PaddleSmart – Operated By AdventureSmart

Please check out the PaddleSmart page on, as AdventureSmart is the lead on operating PaddleSmart starting April 1, 2018.

*For PaddleSmart presentation inquires, please contact AdventureSmart

**For Paddle Canada Instructors/Educators/Camps and Associations looking for PaddleSmart information, please contact the Paddle Canada office at 1-888-252-6292 Ext 10 or at [email protected]

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Help prepare new paddlers for their next water adventure. Train for FREE as a volunteer to deliver AdventureSmart’s newest program called PaddleSmart, a national government program to educate new paddlers and introduce them to a fun and exhilarating sport.

AdventureSmart is a national program designed to reduce the frequency and severity of Search and Rescue incidents. AdventureSmart balances key safety messages with an individual’s responsibility for safety, encouraging the public to obtain the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary to enjoy their outdoor pursuits.

 PaddleSmart program topics include:

  • Trip Planning – Leave the right information with a responsible person
  • Training – Where to seek it and recognize your ability and skills
  • Taking the Essentials – Take the basic equipment for every paddlesport activity
  • Alcohol & Paddling – They Do Not Mix
  • Hypothermia – Recognize the signs and symptoms; create a treatment plan

Find a free PaddleSmart session near you, get more info or register for workshops by visiting

Notice to PaddleSmart presenters

Report and download any teaching resources and class certificates at the Presenters Login Page at

AdventureSmart Training and Partnerships

Supporting Partners

National Search and Rescue Secretariat and Parks Canada.

PaddleSmart Water Safety Media Campaign Sizzle Reel

Paddle Canada Water Safety Media Sizzle Reel from Paddle Canada on Vimeo.

Thanks to our media partners Blue Ant Media for their work and contributions to our project.