Start from no kayaking experience and build the skills needed to venture out on full-day paddling trips!
We will spend six 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.
Six Nights 6-9pm + Daytrip 9am-4pm
(Series E: 5:30-8:30)
|A (Thursdays): May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Daytrip (Sunday): June 13
|B (Mondays): May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, Jul 5
Daytrip (Sunday): Jul 11
|C (Wednesdays): June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4
Daytrip (Saturday) Aug 7
|D (Thursdays): Jul 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19
Daytrip (Sunday) Aug 22
|E (Wednesdays): Aug 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15
Daytrip (Sunday) Sep 19
None, this course takes you all the way from being a total beginner to being able to confidently and safely go on daytrips.
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.