From our Waterfront to our advanced Lake Skills programs, the Paddle Canada Lake Canoe program is designed to introduce paddlers to the activity of canoeing. Emphasis is placed on boat control and teaching the participants the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and have fun while on the water.
Age Requirements: There is no age restrictions for any Skill Courses - at the discretion of the Course Director please check with them. For all Lake instructor courses there is a minimum age is 16.
Paddlers are also taught the Leave No Trace principles for active environmental awareness and protection in order to help ensure that we can all continue to enjoy Canada's many waterways and wilderness for years to come.
Select from the program titles listed below to learn more about the requirements for each level of the Paddle Canada National Canoe Program.
Skill Level Programs
Waterfront Canoeing Skills Tandem
Canoeing Basic Skills
Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem
Lake Canoe Skills Intermediate Tandem
Lake Canoe Skills Advanced Tandem
Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Solo
Lake Canoe Skills Intermediate Solo
Lake Canoe Skills Advanced Solo
Instructor Level Programs
Paddle Canada recommends that any Paddle Canada Instructor teaching a Paddle Canada course or program should hold a minimum First Aid and CPR or Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification for the area or location they will be instructing in.
Waterfront Canoeing Instructor
Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem
Lake Canoe Instructor Intermediate Tandem
Lake Canoe Instructor Advanced Tandem
Lake Canoe Instructor Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Intermediate Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Advanced Solo
Instructor Trainer Programs
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Tandem
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Intermediate Tandem
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Advanced Tandem
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Intermediate Solo
Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer Advanced Solo