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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, River Kayaking, 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

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

Disciplines Offered:

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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking


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