Remembering Tim


Tim Chicoine died unexpectedly in a kayaking accident on January 5th on Lake Red Rock. Everyone at CanoeSport Outfitters has been deeply affected by the tragic accident. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Tim Chicoine's family. We will greatly miss our good friend and fellow instructor. His enthusiastic support of CanoeSport Outfitters and paddling in general will be impossible to replace. Tim began paddling with CanoeSport about 8 years ago. He has always enjoyed the outdoors and brought his family on many canoe and backpacking trips through the midwest and western states. 


Tim was an ACA Level 2 Coastal Kayak Instructor and assisted with classes and tours. Tim paddled Yellowstone Lake, Lake Superior, Glacier Bay, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and paddled most rivers in Central Iowa and Western Montana. He was a co-guide on our Apostle Islands Tours. 

If you went on a tour with Tim, had Tim as an instructor, or have a fun memory to share with the family please send them to

During Iowa Paddlesport Expo 50% of ticket sales will be given to the Tim Chicoine Memorial Fund. If you wish to donate additional funds we will be taking donations throughout the event and giving them to the family. 

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Thursday - 10am-8pm

We will be closed December 25-January 25

Store Stats​​

28 Years in Business

Original Owner!

*  Kayaks, Canoes, SUPS Sold = 5908

*  Hours of Instruction = 3600+

*  Days of Guided Trips = 325+