St. Mary’s Boat Club offers canoeing and kayaking programs for all skill levels. Canoeing activities are for people ages 7 and up. Kayaking activities are for people ages 12 and up.
Canoes/Stand-up Paddle Boards
Free canoe rentals
You can take a canoe out from St. Mary’s Boat Club on weekends between July 1 and September 30 free of charge.
All rentals for canoes are required to be booked in advance by calling 902-490-6666 or online at www.halifax.ca/myrec. Entry will not be permitted without advance booking.
Canoe Rental - One Rental is for one Canoe which, accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 small children or 3 adults.
Rentals available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can only borrow a canoe for a maximum of one hour.
• All safety equipment will be provided for you.
When borrowing a canoe, you must:
• Abide by all safety regulations set out by Transport Canada and St. Mary’s Boat Club
• Stay within the Northwest Arm
Free Stand-up Paddle Board rentals
SUP boards are also available to borrow from the St. Mary's Boat Club from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for a maximum of 1 hour.
All rentals for stand-up paddle boards at the Boat Club are required to be booked in advance by calling 902-490-6666 or online at www.halifax.ca/myrec. Entry will not be permitted without advance booking.
Current Government issued ID required to borrow the gear. From July 1 to September 30.
Whether you’re a first timer or already a pro, join Paddle Canada-certified staff on a safe, comfortable, and fun journey. You will follow the shores of the Northwest Arm as you explore the coves and inlets that shape Canada's east coast. Kayaking is for ages 12 and up. All safety equipment will be provided.
All kayak programs are required to be booked in advance by calling 902-490-6666 or online at www.halifax.ca/myrec. Entry will not be permitted without advance booking.
To join Paddle Night, you must sign a canoe/kayak rental form
Kayaking paddle nights run throughout the summer for adults. All events begin and end at St. Mary’s Boat Club.
Adult paddle night
Adults can join in a paddle around the Northwest Arm for $15. Arrive at 5:30 to get your kayak and gear.
July 1–August 31
Paddle night runs from 6–8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
As the days get shorter, the paddle night runs from 6–7:30 p.m., and only on Wednesdays.
Youth paddle night
Will return in 2022
Groups bookings will be back for the summer of 2022.