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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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