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Two canoeists paddling along the ocean.
Location: Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo credit: Richard Alexander

Paddle Canada National Coastal Canoeing Program

The Paddle Canada National Coastal Canoeing Program provides a foundation of knowledge and skill for safe and efficient tandem coastal canoeing in a variety of environments.

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Expanding on skills and knowledge gained in the Lake Tandem Canoe Program, coastal canoeing explores topics such as:

  • launches and landing a canoe in surf
  • navigation with nautical charts
  • marine forecasting
  • tide and current interpretation

Select from the course names listed below to learn more about the requirements for each level of the Paddle Canada National Coastal Canoe Program.

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