Canoe and Kayak

Canoeing courses follow Paddle Canada curriculum and are taught by Paddle Canada instructors. To register a group of 6 or more please contact us. Kayak courses follow the Coaching Canada curriculum

Paddle Canada Canoeing Basic Skills

To introduce novice participants to paddling with a partner, in sheltered calm waters. The skills and knowledge gained at this level form the foundation for basic paddling close to shore on sheltered bodies of water. Rescue options are discussed at this level and can be demonstrated by the instructor.

Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Program

The Lake Canoe Program is designed to provide a solid foundation of the knowledge and skills necessary for open water lake paddling. The items included in this program are of importance to all lake canoeists, as they expand on canoe basics and transfer skills and knowledge to the environment of open water.

This program provides participants with the theory and skills necessary for a day-long canoe trip in open water with a variety of wind conditions. However, with practice many of the skills can be transferred to multi-day expeditions. The program covers timed and difficult rescues, specialized equipment, a variety of forward & turning strokes, efficiency and precision, as well as challenging paddling conditions.

Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills

The skill levels stream begins with an introduction to kayaking and evolves to the development of the skills and knowledge necessary for safe sea kayak touring.

Program information

Contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up a private course for your group.


Course Calendar and Registration

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