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Two Day Beginner Whitewater Kayak or Canoe

Quick Details

Rates are Per Person
Group Courses - 3+ participants
Private Courses - 1 Participant

Beginner Whitewater Courses in Ontario

Try out a new whitewater discipline with Paddler Co-op! Learn to paddle and read the rapids safely in a kayak or canoe. These courses are two days long and start on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Recommended for folks who:

  • Are EXPERIENCED lake paddlers & trippers looking to gain new skills in whitewater
  • Have NEVER experienced whitewater paddling
  • Have had SOME whitewater paddling experience but no formal training
  • Paddle whitewater less than a FEW times a season
  • Want to try a new whitewater BOAT or discipline
  • Haven’t paddled in YEARS and want to “dust the rust off”
  • Want to LEARN to paddle with a new partner who has no experience

What will I learn?

We specialize in tailoring our program to suit your needs – every course is a bit unique and will cover:

  • Equipment fit and internationally recognized safety practices
  • How to enjoy whitewater paddling and have fun on the river!
  • Learn whitewater swimming and industry standard self-rescue skills
  • Strokes and techniques to move your boat and stay on line
  • How to perform the most common whitewater maneuvers in a canoe or kayak
  • How to identify whitewater hazards and read the river (scouting)
  • How to improve your paddling skills with feedback and coaching from our professional instructors
  • Achieve your specific paddling goals (upon request, at the instructor’s discretion)
  • How to be a responsible and inclusive paddler and develop an appreciation for our rivers!

Book into a scheduled course or gather your friends and organize your custom adventure! Group discounts (15%) for 5 or more paddlers and (20%) family discount rates available on instruction costs.

Can I book online?

Absolutely! Our calendar has our current program listings available in real time:

  • Click the “Book Now” button on the right on the page
  • Select your desired date from the calendar
  • Select the number of paddlers per discipline from the dropdown menu
  • Fill out the paddler’s specs form for and relevant comments on gear sizing -> click “Add to cart”
  • Enter your payment info ->  click “Complete and Pay” – You’re all set!
  • You’ll receive an email receipt and confirmation outlining what to expect and prepare for before your course

What does it cost?

Prices vary depending on your needs, but generally speaking:

  • $10 Annual membership fee – to join our member-owned co-operative!
  • $320 group instruction fee (3 paddlers or more) – private courses available at additional cost
  • $80/boat rental (tandem canoes need only 1 boat per 2 paddlers)
  • $10/gear piece rental (helmet, paddle, pfd or skirt)
  • $13-18/person/night camping

Questions about this course? Give us a call 613-758-2772 or send us an email [email protected] to learn more or request a custom course