• Paddling is a source of enrichment and inner renewal - Pierre Trudeau

  • A man of WISDOM delights in water - Confucius

  • Yes, I do have a retirement plan. I plan on paddling! - Unknown

  • Everyone must believe in something! I believe I'll go canoeing._Henry David Thoreau

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Who Are The Old Salts?


We are canoe enthusiasts aged 55+ who enjoy the outdoors, the water and each other's company.

Members of the Old Salts Seniors Canoe Club get together for a weekly canoe trip on Tuesday mornings (weather permitting) throughout the season on lakes and rivers in southwestern Ontario. Thursday paddles are also planned as well as evening paddles that we fondly refer to as "easy breezy"! Although most of our trips are within an hour's drive from the KW area, some trips may be further away to give our members a change of scenery with new experiences and challenges.

We've enjoyed exploring the Grand River, as well as other rivers like the Saugeen River, Conestoga River, Beaver River and the Speed River (to name a few).  Lake paddles have included Puslinch Lake, Floradale Lake, and Guelph Lake. We always have fun and ice cream  seems to be the reward at the end!

Trips are planned with the skill levels of our members in mind from our "easy breezy" paddles to our more challenging paddles that include navigating some rapids and practicing skills learned in our training sessions! Whatever your skill level, we always have fun.....


 Membership Information - For more information about the club, click here!

Canoe Training - Safety on our rivers and lakes is very important to the Old Salts Seniors Canoe Club. For specifics and dates, check out our Canoe Training section!

Social Events - Besides canoeing, the Old Salts offer many other social events to build fellowship, nurture friendships, enjoy new experiences and have lots of fun!  For specifics and dates, check out our Other Activities section!

Annual Spring Membership Registration Meeting  The new season starts April 1st of each year, so this is a time for all current members to renew their memberships, and to welcome new members who want to see what we are all about! This is a great time to see what we have to offer and enjoy some fellowship and refreshments!!

Membership is now closed to new members as our training program has started. If you would like to be placed on a mailing list to be notified about our 2023 spring registration, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or here.

Blog - Members are able to enjoy a membership driven portal that serves as our communication and resource hub! This is where we announce upcoming events and canoe outings as well as share canoeing resources, information, provide feedback, etc.

Annual General Members Meeting - TBD

City of Waterloo - Celebrate Seniors - participated in a three part campaign featuring City of Waterloo senior groups which are actively contributing to the overall health and wellness of seniors in the Waterloo community.  Check it out here.


Questions? Contact us here  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)