Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
17th Ave, Prince George, BC
View on Google Maps
2018 Northern Hardware Prince George Canoe Race
On Saturday July 7th, 2018 paddlers from around North America will be gathering in Prince George for the epic challenge of the 2018 Northern Hardware Prince George Canoe Race. Over $20,000.00 of prizes provided by the support of our amazing community is up for grabs for paddlers and volunteers.
The confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers has historic significance. In 1793, Alexander Mackenzie, as part of the North West Company (later to become Hudson's Bay Company HBC) traversed these waters in voyageur canoes using the knowledge and skills of First Nations guides to find the historic water and overland connection to the Pacific Ocean.
Last year over 100 paddlers took on the challenge. Paddlers from 14 years to masters will be eligible. Last years oldest paddler was 75 years of age! The Alexander Mackenzie Class is open to experienced tandem canoes that will face a 67.5km paddle through the challenging white water of the Isle Pierre and White Mud rapids. Safety along the Race course is provided by the work of the PG SAR in conjunction with the PG Jet Boat Society. The Simon Fraser Class will cover 25km of downriver paddling for both competitive and recreational paddlers. It is open to solo or tandem canoes, solo or double kayaks, voyageur canoes and stand up paddleboards (SUP). The scenic Nechako River joins the Fraser River and all paddlers finish at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park where there will be a post Race celebration with live music and a barbeque sponsored by Integris and Two Rivers Catering. Put this event on your calendar. Find a friend and start training! Make the summer of 2018 memorable by paddling in the 2018 Northern Hardware Prince George Canoe Race!