We're always happy to customize a lesson or instructional tour to suit your needs - anything from the basics to white water.  Please feel free to give us a call to discuss the possibilities.


Introduction to Canoeing - 3 hrs

This course focuses on the skills necessary to maneuver a canoe efficiently and gracefully through the water.  We will introduce novice paddlers to tandem and solo canoeing, and cover topics including outfitting the canoe with appropriate gear, positioning oneself in the canoe and techniques used to handle the canoe in adverse conditions.  Skills and confidence gained during this lesson will make your next time on the water safer and more enjoyable.

Cost: $69 +gst
Skills / Experience Required: none



Whitewater Canoeing Essential Theory - 3 hrs

An evening focusing on theory relevant to canoeing and river features through the use of slides, discussion and other learning aids.

Cost: $50 +gst
Dates: January 12th & Feburary 3rd

Skills / Experience Required: none



Whitewater Canoeing - 2 days

Learn to handle a canoe in moving and white water conditions from experienced canoeists.  Instruction takes place over two days and is held on the Chemainus River on Vancouver Island.  The course covers paddling and safety techniques suitable for river and other white water playgrounds.  An optional follow up day allows for more practice and coaching.

Course Dates:  January 15th-16th; February 5th-6th
Course Price:  $250 or $170 with own equipment (+gst)

Skills / Experience Required:  basic strokes and comfort in a canoe



Whitewater Canoeing Play & Practice

If you've already taken our 2-day whitewater instruction, or have equivalent experience, come on down for a day of fun and coaching!  This is a great follow-up or refresher for anyone wanting to improve their skills.

Course Dates:  January 22nd; February 12th
Course Price:  $95 (includes equipment if needed) (+gst)

Skills / Experience Required:  our 2-day whitewater instructional course, or equivalent experience on the water




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575 Pembroke Street (corner of Government and Pembroke) Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H3
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