Beginner Kayaking

Rates: $325
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, this program will earn you your solo re-entry card which enables you to rent a kayak by yourself.

2021 Dates


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

  • April 10/11
  • May 8/9
  • May 22/23
  • June 5/6
  • June 19/20
  • July 3/4
  • July 17/18
  • July 24/25
  • July 31/Aug1
  • Aug 7/8
  • Aug 14/15
  • Aug 28/29
  • Sep 11/12


Two weeknights and one full day.

Weeknights are 6-9pm (Series G & H: 5:30-8:30)
Full day is 9-4pm

Series A: May 4, 11, 15
(Tuesdays & Saturday)
Series B: June 2, 9, 12
(Wednesdays & Saturday)
Series C: June 18, 25, 27
(Fridays & Sunday)
Series D: June 28, July 5, 10
(Mondays & Saturday)
Series E: July 14, 21, 24
(Wednesdays & Saturday)
Series F: July 30, August 6, 8
(Fridays & Sunday)
Series G: August 9, 16, 21
(Mondays & Saturday)
Series H: August 26, September 2, 5
(Thursdays & Sunday)



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 the start of the program please read, understand and sign our waivers.

As this is a Paddle Canada program you need to sign the:

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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