About River City Canoe & Kayak
Louisville Kentucky's Largest Paddle Sports Store

River City Canoe & Kayak started in 2009 with a very simple idea: Enjoy coming to work every single day. Based on that idea and our love of paddling River City Canoe & Kayak was born. River City Canoe & Kayak is the single largest paddle sports retailer in the Kentuckiana region. We are a full service shop offering boats and accessories for canoes, recreational kayaks, fishing kayaks, whitewater enthusiasts, American Canoe Association certified instruction and boat repair.

The next guiding principle for our store was not to try to offer every product from every manufacturer under the sun. We carefully selected a number of manufacturers from each category we though offered the best value, and had the best in class reputation in the industry for their products. We know the owners or senior officers of nearly every single manufacturing company we work with, and work together with them to ensure you get the very best in quality for your gear.

The third and final guiding principle for our store is simple and yet seems to escape so many other retailers: all of our staff are paddlers, most are even certified with the American Canoe Association in kayaks, canoes and swift water rescue, and wilderness rescue medicine. When you ask our staff how a certain boat performs or feels, or which paddle they recommend you can trust the answer, because they were probably out that week paddling that very same boat or using that paddle. They will be willing to give you their honest and expert opinion. How can you buy a boat from someone who doesn’t paddle?

The Owners


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Store Info

Sun-Mon:Closed | Tues-Sat:10a-6p