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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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

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

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

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

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

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

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


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