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ORCKA Canoe and Kayak Certification

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ORCKA Certified Instructors Whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking Certifications & Coaching!

Our professional instructors are ORCKA Certified to offer a variety of whitewater canoeing and kayaking certifications and coaching, so you can take your skillset to the next level.

Begin your certified journey, earn your prerequisite for the next level, expand your skills in a new discipline or earn qualifications for employment or trip leading with Paddler Co-op.

Please browse our course calendar for public group course dates available to book online.

Custom and private courses are available upon request by contacting the office at 613-758-2772 or

Our Most Popular ORCKA Canoeing Courses:

  • ORCKA Moving Water 1A  : Intro to moving water tandem canoe
  • ORCKA Moving Water 1B  : Intro to moving water solo canoe
  • ORCKA River Running 1A  : Intro to river running tandem canoe
  • ORCKA River Running 1B  : Intro to River running solo canoe
  • ORCKA River Running 2 and moving water 2 also available
  • ORCKA Moving Water Instructor  :  Level 1 or 2 moving water instructor course
  • ORCKA Canoe Tripping 3 : Instructor qualification for school-led outdoor education (canoe tripping) trips per OPHEA guidelines
  • ORCKA Basic Canoeing  : Levels 1-4 available

For more detailed information regarding ORCKA courses and progression, refer to the ORCKA program

Our Most Popular ORCKA Kayaking Courses:

  • ORCKA Moving Water Kayaking level 1
  • ORCKA Moving Water Kayaking Level 2

What is ORCKA?

“The Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association was formed in 1975 to promote accessibility of paddling experiences for everyone … to promote the development of safe, competent, and knowledgeable recreational paddlers; igniting the passion for a journey of paddling experiences and the preservation of the paddling environment. Today, ORCKA continues to grow in a dynamic manner to support and develop recreational canoeing and kayaking in Ontario!”

– Excerpt from the ORCKA Website



Call to book! A booking fee applies when you book online.