Where to find us

We meet every Wednesday night in York at the pool or on the river depending on the time of year.

Non-members who can attend up to three sessions before joining. See Membership Costs for details of session charges.

Winter Time

During the winter (September – April), our weekly session is held at Yearsley Baths from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Please be aware the pool sessions are often over subscribed and spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive at the pool by 8:15 pm.

We have a small number of boats, paddles and spraydecks for hire on club nights at the pool. Please note people attending the beginners course take priority when this us running.

Bring a swimming costume and towel.

Summer Time

During the summer (May – August), we meet at our boathouse in Rowntrees park and then paddle on the River Ouse from 7 pm to dusk (around 8.30 pm).

There is no session charge for members on river nights.

At the river we have a wide selection of boats, paddles, BA’s and spraydecks that can be hired.

Bring warm clothing/wetsuit, wind/waterproof jacket and old shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Also, bring a full change clothes for afterwards!

Our boathouse is in the tennis Pavillion by the tennis court in Roundtree Park. Parking is available in Roundtree Park.

Linton Locks / Weir

During the summer months the last Wednesday of each month is a white water session at Linton Lock. This starts at 6:30 ready to be on the water at 7 pm and ends as the light fades. At this session we split into groups depending on your ability and practice white water skills, or just have fun paddling down the fish ladder.


After sessions in the pool, members of York Canoe Club may often be found in the Brigadier Gerard on Monkgate.

After sessions on the river, members of York Canoe Club may often be found in the Slip Inn on Clementhorpe.


Weekends are time for serious play and time to try out your moves on the river or a white water course.

Check out our events page on Facebook for details of trips, you will need to put in a join request, but the page is open to members and non-members.