Paddler Co-op courses are facilitated by incredible instructors with a wealth of knowledge and experience
We take pride in maintaining high program standards and offering inspiring outdoor learning experiences.
Core programs are designed for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced skill levels.
We offer both Kayak, Tandem and Solo Canoe disciplines.
Our core programs are approximately aimed for age 12 and older (depending on size and motivation).
Our highly qualified and effective instructors shape each program to meet YOUR needs.
Women’s groups, school groups, summer camps or a family reunion!? We can focus your expectations and goals into an incredible program. We can support you to run a new river, fine-tune skills, learning new skills, yoga retreats or overnight/wilderness camping skills.
Join us for river running instruction and tips or allow us to guide you down your dream trip. We will take you to any exceptional rivers in Ontario, western Quebec or any other dream location. We can focus on teaching you river running skills, decision making approaches, risk management or a variety of your groups specific needs.
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Programs are safely paced to particular needs and abilities
ORCKA and Paddle Canada Certifications for beginners are available, inquire for details or discuss directly with your instructor.
“The Madawaska River is warm, clean and offers a variety of rapids very appropriate for beginners developing new skills.” ~ Bill Anderson, Highly Qualified & Experienced ORCKA Instructor
Fine-tune your strokes and perfect your whitewater maneuvers! Be prepared to negotiate more challenging rapids.
Intermediate programs are designed to help you achieve personal paddling goals.
Whether you aim to be self-sufficient, capable of running multi-day trips or you would simply like to brush up on skills, this course can get you there.
Advanced Canoe and Kayak Play-boating courses are suitable for those that have experienced the water and are comfortable in their boats.
We have a range of play boats and equipment for our courses.
Please notify us of any boat or river preferences at the time of booking.
Our experienced whitewater tripping guides can offer support with river running approaches, whitewater rescue, wilderness first aid and safety and general tripping practices. We can even join you on your trip!
All of our guides have extensive back country experience, Wilderness First Responder certification and Whitewater River Rescue certification.
Our in-house ORCKA Certified Instructors offer a variety of whitewater canoeing and kayaking certifications and coaching. We can instruct canoe, kayak, open boat, river running and flatwater courses.
Please see our course calendar for group course dates and inquire regarding private or specific courses.
ORCKA courses are offered as group, semi-private or private.
NEW! ORCKA Tripping 3 Course: TBD
NEW! ORCKA Tripping 3
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