Start from no kayaking experience and build the skills needed to venture out on full-day paddling trips!
We will spend five evenings at Jericho Beach learning the fundamentals of gear, kayaks, and strokes. We’ll introduce kayak capsizing and re-entry, both on your own and with the help of a partner, and show you how to paddle more efficiently. We’ll also introduce navigation for day-tripping, including chart reading, route finding, tides, and weather.
If we have time and if there is interest there might even be the opportunity to try out paddling a surfski towards the end of the course.
The program will wrap up with a full-day trip from Jericho Beach.
Upon successful completion of all skills you will receive your Paddle Canada Level 1 Kayaking Certification.
Click here for a nifty overview of the specific skills that we will cover in this course.
Five Nights 6-9pm + Daytrip 9am-4pm
(Series A, E and F start earlier due to the earlier sunset)
|A (Thursdays): May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 (5:30-8:30pm)
Daytrip (Sunday): June 4
Weekday sessions will be 5:30-8:30pm
|B (Mondays): May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 4
Daytrip (Sunday): Jul 2
|C (Wednesdays): June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12
Daytrip (Sunday) July 16
|D (Thursdays): June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27
Daytrip (Sunday) Jul 30
|E (Tuesdays): July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8
Daytrip (Sunday) Aug 13
August 1 & 8 will be 5:30-8:30pm
F (Wednesdays): Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Daytrip (Sunday) Sep 3
August 2, 9 & 16 will be 5:30-8:30pm, August 23 and 30 will be 5-8pm
*Call 604 689 7575 Ext 3 to add your name to the waitlist.
None, this course takes you all the way from being a total beginner to being able to confidently and safely go on daytrips.
Before booking the program please read, understand and sign our waivers.
As this is a Paddle Canada program you need to sign the:
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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.