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SKILS is a leader in paddlesports in Canada due to the exceptional quality of our staff, our engagement in the paddling community, our high standards and the way we have been innovating since 2003. We are based in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island but we run courses and expeditions across Canada and worldwide. We are deeply passionate about paddling and sharing our passions with others in a fun and supportive environment. Many of our staff are fully bilingual French/English.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, 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

River J offers canoe paddling and poling courses at the skills level and instructor level in flatwater, style paddling, lakewater, moving water, and canoe poling disciplines. We also provide outdoors skills training for camping and bushcraft related activities.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing

South Island SUP is your go to place for everything SUP on Southern Vancouver Island from Victoria to Sidney to Sooke to Port Renfrew. Lessons, tours, rentals, training, adventures, marine and environmental education, events, parties, races and more. We offer Paddle Canada Courses from Basic and Advanced Flatwater SUP to Tour Level 2 and SUPSurf too. Instructor training too.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

At KLN we offer a wide range of sea kayak activities: Sea kayak multi-day trips in the Saguenay Fjord, Wales, Baja and other destinations.. Paddle Canada courses from beginner to expert. Surf and currents clinics Day courses and outings in and around Montreal waterways. Symposia and events.. Private coaching. We believe that having fun is very important, that is why we create an enjoyable and safe environment for you to come and relax, play, train, travel, push your limits.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

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

Le Camp Quatre Saisons est un camp de vacances spécialisé en expéditions de canot, randonnée pédestre et vélo, depuis 1964.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing

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

Committed 2 The Core sea kayak coaching is not your regular paddling company. We want to welcome you to our paddling community. Allow us to build your confidence, provide challenge, and support your hunger to explore. Sea you on the water.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

For over 25 years we have been offering sea kayak courses and clinics for every Paddle Canada Level and skill using a supportive and positive coaching environment.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

Nature’s Edge Tourism operates in Southeast and Southwestern MB and provides bilingual personalized coaching with all premium equipment provided for basic & advanced flatwater stand up paddleboarding.

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

Prairie Summit Shop offers Paddle Canada Instructor & Skill Courses in Lake Water Canoe, Moving Water Canoe, and The Paddle Canada Camping Program. Head instructor Geoff Horn is a Advanced Instructor Trainer in Lake Canoe, Moving Water, and Camping. Our courses are taught in Regina, up on the Churchill River system in Missinipe SK, and we can travel all over the province (as long as there is water...)

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

The Newfoundland Kayak Company is one of the few places in Canada that offers all levels of certification in the sea kayak program. We regularly run level 4 and level 2 instructor programs and have beginner and intermediate courses running all season. We also offer canoe certification in multiple disciplines. We have been in operation for more than twenty years.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

HeLa Ventures Outdoor Adventure School is located in Central Alberta and offers a wide range of Paddle Canada Lake and Moving Water Canoe and Camping courses. We provide skills and certification programs and a guide training program. We specialize in school and community youth groups, adult instructional programs, and guided river trips. A shuttle and rental service is also available.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre provides recreational and professional training programs in Outdoor Adventure leadership and Outdoor Skills. Our wonderful natural retreat west of Ottawa is a great spot to take a course or book a custom Outdoor Educational program.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling

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

Whitewater kayak and canoe school. First of it's kind, established in 1982.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, 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

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

Kayak Ontario believes that classes should be fun, laid back and offered in a positive, inclusive experience. We will incorporate games, group activities and real world scenarios as much as possible. We will not put you on the spot, make you demonstrate in front of the class (unless you want to) or speak in front of crowds. We are here to grow with you. We have a program that will keep you engaged all season long.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

Visit us and come kayaking in Vancouver! We offer kayak and surfski rentals, lessons, tours and summer camps. Whether you are new to kayaking and want to give it a try or you are an experienced paddler we are sure to offer a course to suit you. We are located along Jericho Beach, within the Jericho Sailing Centre in Vancouver, and are proud to carry on the 39-year history of Ecomarine. Join us on the water!

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

The RACCC is a diverse and inclusive canoe (paddling) club for adults and families. We have over 270 members of all ages and skill levels, over 250 events each year offered through our flatwater, whitewater, and family programs, as well as numerous training opportunities.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling


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