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Kanfest 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

Want to give back and help out? We’re looking for some volunteers to help out with set up, take down and on-water events. Below is a link to our Sign Up page with the volunteer schedule.

When you arrive on-site on, Friday or Saturday, please check in with on-site volunteer coordinator at the registration table to confirm that you’re available for the shift(s) you signed up for.

Thank you for making Kanfest great!

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KANFEST 2021!!

We’re back baby! Registration is now live for the 2021 Kanfest held August 6-8, 2021 at Canoe Meadows.

Registration is available at the link below:

This year will be slightly different in that there will be no food or beverages supplied by us, you will need to bring your own meals; event pricing has been adjusted to reflect this change. Masks are encouraged while shuttling and in spaces where distancing is not possible. Aside from that, not much else has changed, we will have courses, races, inflatables, auctions, prizes, music, friends, paddling and lots and lots of fun.

We have a bunch of great courses from Aquabatics and CANRVRSUP that are available throughout the weekend. Spaces are limited so please sign up early!

Volunteers will be needed for set up, take down and for on-water events throughout the weekend. We will be posting a link shortly for volunteer sign up.

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Kan’t Fest 2020 – Submissions and Orders Closed

Thank you to everyone who has ordered swag, and submitted pictures and videos for Kan’t Fest 2020.

The submissions / orders website has now been closed.

Over the next couple weeks the committee will be reviewing submissions and voting on winners. Once winners have been contacted, their videos and or pictures will be posted on our page.

For those that have ordered swag, we will email you as soon as your swag is available for pick up.

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Kan’t Fest 2020

Kant Fest 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Kanfest 2020 will not be able to proceed this summer due to COVID-19. While the parks have reopened, there are still restrictions for large gatherings that will not be lifted for the foreseeable future. Social distancing and hygiene measures like frequent handwashing are also not possible in a large camp setting outdoors.

We encourage you to continue to support all of our past and present sponsors, as many of them are in the tourism and recreation industry and facing a very difficult year. To keep the kanfest spirit going, we’re going to be launching some fun virtual kayak competitions. Stay tuned for more details.

We will come back bigger and stronger for Kanfest 2021!

Additional Note: Canoe Meadows and Widow Maker are still closed for construction and will not be open until later this summer (unrelated to COVID). If you are looking to access the river, please use the trail via the Barrier Info Center parking lot.

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Support our Sponsors

As most of you are aware, the outdoor and recreation industry has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19. Kanfest depends on the generosity of some amazing brands and local sponsors. Without them, our kayaking community would be at a huge loss and Kanfest wouldn’t be able to run to its usual size and scale.

We encourage you to support our sponsors during this time, so that they can continue to support our community in the future. Shop online (if applicable), purchase giftcards for use at a later date, or if money’s tight, leave positive reviews online and like/share/subscribe to their feeds.

Note: At this time, we are proceeding with plans for Kanfest 2020. We will keep everyone posted as dates draw closer as to whether or not the festival will need to be postponed or cancelled based on official guidelines. Stay safe everyone!