Raisin River Canoe Race returns on Sunday, April 10

March 7, 2022
Raisin River Canoe Race
Raisin River Canoe Race

The race is on!

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that its 49th annual Raisin River Canoe Race is set to take place this year on Sunday, April 10th. The immensely popular springtime event was cancelled for the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the longest canoe races in eastern Ontario, the Raisin River Canoe Race attracts hundreds of participants, who paddle through a 30-kilometre racecourse from St. Andrew’s West in South Stormont to Williamstown in South Glengarry while being cheered on by enthusiastic shoreline supporters.

“Ever since the first Raisin River Canoe Race in 1973, the event has been like a rite of spring for both residents and visitors to the area,” says RRCA Canoe Race Coordinator Lissa Deslandes. “Thanks to the support from many local organizations and sponsors, as well as the Race Safety Committee, the RRCA has been able to continuously coordinate a successful race throughout the decades.”

The canoe race is always held during the spring melt, when water levels on the Raisin River are high and flows are favourable. Contestants get a front-row seat to the natural beauty of the Raisin River and surrounding landscape, as the river’s racecourse meanders through agricultural lands, villages, rapids, and forests.

The public is encouraged to check the RRCA’s social media channels and website for upcoming event details and announcements.


Online registration for the race is now open on Race Roster.

Click here to register online

Race day registration may be available on a first-come first-served basis depending on availability.

Additional information

For more information, please visit the RRCA website or call (613) 938-3611 or email info@rrca.on.ca.


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