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Our Programs

Canoeing Program

Launched in 1971, with the latest edition launched in 2009, saw the start of some significant changes for national instructors. The canoe programs have expanded into Big Canoe, Coastal Canoeing and Style from it's foundational base of Lake, Moving Water, Poling and Canoe Tripping.

Sea Kayaking Program

Includes nationally recognized certifications in five skill levels, five instructor levels, and four instructor-trainer levels.

Stand Up Paddling Program

This program teaches paddlers how to safely and efficiently use stand up paddleboards in a wide variety of waters.

River Kayaking Program

Includes nationally recognized certifications in four skill levels and four instructor levels, earned through course participation.

Waterwalker Film Festival

A tribute to the late Bill Mason, the great conservationist, canoeist and filmmaker.

Bill Mason Scholarship

A tribute to the late Bill Mason, a Canadian recognized as an avid canoeist, environmentalist, filmmaker, photographer and artist.

 

Latest Instructor News

March 2019 Instructor Newsletter Updates / Bulletin de la fin du mars 2019

March 2019 Instructor Newsletter Updates / Bulletin de la fin du mars 2019 Click link above to see newsletter (EN/FR) […]

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Paddle Canada’s New Camping Program

We are excited to update you on Paddle Canada’s new Camping program.  Essentially Camping replaces the old Canoe Tripping Program as well as the camping components of the Sea Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard programs.  Please take note at this may affect the offering and marketing of this program if used within your organization. The […]

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2019 Blackfish Paddles Are Ready for Ordering!

We are super excited to announce that 2019 Blackfish Paddles have arrived! With updates and improvements to our shafts and construction techniques our 2019 paddle range is better built and lighter than ever! Designed and tested on BC’s West Coast, we are now in our 5th year of production.  Blackfish was the first paddle brand […]

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