Thanks for your interest in the first ever KAYAKSTRAVACANSO!

What is a KAYAKSTRAVACANSO!, you ask? It's a great excuse to get a group of people together to experience the Canso Harbour.

This year, we'll be starting at the boat launch near Whitman Wharf, paddling out to Durrell's Island, circumnavigating it, and returning to the launch. But, if you have a competitive streak, you're in luck: the winner will be taking home $100, bragging rights, and get their name in the first slot of the trophy!

The entire distance travelled is a little over 8km, so this is more of a rally than a sprint.

  • Start time: 9:00am, Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • Registration fee: $10
  • For 2017, the event is BYOK (Bring Your Own Kayak)
  • Lifejackets are encouraged
  • Waivers must be signed before participating. In the case of a minor, a parent or guardian will need to provide permission and a signature.
  • Fun is mandatory

After paying out the prize money, all additional funds will be put toward 2017 Canso Regatta operating costs.


Are you in? Awesome! Use the form below to register and we'll see you on the water!


Watch here for some photos and to find out who rules the Canso Harbour!


Questions? Concerns?

Please feel free to get in touch with Bill Fitzpatrick via the contact form on the Canso Regatta website, by telephone at 902 366 2745, or by tapping him on the shoulder if you see him in town!