Join us September 16-18, 2023 for an exciting weekend event to connect with the paddling community, refresh your paddling skills and support Paddler Co-op’s youth programs and adaptive paddling courses. Close out your summer adventures with whitewater clinics, live music, local food, amazing vendors and great company!
Paddle for Benny is in honour of Leah Kindree’s son Ben, who sadly died by suicide in October 2020 after living with mental illness for more than 20 years. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the pressing need for mental health support, and to raise funds to help the many individuals, who like Ben, need our support.
Our rescue courses are an essential part of a well-rounded paddler’s skillset, are hands-on and engaging, and provide paddlers with the skills they need to perform whitewater rescue in recreation or international industry employment. We are proudly partnering with Boreal River Rescue to provide a Whitewater Rescue course that will challenge you and b
New to whitewater or a seasoned veteran? We have a course for you! For those without formal whitewater training we have beginner whitewater kayak courses. For those with formal instruction and experience under their belt, we have intermediate/advanced whitewater kayak courses! Try out a new whitewater discipline or brush up on skill in beautiful Ontario. Our guides are the best of the best when it comes to teaching first-time paddlers or experienced veterans.
Join us on September 16-18 for our fall edition of Palmer River Festival! River Fest is an exciting weekend event featuring instructional clinics, camping, live entertainment and vendors as a fundraiser for support Paddler Co-op’s youth and adaptive paddling programs. Put the finishing touches on your progression and connect with other awesome paddlers!
The recent changes have affected many of us and we are doing our best to keep Paddler Co-op thriving. We are asking for support from our community!
If you are able to purchase your yearly membership, buy some of our merchandise or donate to helps us pay bills like utilities and rent, we would appreciate the support! Every donation goes a long way.
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Connect. Adventure. Nature.
Paddler Co-op is a nonprofit, member-owned organization in business to build a better paddling community for everyone.
We offer high-quality whitewater instruction training, certifications, youth camps, group programs, trips, equipment rentals and river guiding at an affordable cost tailored your specific needs and schedule.
We value inclusivity, accessibility, sustainability, responsibility, integrity and quality, and believe in a “people first” culture. In this spirit, we offer some of the most affordable youth whitewater programs in Ontario, and have family and group discounts available.
Our campground is open to the public, bookings can be made online or over the phone!
Not a member? NO PROBLEM! Membership is only $15 and helps offset insurance costs and our community projects.