Lesson : Intro to Kayak
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2018 DATES : Most Saturday Mornings (See Available Dates Above)
TIME : 10:30am to 1:30pm
LOCATION : Grand River


We’ve introduced literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of people to kayaking with this fun and informative Saturday morning lesson over the last decade!

This introductory workshop is designed for first-time paddlers looking to get the basics of recreational kayaking in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The perfect course for those unsure if paddling is a sport they intend to pursue further, or for those simply curious to dispel some of the popular myths about kayaking (no, you don’t need to know how to Eskimo roll to enjoy kayaking!)

  • Kayaks are harder to flip over than you think, we guarantee it ! 
  • Want to know the difference between a sit-on-top, sit-inside, recreational, day touring or sea kayak? 
  • Do you know what the legal requirements are for mandatory safety gear?
  • Learn to get in a kayak and adjust the seat and foot pegs for comfort
  • Practice the common paddle strokes with a focus on good ergonomics, comfort and efficiency

Join us for a 2.5 hour kayak primer on Saturday mornings from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and discover for yourself.
We’ll cover the basics of kayak types and necessary safety gear, terminology, and optional gear and gadgets, followed by approximately 90 minutes of on-water time to give you a feel for recreational kayaking in shallow, sheltered waters in one of our stable, comfortable kayaks.

You will learn and practice a variety of paddle strokes including the forward stroke, reverse stroke, sweep strokes, draws, and you will be introduced to the low brace.

This course is a prerequisite to our Intro to Rescue course, as well as any intermediate to advanced level paddling tours.

If a date does not appear in the drop down list, it has been sold out.

Looking for more? Have your Wednesday evenings free this summer?
You might consider our “Intro to Kayak 4 Week Lesson” instead!!

Our Paddling Lesson fees always include all of the required equipment and the services of a qualified, professional and friendly instructor. If you wish to provide your own kayak or gear, please discuss this with us in advance. We encourage students to learn using their own equipment, but occasionally your kayak or gear may not be appropriate for the intended lesson.
Please note that we do not provide a discount on any lessons shorter than a full day in length (Paddle Canada lessons) for providing your own gear.

*National Paddling Promotion subject to availability, and may expire at any time without prior notice

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