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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ocean River Sports offers courses in Kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. We have 3 amazing locations. Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay. Marina and Saturna Island

Disciplines Offered:

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

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

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 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

Alpha Adventures is your paddling specialty shop on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Through our 3 locations we offer lessons, rentals, tours, multi-day trips and sales for sea kayaking, SUP and canoeing.

Disciplines Offered:

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

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

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

We are a Paddling Club that offers courses in Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding to our members and the general public.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

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

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

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

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

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

Professional private flat water sea kayak instruction just minutes from Toronto. Come kayak with me at beautiful Musselman Lake near Stouffville! Lessons are customized to your needs

Disciplines Offered:

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

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


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