Port of Sydney) with keynote speaker and music

Sunday, September 22, 2019

10:00 am - 11:00 pm Yoga (CBRM) 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Morning Open Paddle and Skills


The Just Paddle It! event will be a celebration of paddling, history, culture, and lots of fun for the whole family. This is an event for both experienced and beginner level paddlers, with opportunities to race, develop skills, socialize, and learn from a great community of athletes, sport leaders, indigenous leaders, and dedicated volunteers. 

This event is open to the public (equipment required), and will feature some notable star paddlers from Team Canada and Atlantic Canada, Olympic alumni, and NAIG 2020 hopefuls. The focus of the racing will be to showcase opportunities for all ages in a scenic and welcoming setting.

For more information contact:

Robin Thomson


(902) 495-7141