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Haskin Canoe offers Paddle Canada courses in Lake, Moving Water, Style, Big Canoe, Camping, Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Priscilla Haskin, Head Instructor for Canoe skills and instructor courses has been instructing for over 30 years. We travel across Alberta and beyond to share our passion for paddling.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

We are an outdoor experience company dedicated to connecting people with the natural world and the water by offering unique stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and land based team building programs on Toronto Island. We strive to build community, respect our natural environment and place importance on "the experience" over material posessions.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Such A Nice Day (S.A.N.D) Adventures is an outdoor adventure and education company based out of Northwestern Ontario on the Canadian North shore of Lake Superior. We have a base of operations out of two locations: Rossport and Thunder Bay Ontario.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, 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

Fort McMurray's premier paddling school! Our aim is to provide you the tools, knowledge and experience to go beyond safely. All you need is an open mind and sense of adventure and we can take care of the rest.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Owned and run by Mike Gilbert. Mike is a Level-2 Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada and Level 2 Guide with SKGABC. Located in Richmond, BC but we do courses and tours in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and BC's beautiful west coast.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

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


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