Lake Banook in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has been chosen to represent sprint canoe on the world stage for the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. Dartmouth has previously hosted these Senior World Championships in 2009 and 1997 and the Junior World Championships in 1987.
In August 2022 - Dartmouth will be welcoming athletes and families from across the globe to join in a celebration of sport, community and excellence. Athletes from 70 countries are forecasted to compete in Dartmouth for the World Championships.
A major priority of the host organizing committee (HOC) of Canoe ‘22 is to use this event as an opportunity to further develop coaches, athletes and officials in the region. Canada will be hosting the top-tier, global experts, and the HOC plans to hold various seminars and workshops to ensure local talent reaps the benefits.
Canoe ‘22 will also provide the opportunity to develop and revitalize existing infrastructure at Lake Banook. Plans for major capital projects include the remodelling of the current judge’s tower, Atlantic Division Racing Centre upgrades, wakeless pontoon boats and a permanent video broadcast anchoring system.
The HOC has made a commitment to create a $1 million legacy to benefit local paddling initiatives that support the strategic intent at the national and international level. A similar fund was created with Canoe‘09 and has had a very positive impact supporting paddling throughout the Atlantic Region. Funding for the event will be provided by all three levels of government, generous corporate sponsors and participating countries.
We hope to see you there!
Cheek out our bid video that was presented in Tokyo, Japan to the International Canoe Federation!