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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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