Understanding the Great Labrador Canoe Race.
Understand more about the River that hosts this event and its history in the development of Labrador.
Understand the themes of the GLCR, how it operates and the important support it receives from sponsors and partners.
Pandemic Delays
Health concerns and guidance have caused delays in our event during 2020 and 2021. Hopefully, we can get back to a 'safe normal' in 2022 - see you on August 6!
2019 Race Update
The Race returned to the Goose River August 17 and challenged 14 teams in a new 19-km Classic Race route. The route started at the bridge on Goose River (Route 520), paddling down Goose River into Welbourne Bay, swung north to the creek at Gosling Lake, for a breezy paddle across the Lake to the finish line at Gosling Park Beach.

Awards and Race barbecue were hosted across the road at Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club.

First place overall winner of the Race was Team 62 Bob Vincent and Gwyn Hayman with an official time of 2:15:28. Team 69 Rory Blake and Max Blake finsihed a close second with a time of 2:16:57, followed by third place finishers Team 73 David Barnes and Bryn Wood who edged out the fourth place finishers by a short 22 second time spread! Congrats to all racers and particpants! Click here for the full 2019 Race Results.

View the Race albums here at all Race photo albums.
2019 Race Sponsors (larger version)
Thank You Sponsors
Thanks to this year's sponsors Nalcor Energy, Canadian Base Operators, Minipi Outfitters, the Town of HV-GB, Constituency Office for MHA Perry Trimper, and White Law Legal! Safety support provided again by the Goose Bay Ground Search and Rescue Team Thanks to all of our sponsors over the past 10 years. Learn more here.