Introduction to Safe Canoeing
This 3-hour course gives you essential safety, knowledge and paddling skills to get you on the water for short paddles close to shore. While we don’t schedule these courses ahead of time, it’s easy to arrange a date that’s good for you or your group. Not scheduled – by special arrangement only. $30
Basic Canoeing Level 1-2
Courses available on: September 12; October 3 … or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a weekday course.
This 8-hour course combines the safety, knowledge and skills of Levels 1 and 2 all in one day. It is the most economical and timely way to both learn new skills for novice paddlers, and develop additional skills for intermediuate paddlers who want to be sure their skills are effricient and effective. $105
Basic Canoeing Level 1
This 5-hour certificate course provides safety, knowledge and skills such as equipment knowledge, selection and care; safe canoeing procedures; day trip packing; intro to self-rescue; launching and removing the canoe; entering and exiting; balance and trim; pivots; sideways displacement; paddling a straight line; stopping; lifts and carries. Not scheduled – by special arrangement only. $75
Basic Canoeing Level 2
Pre-requisite: Basic Canoeing 1 or equivalent. This course is typically offered in combination with Level 1. As a separate 4-hour course, additional skills include: performing a canoe-over-canoe rescue; trimming a canoe; changing positions; inside and outside turns, circles and landings; reverse straight line; outdoor precautions. Not scheduled – by special arrangement only. $55
Basic Canoeing Level 3
Courses available on: September 13; October 4 … or email email@example.com to schedule a weekday course.
Pre-requisite: Basic Canoeing Level 2 or equivalent. This 4-hour course focusses on mastering Level 1 and 2 skills to a higher standard. Also included: re-entering the canoe from the water; transporting canoes on vehicles; environmental awareness; windy weather precautions; a short “canoe tour” of the venue. $55
Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo)
Courses available on: September 23-24 and September 26-27; … or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a weekday course.
Pre-requisite: Basic Canoeing Level 3 or equivalent. This 12-hour course is provided over two days. All Level 1-3 safety, knowledge and skills are reviewed and practised as a solo paddler. Additional time is spent looking at canoeing history. A great way to expand your paddling opportunities for those times when no one else is available! $155
Introduction to Canoe Tripping
This 4-5 hour all theory course is designed for the first time canoe tripper covering essential knowledge of safety, clothing, equipment, food preparation, campsite selection and care, weather considerations, etc. Perfect for preparing you for a trip led by experienced paddlers. Suggest a time and place for your family, group of friends, club or corporation. Not scheduled – by special arrangement only. $60
Canoe Tripping Level 1
This course requires 16 hours of instruction plus a minimum one-night canoe trip. The 16 hours of instruction can be completed in full or in part prior to the canoe trip. Safety, theory and skills include: communications; personal and camp hygiene; equipment; clothing; first aid; environental practices; trip planning; weather considerations; navigation… and more! Pricing varies according to the size of the group and length/location of the trip.