Ceyana Canoe Club 

On the water since 1978

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Upcoming events...

All of our activities are here on our
Events Calendar

What's in a Name?

The mascot of the 1978 Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton was called Keyano, a bear. The Games organizers told us that Keyano means friendship or togetherness in Cree. The club was granted permission to use the name but suggested that Keyano was propperly spelled with a "C" and an "a." More recently from Keyano College we understand Keyano roughly translates to "sharing."  And we've certainly shared a lot of paddling experiences over our 44 years!


Promote the safe use of canoes and kayaks using modern techniques on varying water conditions.

Advocate on behalf of Club members and their interests.

Develop certified instructors and capable Club members to foster safe, enjoyable and interesting on-water activities.

Demonstrate the Club's family orientation through on- and off-water social opportunities.

Liaise with local, provincial and national paddling organizations.

Explore waterways while recognizing the inherent beauty and need for preserving the environment.-

Incorporated in 1978, Ceyana Canoe Club is the largest canoe club in Edmonton. We now have over 200 member paddlers of all ages. Ceyana offers a mix of family-oriented canoeing and kayaking programs, including: 

  • Courses 
  • Trips 
  • Social events
  • Drop-in paddling 

The club has been instrumental in the past with: the Klondike Days Canoe Regatta, the development of Dragon Boat Racing in Edmonton, the Edmonton Paddling Centres Association (EPCA), the Rundle Park Paddling Centre, the 2008 David Thompson Brigade and many later brigades, and the development of the Buena Vista boat sheds for EPCA members. Ceyana is a member of Paddle Alberta - our provincial recreational paddling association.

Ceyana thanks our supporters!


Paddle Alberta provides annual support for insurance,
                                                            Totem provides a 10% discount to.
equipment and programs.                                                                                                                  members on most goods

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