Maskwa Aquatic Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high performance paddling activities, as well as quality outdoor recreation, exercise and fun (including swimming, recreational paddling, and hiking) to Halifax and the surrounding community.

Club Success

Founded in 1974, Maskwa has been the centre of Halifax’s paddling community for 46 years, and has developed junior and elite-level paddlers, including 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, World Champion, and world record holder Mark de Jonge.

2x National Champions

Maskwa won back to back national championships in 2016 and 2017. This is truly an amazing accomplishment that Maskwa shoots to win more of.

Kearney Lake

Located on beautiful Kearney Lake, Maskwa is proud of its state-of-the-art clubhouse and boathouse located on a beautiful wooded property at the end of Saskatoon Drive.

Our paddling Club

As the only recreation facility of its kind in Halifax, Maskwa is your destination for sporting excellence and family fun on the water. Come check us out today!

Maskwa Sponsors

As a non-for-profit organization, and one of the largest paddling clubs in Canada, there is always a need for funding for new equipment, events, and special projects. You can help us provide the best possible program experience for our more than 400 members and their families, by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships are welcomed from individual, small business, and corporate donors. Please contact us for more information on becoming a sponsor, and thank you for your consideration!