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Joining the RA Canoe Camping Club

2020 RACCC memberships are now being accepted.

Welcome to the RA Canoe Camping Club - a club dedicated to providing members and their children with access to a variety of canoe and kayak related activities including training, day-trips, camping trips and social events. The club is volunteer run and we look forward to welcoming you to our family.

Members enjoy a number of benefits including discounts at retailers and outfitters, access to club trips, training and social events 12 months a year plus access, while on club trips, to the RACCC fleet of whitewater and flatwater canoes, touring kayaks and camping equipment. Members also have full access to  www.raccc.ca, including a calendar of trips, training and social events, trip reports and lists of canoeing and camping locations, and volunteer opportunities.

Also, the RA has a number of community partners that represent a wide range of sectors offering benefits to RA members.  Click here for more information.

For more information on the RA Canoe Camping Club please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For help in joining or questions about membership please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Members

New Members are always welcome at the RACCC. Membership (for those 18 years or older) runs for twelve months from the time you join and costs $55.37 including HST. Before joining the RACCC, you must first become a member of the RA by purchasing the RA Association Membership. Providing you continuously renew your RACC Club membership, you will not be required to pay the RA Association Membership fee annually. You can register and pay for both your RA Association Membership and your Canoe Camping Club Membership at the same time.

Once your membership application has been processed, you will receive an email from the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your username and password which will allow you to access the member only parts of the Club website and sign up for trips and training.

Note: In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, RA Centre operations and the activities of the Canoe Club have been suspended but through a modified system we are happy to accept new membership applications during this period of closure. The membership fee will be processed immediately to activate your membership; however, your membership start date will only take effect once operations resume.

To join the RA and Canoe Camping Club

Please call the RA Member Services registration line at (613) 733-5100 and leave a message or click here to fill out a web form. A representative from the RA will contact you as soon as possible to process your registration and to process your credit card payment.

You must also complete the RACCC Adult Registration Form (including a witnessed signature on the second page). An Adult with children (those 17 years or younger) should complete the RACCC Adult with Children Registration Form while their spouse should complete the RACCC Adult Registration Form. Copies of these forms can be obtained by downloading them from the bottom of this article

Couple discount: A couple living at the same address who register at the same time are eligible to each receive a 5% discount on their Canoe Club membership.

Once you complete the RACCC Registration Form please:
1. Scan and email as attachment(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OR
2. Mail - Attn: Kelly Shaw-Swettenham to:
RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
*If sending by mail you may enclose a cheque as form of payment. Please make cheque payable to RA Centre.

Renewing Members

Membership in the RACCC (for those 18 years or older) runs for twelve months from the time you join or your membership expires, whichever is later and costs $55.37 including HST. Providing you continuously renew your RACC Club membership, you will not be required to pay the RA Association Membership fee annually.

Typically members will have received an email reminding them to renew their membership approximately one month before it expires.  But you can renew your membership at any time as described in the section "To Join the Canoe Camping Club" above.

The required registration form appears at the bottom of this article. It must be filled out annually.

It is important to note that if a Canoe Club membership is not renewed by the expiry date, there will be no grace period. The member will be removed from the Canoe Club membership list and their access to the Canoe Club website will be blocked. If they renew after the expiry date, their access to the website will be promptly restored.

Registration and Information Forms

The below PDF forms can be downloaded and are fillable on Adobe Acrobat Reader after saving them.  Or you can print the forms and complete them by hand. Note that the completed form should have a witnessed signature on the second page.

Please provide a different email address for each member of a couple since our website requires that emails for members be unique.