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Yukan Canoe-Yukon's Paddlesport Instruction Experts. We provide high quality instruction to help you paddle into your paddling goal, from Lakewater to Whitewater, Canoe, Whitewater Kayak, Sea Kayak, PackRaft and SwiftWater Rescue. Operating in the Yukon for 22 seasons.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Explore the North & upgrade your skills with our lake & whitewater canoe courses! Based on North America's deepest lake, we also have sea kayak instruction for our double-bladed brothers & sisters. For the aspiring wilderness guide, our Northern Guide Training Program is the most comprehensive training you find North of 60.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

East Coast Outfitters is a community based eco-tourism operation located near Halifax, Nova Scotia. We specialize in guided sea kayaking tours & lessons and equipment rentals.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Cloud 9 Adventures offers Paddle Canada Courses and a variety of Sea Kayak Experiences in all three Maritime Provinces. We are proud to offer high-quality Paddle Canada sea kayak instruction, and sea kayak lessons for everyone, from first time kayakers up to advanced kayakers looking for improved boat control in dynamic waters or skills for undertaking longer trips from the seat of your kayak.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Since 2008 Norm Hann Expeditions has been a nation wide leader in offering multi day standup paddleboarding expeditions and Paddle Canada skills and instructor training. Norm has worked with hundreds of paddlers and instructors across Canada with a mission to help you accomplish your paddling goals and develop your passion for being on the water. Head to our website to see our offering of trips and courses on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Disciplines Offered:

Stand Up Paddling

Bearfoot Outside inspires you to take your stand up paddle adventures to the next level! Your coach, Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer Neil Gilson, brings you 40-plus years of paddle guiding and instructional experience to help you expand your own paddling horizons through basic and advanced stand up paddle skills, and into river, whitewater and coastal touring environments.

Disciplines Offered:

Stand Up Paddling

The Y Outdoor School offers professional development program aimed at helping teachers, counsellors and youth workers get their kids outside as well as Paddle Canada Skills and Instructor Training programs and Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia guide training courses.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayak, Paddle Board, Camping and Coastal Canoe Courses in White Rock, Greater Vancouver, Gulf Islands and the Broken Group Islands, BC.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

We teach sea kayaking skills, helping you to reach your goals and maximizing both your fun and safety on the water.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

As Ontario's leading Sea Kayak training school, we focus on training Ontario paddlers at all levels of the Paddle Canada program. Our paddling centre has accommodation available onsite. We also offer guided trips to let paddlers experience epic locations from the seat of their kayak. We also host North America's largest women's paddlesports event "Women on water" and our paddler tune-up event Paddlepalooza.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Our mission is to make Sea Kayaking an accessible recreational activity for all levels of paddler through innovative instruction & training programs with safety and enjoyment at the heart of everything we do. Passionate about paddling, making learning fun for all.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

CANRVRSUP commits to providing Western Canada with leading edge paddle board programming, ranging from Flatwater to Flowing Rivers. Our instructors offer the foundational skills to set students up for early success and build their confidence and competencies to progress into rivers, racing, and expeditions. Several programs are available through the season, from weekday skills and drills training to guided adventures. Founder Reta Boychuk is Canada’s first female River SUP Instructor Trainer.

Disciplines Offered:

Stand Up Paddling

Toronto SUP and Kayak is located at Cherry Beach in the sheltered and scenic waterways of Toronto's Outer Harbour. We offer Paddle Canada SUP and kayak clinics, courses and certifications. Whether you are a complete beginner or seeking to become a Paddle Canada Accredited Instructor, Toronto SUP and Kayak provides a safe and fun environment to help you to develop your skills. Toronto SUP and Kayak is committed to making recreational paddling accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Elements Adventure Company is a lake and whitewater canoeing school and guiding company, specializing in whitewater, rescue, and guide training. Elements' unique location in the warm climate of the Okanagan allows for almost year-round paddling and easy access to some of British Columbia's most scenic rivers and exciting whitewater.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing

Candlebox Kayaking provides Paddle Canada whitewater kayak training and skill and instructor training in Paddle Canada's sea kayak program, as well as Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC sea kayak guide training.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking

AQ Outdoors/Aquabatics has been in the Calgary area for over 20 years and our new Edmonton location opened in 2019. With well established retail and education program, the business has become a staple for paddling instruction and retail in Western Canada.

Disciplines Offered:

River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

We believe that educated paddlers are safer more confident paddlers! Frontenac Outfitters has been successfully introducing people to paddling for over 30- Years.

Disciplines Offered:

River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Located on Toronto's waterfront for over 35 years, we offer courses and lessons from June to September in Sea Kayak, Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard. Our paddling courses are taught by some of the most friendly, experienced and certified instructors to offer you the opportunity to develop safe, fun skills that will benefit you for a lifetime. With the scenic Toronto Islands only a short paddle away, we are your source for developing paddling skills, improving your health and meeting new friends.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

The Outdoor Centre, part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Active Living, has been renting gear and teaching outdoor skills for over 40 years. Our goal is to make outdoor activities affordable and accessible by providing the skills and equipment needed, and by creating a friendly and safe learning environment. You don't have to be a student. Our rentals, programs and trips are open to everyone on and off campus.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle lessons, courses, events, day trips & multi-day coastal group adventures geared towards all levels of paddlers. Based on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, BC, SUP instructor, marine biologist & travel photographer, Pam Martin, offers ocean adventures for everyone on a Stand Up Paddle journey. Pam specializes in preparing advanced paddlers for upcoming instructor certifications as well as easing beginners safely onto the water.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Stand Up Paddling

Abilities In Motion offers Paddle Canada kayaking certifications and adaptive kayaking and canoeing for all abilities.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

École de SUP depuis 2014, tous nos Instructeurs sont qualifiés et formés par Pagaie Canada. Vous êtes encadrés par des professionnels reconnus et nous sommes soucieux d’offrir un service professionnel et de qualité. Situé sur la Rivière Richelieu principalement dans le Haut Richelieu, vous aurez la possibilité de découvrir notre magnifique région sous un nouvel angle. Professionnel du sport, tous les formations et volet de la planche à pagaie sont enseigné tel que l'eau calme, eau vive et mer.

Disciplines Offered:

Stand Up Paddling

Paddle Athabasca offers Basic SUP Skills and Advanced Flat Water SUP Skills around the Athabasca, AB area. Make the investment in learning the skills that could help yourself or others on the water, even if you only plan to paddle around the bay on the lake you live on. Natural environments change quickly, having the knowledge and confidence to know what to do in numerous conditions can make paddling so much more enjoyable.

Disciplines Offered:

Stand Up Paddling

Leduc Boat Club on Telford Lake offers instruction in SUP, canoe, kayak and rowing. As a community of water sports enthusiasts we encourage our instructors to become familiar with all sports offered. From beginners just getting their feet wet to athletes training for world events there is a spot in a boat for everyone at LBC. Our youth program is designed to encourage well-rounded athletes by having them try all our sports and simultaneously developing a love of the outdoors.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling


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