Canadian Paddling Schools

Calgary Sea Kayaking offers introductory, basic, and level 1 skills courses and clinics in the Calgary area for groups of 3-6 people. The goal: to foster people's ability, confidence, appreciation, and enjoyment of sea kayaking.

Disciplines Offered

Sea Kayaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered

Camping, Canoeing, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, 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

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

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

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

Freshwater Surf Goods is devoted to spreading the stoke across Canada and the Great Lakes by providing products and apparel that cultivate pride among the tribe, while our Stoke Academy gets landlubbers stoked through on-board experiences including SUP courses in and around Grey-Bruce.

Disciplines Offered

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

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

Formation et guide a La Baie, la porte d'entrée du Fjord du Saguenay.

Disciplines Offered

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

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

École de Surf à pagaie Sainte-Adèle
- SUP yoga / SUP fitness
- Formations Sup yoga et Sup Fitness
- Initiations pour débutants, cliniques de perfectionnements sup pour intermédiaires et avancés.
- Locations d’équipements
- Activités de Team building Groupe
Corporatif, groupes privé en Bulle
Familiale

Disciplines Offered

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

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

I teach moving water skill and instructor courses to keen solo or tandem paddlers of all ages. Most of my courses happen in the Ottawa, Gatineau region.

Disciplines Offered

Canoeing

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

Disciplines Offered

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

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 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

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

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

The Rundle Park Paddle Centre is located in east central Edmonton and many of the public participants are from the local neighbourhood, which includes many Newcomers, immigrants, and for our club. The majority of the drop-ins at the RPPC are families with young children. Ceyana Canoe Club has hosted its first “New Canadian” paddling workshop in 2017 at RPCC wand will host again in 2022 there will be an event at Rundle for instruction for all

Disciplines Offered

Canoeing, River 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

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

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

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

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

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

Paddlefit offers experience with standup paddling lessons, rentals and sales.

Disciplines Offered

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

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

Our paddling centre at the junction of the Michipicoten River and Lake Superior, near Wawa, Ontario, offers a diverse array of paddling conditions, ranging from flatwater to strong currents and eddy lines, surf beaches and standing waves, rock hopping and access to hundreds of kilometres of exposed wilderness coast—along with indoor learning spaces. We offer beginner to expert skills and instructor training in sea kayak, SUP and canoe.

Disciplines Offered

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Whether you are new to the ocean environment, or a salty adventurer, we can help! We are proud to offer a full range of professional quality kayaking and SUP paddle boarding services for novices and experienced outdoor folk alike. We offer guided day tours, Paddle Canada instruction, multi-day tours and sea kayak and SUP rentals. Located in the LaHave Islands, on Nova Scotia's beautiful South Shore, we also offer trips in other parts of Nova Scotia & Newfoundland.

Disciplines Offered

Sea Kayaking, 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

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

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

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

Eleanor and Jenn offer Paddle Canada certified courses and clinics on various topics including rescues and navigation. We are available for private instruction, or courses run along Eastern Shore or West Dover. We can travel to you if you have a group. Rental kayaks are available, we have a trailer and can meet you at the put in! We have a fun and playful approach to teaching, you'll enjoy yourself!

Disciplines Offered

Sea Kayaking

Registered in Ontario, Canada, Greater Chinese Community Ski and Outdoor Club is a not-for-profit organization. We organize canoe/kayak/SUP activities in summer.

Disciplines Offered

Canoeing, River Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

We are located on the Churchill River in northern Saskatchewan in the middle of arguably the world's best canoe country. Our base is in the community of Missinipe.

Disciplines Offered

Camping, Canoeing

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

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

Footprint offers Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Skills Courses in Wildly Beautiful Desolation Sound on BC's own Northern Sunshine Coast. The closest communities are centrally located Powell River and the picturesque hamlet of Lund.

Disciplines Offered

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

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

Kayak Ontario is located East of Hamilton on the Niagara Escarpment. From here, we are only a few hours away from each of the Great Lakes. When you sign up with us, you will get access to our webinars, social paddles and community groups.

Disciplines Offered

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

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

École de planche à pagaie (SUP, Paddle Board, Stand Up Paddle, Surf à pagaie) mobile dans la grande région de Montréal (Laval, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Montréal et Montérégie). L’école est principalement plus active à Laval.

Venez-vous développer, apprendre et vous amuser avec nous !

Nous offrons encadrement professionnel de haute qualité en groupe, en semi-privé et en privé. Notre personnels sont des instructeurs et des préparateurs physiques qualifiés.

Disciplines Offered

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

Windsure Adventure Waterports shares fun and safe experiences in windsurfing, skimboarding and paddleboarding through lesson, rentals and group programs. We are located at beautiful Jericho Beach in Vancouver, BC.

Disciplines Offered

Stand Up Paddling

Translucid Adventures aims to introduce all humans to educational experiences of play and calm on the water through stand up paddle boarding. Come out to Lake Edith in Jasper National Park to explore and reconnect.

Disciplines Offered

Stand Up Paddling

École de formation de planche à pagaie ( SUP, Stand up paddle). Et compagnie de location.

Disciplines Offered

Stand Up Paddling

À la découverte de la planche à pagaie chez Évasion SUP.

Unité mobile d'essais et de locations de planches à pagaie Taïga (SUP, Paddleboard ou Stand Up Paddle) dans la magnifique région de Lanaudière et qui peut même se déplacer partout au Québec.

Formations (initiation, essentiel et avancé)

Développement d’un programme en plein air dans ma région pour favoriser l’initiation du SUP à la relève pour une pratique sécuritaire.

Disciplines Offered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Norse Cove Kayak Centre is located on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia amongst the Eastern Shore Wild Islands.

Disciplines Offered

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

Nature Alive is a multifaceted family-run business offering numerous levels of Survival Courses, Bushcraft Courses, and Outdoor Education workshops, as well as Guided Canoe Trips, Guided Winter Camping Trips, National and Provincial Canoe Certifications, Recreational Drum Circle Facilitation and Djembe Instruction, all managed by our certified and experienced staff and partners.

Our one of a kind trips and courses take you through the limitless forests and waterways of Alberta, Canada.

Disciplines Offered

Camping, Canoeing