Beginner Kayaking

Rates: $349
Dates: Select Weekends & weeknights
Age: 16+


Spend a full weekend or two evenings and a full day at Jericho Beach exploring the world of ocean kayaking! This comprehensive program supplies foundational skills for paddlers wanting to head out for short paddles in a group or by themselves.

We’ll start by focusing on some basic skills like maneuvering and balancing. Once you’re comfortable in the kayak, you’ll learn how to safely exit during a capsize and get back in, both on your own and with the help of a partner.

Upon successful completion of all skills, you will receive your Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking Certification. Additionally (if time allows), this program will earn you your solo re-entry card which enables you to rent a kayak by yourself.

Click here for a nifty overview of the specific skills that we will cover in this course.


2024 Dates


Learn it all on a weekend:
with two days filled with kayaking.

Saturday & Sunday on select weekends | 9am-4pm

  • March 16/17
  • April 13/14
  • April 27/28
  • May 11/12
  • May 25/26
  • June 8/9
  • June 15/16
  • June 22/23
  • June 29/30
  • Jul 6/7
  • Jul 13/14
  • Jul 20/21
  • Aug 3/4
  • Aug 17/18
  • Aug 31/Sep 1
  • Sep 14/15

Series Dates

Spread out the learning and give yourself time to absorb the information and maybe even practice in between. Our Series covers the same content as the weekend, but it’s spread out over two weeknights and one full day.

Weeknights are 6-9pm (Series early and late in the season will start early due to the earlier sunset)
Full day is 9-4pm

Series A: May 7, 14, 18
(Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 & Saturday)
Series B: May 23, 30, June 1
(Thursday & Saturday)
Series C: June 4, 11, 15
(Tuesdays & Saturday)
Series D: June 17, 24, 30
(Mondays & Sunday)
Series E: Jul 3, 10, 14
(Wednesdays & Sunday)
Series F: July 15, 22, 27
(Mondays & Saturday)
Series G: Jul 31, Aug 7, Aug 11
(Wednesdays & Sunday)
Series H: August 12, 19, 24
(Mondays 5:30-8:30 & Saturday)
Series I: August 29, Sep 5, Sep 8
(Thursdays 5-8 & Sunday)
Series J:  September 11, 18, 21
(Wednesdays 4:30-7:30 & Saturday)


None, this course is perfect for beginners who want a comprehensive introduction to kayaking. It is also great for those with some previous kayaking experience who have not previously received formal instruction.


Before booking the program please read, understand and sign our waivers.

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Cancellation Policy

Plans change, things happen. We get it!

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy page to see the notice we need in order to cancel your booking.

In any case, we do appreciate it if you could let us know sooner than later if you are planning to cancel so we can give your spot to somebody else if possible.

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