Boating Programs

Canoe & Kayak Courses

Paddle Canada Introduction Lake Canoe Skills (10 hours)

Option 1: June 16, 7-9:30pm (pool) June 17-19, 7-9:30pm (lake); $350*

Option 2: June 21-25, 7-9:30pm (lake); $250

Learn to: Select suitable equipment; identify and avoid lake hazards; rescue yourself and others (in the pool) ; efficiently paddle on a lake in a straight line and around obstacles; navigate in wind and waves; and safely prepare for a one-day paddle tour.  An essential prerequisite for River Canoeing or Kayaking

*includes tips and rescues in the pool

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills (10 hours)

Option 1: June 23, 7-9:30pm (pool) June 24-26, 7-9:30pm (lake); $350*

Option 2: June 21-25, 7-9:30pm (lake); $250

Learn to: Select suitable equipment; identify and avoid lake hazards; rescue yourself and others (in the pool) ; efficiently paddle on a lake in a straight line and around obstacles; navigate in wind and waves; and safely prepare for a one-day paddle tour.  An essential prerequisite for River Canoeing or Kayaking

*includes tips and rescues in the pool

Paddle Canada Beginner River Canoe Skills (20 hours)

Theory/Lake: June 28 & 30, 7-9pm    River: July 2 & 9, 9am-5pm

$395

Learn to: Select suitable river paddling equipment; common river hazards and how to avoid them; self-rescue and boat-assisted river rescue techniques; river maneuvers.  Paddle Canada Introduction Tandem Canoeing Skills is a firm prerequisite.

Paddle Canada Beginner River Kayak Skills (20 hours)

Theory/Lake: June 28 & 30, 7-9pm    River: July 2 & 9, 9am-5pm

$395

Learn to: Select suitable river paddling equipment; common river hazards and how to avoid them; self-rescue and boat-assisted river rescue techniques; river maneuvers.  Paddle Canada Introduction Tandem Canoeing Skills is a firm prerequisite.

Private Paddling Lessons

Private: $50/hour; Semi-private: $40/hour

Can’t make it to the course you want this summer? Here’s an option for you! Book a private or semi-private (2 people) lesson with one of our friendly, competent instructors (minimum two hours).

Youth Paddling Camps

Kids’ Paddle Camps (5 1/2 days )

Option 1: July 9, 9am-noon (pool) July 10-14, 9am-5pm (lake)

Option 1: July 16, 9am-noon (pool) July 17-21, 9am-5pm (lake)

$525

Youth 8 to 11 years learn to: Select equipment; identify and avoid lake hazards; rescue themselves and others; basic canoe and kayak maneuvers, wilderness survival skills; and participate in a day tour.

Motorboat Course

Pleasure Craft Operator Certification (PCOC)

1 day     Contact us for pricing information

This classroom based course, accredited by Transport Canada, helps boat operators understand the ‘rules of the waterway’, marine signs and markers, safety regulations, and what to do in the event of a marine emergency.  Successful participants will receive a PCOC card, which is a requirement to operate most motor boats on most Canadian waterways.