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Paddle Canada sea kayaking courses and recreational guided activities in Forillon National Park.

Disciplines Offered:

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

Nanook Expeditions, based in the Ottawa area, offers paddling experiences throughout Ontario. We offer Paddle Canada certified courses to help you improve your paddling skills – or perhaps to advance your career opportunities in the paddling industry as well as exciting, guide-led expeditions for families, friends and Corporate groups.

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

1000 Islands Kayaking is excited to provide nationally certified guides and instructors for our kayaking programs, from day tours to camping to skills courses. Our courses include the Basic, Level 1, and 2 Skills certifications, along with the Level 1 Instructors certification. The serene landscape of the 1000 Islands provides the perfect backdrop to progress your paddling skills, while also having some fun along the way!

Disciplines Offered:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Green Adventures is an outdoor adventure and outfitting company based out of Northwestern Ontario on Lake of the Woods. We offer Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddling courses and rentals. We organize all types of courses as well as trips.

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

Since 2015, PIKA has focused on creating the best possible instruction based on Paddle Canada protocols. As of 2021, we offer up to Sea Kayak Level 3 Skills Instruction and L1 Instructor certification, as well as Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills. Southern Gulf Islands is the perfect setting to gain the fundamentals in Sea Kayaking and SUP. Our advanced program (Level 2+) is presented in some of the best paddling settings in the world. We focus on individual paddling needs with small group sizes.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

World renowned canoeist Becky Mason teaches her Classic Canoeing clinics and Paddle Canada accredited skills and instructor courses on Meech Lake, Quebec. Through these solo and tandem classes you can discover the joy of handling a canoe with poetry, confidence and grace in any conditions from the quiet of a misty morning to the pounding waves of a stormy lake. 2021 Covid protocols in effect.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturna Island is a year-round wonderland in the Southern Gulf Islands, BC. 
An ideal Sea Kayaking location, the Gulf Islands are one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. As you are learning the core fundamentals of kayaking you can potentially enjoy seeing orcas, bald eagles, a variety of rare birds, seals, sea lions and otters. We offer Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Course and Certification.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

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


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