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 either 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.