Canadian Watercross National Freestyle Tour

After a successful inaugural event in Belle River-On the Lake  in 2010, amazing popular and successful events over the past seven years , the CANAM WATERCROSS TOUR is pleased to announce the return of an IJSBA sanctioned water craft racing and freestyle tour! Jetski racing will once again return to town during the Sunsplash Festival July 13th and 14th 2019!  The prestigious “Canadian Watercross Nationals” will take place Saturday and Sunday at Belle River’s West Beach.  The event is hosted by the CANAM Watercross Association under the direction of Amy Green and is one of the stops on the 2019 Canadian Watercross Tour.

This years event is being sponsored by Darcy King  of Unique Tool & Mould, the Belle River – On the Lake BIA and Keystone Groundworks.

Anyone interested in participating as a racer or vendor or sponsoring the 2019  event, please contact

The event draws over 100 competitors from all over North America and has been voted one of their favourite events of the year!  Over a thousand crew members, family, and friends accompanied the racers to the area for the weekend of racing! The event also draws over 5000 spectators and has earned favourable coverage in magazines and internet blogs! Even a television show was produced and distributed around the world! The races draw more beginners from the local area than any other race on the North American Tour, creating a great interest in personal water craft in the Belle River-On the Lake, the Town of Lakeshore and surrounding Essex and Chatham/Kent County

This years event is anticipated to again draw over 100 racers from around the world.  Riders from Indonesia and Australia are very interested in participating.  The local and regional riders are already working out, getting in shape, and fine tuning their machines, preparing to compete for the prestigious Canadian National Titles.

The Belle River- On the Lake BIA is very supportive and excited about the positive impact this event makes on the local community by bringing an energy and excitement, while also supporting local businesses for the week surrounding the event!

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The Canadian Water craft Association will have a 2 stop tour in Michigan and one in Ontario this year, including the  annual event in Belle River On the Lake   during the Sunsplash Festival.


Check out Powerboat TV’s coverage of the 2011 Canadain Water-cross Nationals held at the West Beach, in Belle River - On the Lake, a proud community of the Town of Lakeshore!

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