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We are opening on May 1 and are looking forward to welcoming customers from the Vancouver Coastal Health region on the water!

Preparing for your kayak program

We are looking forward to having you join us on the water!

Below you find some important information that helps you get ready for your kayaking adventure.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

 

The Important Stuff

  • The Jericho Sailing Centre requires anybody entering the compound to wear a face mask. Please make sure you bring a facemask when you’re coming for your program
  • Please sign our waiver online before coming to your rental, lesson or tour.
  • You can only enter the compound at our gate entrance on the northeast corner of the compound (refer to the map below)
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your program
  • Upon arriving please wash your hands before interacting with staff or handling our equipment
  • Please ensure you always maintain a 2m/6ft distance to other customers and our staff
  • If you are sick or symptomatic you must stay home.

 


 

Waivers

  • We require that all participants sign a liability waiver prior to getting on the water with us.
  • In your confirmation email is a link to your client terminal. From there you can also share the waiver link to all members of your group to pre-sign waivers prior to arrival.
  • Anyone under the age of 19 must have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to getting on the water.
  • If you are participating in a program with Paddle Canada certification please also sign the Paddle Canada Waiver

 


 

What to wear

What to wear for a rental, a tour, or our intro to kayaking lesson:

  • Quick-dry clothing -no cotton (and bring a change of clothing just in case)
  • Warm fleece sweater or light athletic jacket if it’s cool
  • Sun hat
  • Toque, if it’s cold out
  • Comfortable shoes for in the kayak, your shoes will get wet. (sport sandals, neoprene booties or old running shoes work best)

What to wear for all other kayaking lessons:

Most of our kayaking lessons (except our Intro to Kayaking lesson) involve learning how to safely capsize. This means you have to be dressed and ready for immersion. We provide wetsuits for you to use or you’re welcome to bring your own.

  • Towel & bathing suit for under a wetsuit (provided for the course)
  • Synthetic, quick-dry or wool top
  • Warm fleece sweater or light athletic jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Toque, if it’s cold out
  • Comfortable shoes for in the kayak, your shoes will get wet. (sport sandals, neoprene booties or old running shoes work best)

 


 

What to bring

  • Warm change of clothes for after paddling
  • Water Bottle
  • Snack or lunch
  • Sun hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses (with strap)
  • Drybag (if you want to bring items on the water with you). We also have drybags available for rental.

 


 

Where we are

Jericho Beach Kayak Centre
At the Jericho Sailing Centre
1300 Discovery St, Vancouver, BC
604-689-7575

Meeting point is at the East Side of the Jericho Sailing Centre Compound. Our location is equipped with changerooms and a small storage space. There are washrooms available nearby.

 

 


 

How to get here

Bus # 4 stops on 4th Avenue at Marine Drive. From there it is about a 10min walk to our location. Please visit the Translink website to plan your trip from a specific location.

Pay parking is available at the parking lot of the Jericho Sailing Centre. Limited free street parking is available along Marine Drive (5-10 min walk).

 

 


 

Minors:

  • Minors on Rentals
    • Children under the age of 16 must go int a double kayak with an adult and have a consent form filled out and signed by their guardian before going on the water
    • Youth aged 16-18 may paddle in single kayaks and unaccompanied by an adult with a consent form filled out and signed by their guardian
  • Minors in Lessons
    •  Paddlers must be at least 16 years old to participate in an adult lesson.
    • Paddlers aged 18 and under must have their Acknowledgement of Risk Form signed by a legal guardian before taking part in the program.
    • Paddlers aged 18 and under who are getting their Paddle Canada Certification must have their Paddle Canada Waiver signed by a legal guardian.

Please note: All waivers must be completed before the program. Anyone who does not have this paperwork completed will not be able to participate in the program

 


 

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that plans can change.

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy page for details on when and how to cancel.

 


 

More Questions?

Please refer to our FAQ for some more answers to common questions.

Or feel free to get in touch and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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