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Raisin River Canoe Race
Saturday 13 April 2024, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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Raisin River Canoe Race

Registration is now open for the Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s (RRCA) 51st Raisin River Canoe Race, set to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

First started in 1973, the Raisin Canoe Race is one of the longest in eastern Ontario, challenging hundreds of participants to paddle through a 30-kilometre racecourse from St. Andrews West in South Stormont to Williamstown in South Glengarry while being cheered on by enthusiastic shoreline supporters. The wildly popular annual RRCA event has become a rite of spring for both residents and visitors to the area.

For more information and registration visit:  rrca.on.ca or contact (613) 938-3611 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

The Canoe Race is always held during the spring melt, when water levels on the Raisin River are high and flows are favourable. As in 2023, the race is taking place on a Saturday, instead of the usual Sunday. 

New this year, participants will have the opportunity to book a free shuttle service when they register for the race to help them travel between the start and finish line. The shuttle will be making three trips throughout the day. One in the morning, at 9 a.m. from the starting line to the finish line, and two in the afternoon, at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. from the finish line to the starting line. 

To participate in this year’s race, pre-registration is required through the RRCA’s website at rrca.on.ca/CanoeRace. The public is encouraged to check the RRCA’s social media channels, monthly newsletter, and website for upcoming event details and announcements.