Mosquito Creek Whitewater Race

Join the Somba K’e Paddling Club for the inaugural Mosquito Creek Whitewater Race, sponsored by Jackpine Paddle! This is a just-for-fun event for pretty much anyone with even a little bit of whitewater experience. Mosquito Creek, located just outside of Behchoko, isn’t difficult whitewater, so newer paddlers can test their skills, but it’s technical and twisty enough that we think more advanced paddlers can still have fun trying to find the fastest line.

You must be comfortable in continuous class II whitewater with rocks, and you must be able to wet exit.

Kayaks are the preferred craft, but solo whitewater-specific canoes and SUPs are allowed (with some conditions – see the race rules for details). The club has a limited number of kayaks available to borrow if you don’t have your own. If you need a kayak or other club gear, you can let us know right on the registration form.

Since this is the first time we are running this race, event participation will be capped at 10 entrants. We’re keeping it pretty low-key for now so we can focus on the essentials  and make it bigger and better in the future. But we’ll still have:

>A practice lap and two timed race laps
>A fire after the race, with hotdogs and such

There is (non-glamorous) camping on site if you’d like to stay overnight.

Membership – required

To race, you must be a member of the SKPC, the Fort Smith Paddling Club or another club under the Alberta Whitewater Association. If you’re not yet a member, register at one of the links below.

>Adult membership

>Youth membership

Documents – Please read before registering

>Race rules

>Racer info package

>Safety briefing info

Registration is now open

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