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The Water!

Experience the thrill of the lake with Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada! Connect with local clubs and schools for an unforgettable water sports adventure. Click here to find one near you.

Water Ski

At Water Ski Canada (a council of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada) we believe that embracing the culture of water ski combined with a commitment to excellence is the foundation of who we are.

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Wake Sports

Wake Canada’s specific objectives are to support, guide and administer everything wake – wakeboard boat, wake park, wakesurf, wake park (cable), adaptive wake and wake foil.


Recreational Towed Water Sports

Whether you have taken to the water before or not, just being on the lake is what our towed water sports community is all about. Get in touch with us so we can connect you to one of our many clubs or schools in your province. Click below to find a towed water sports club or school in your area.

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Towed Sports Discipline


Water Ski

Water skiing is one of the most spectacular and exciting sports at the Pan American Games. Both feature thrilling aerial jumps and exhilarating speeds. Water skiing was invented in 1922 by an 18-year-old Minnesotan named Ralph Samuelson, who thought that if it was possible to ski on snow, then it was possible to ski on water.

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Wake Sports

Wake Canada, established in 2010 under Water Ski & Wakeboard Canada (WSWC), is a volunteer-driven group promoting wake sports. With the motto “for riders, by riders,” it fosters the growth of wake sports and advocates for the wakeboarding community in Canada. The organization emphasizes board sports culture, aligning with surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.




Barefoot skiing is water skiing behind a motorboat without the use of water skis, commonly referred to as “barefooting”. Barefooting requires the skier to travel at higher speeds than conventional water skiing (30-45mph/50-70kmh). The necessary speed required to keep the skier upright varies by the weight of the barefooter.

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Show Ski

Show skiing has been called the most entertaining discipline in the sport of water skiing. It is fast-moving, exciting, graceful, and most of all, fun to watch. Virtually all aspects of the sport – including barefooting, jumping, slalom, tricks and kneeboarding – are choreographed into one grand performance.




Our mission to provide opportunities for towed water sports enthusiasts of all levels to get involved in adaptive waterskiing through clinics, recreational events, and competitive tournaments. Water skiing has been adapted so that physically disabled athletes can participate and compete.