Moving Water Canoeing Instruction

Ottawa-200610108Offering a full range of instruction for the whitewater canoeist:

  • Solo or tandem

  • Introduction, Intermediate or Advanced Moving Water

  • Slalom, playboating, river running or tripping skills development

  • Paddle Canada certified instructorgull-river-tandem-320x214

  • Adult, youth or mixed
  • Group or individual instruction available

Do you want to get started in whitewater canoeing? Perhaps improve your skills and take your whitewater paddling to the next level? Are you interested in trying out a new, exciting and addictive sport?

You can choose from formal classes and coaching sessions, depending on your needs. All classes are sanctioned by Paddle Canada and follow the Paddle Canada curriculum.

Teaching is done in appropriate locations around Southern Ontario, depending on the students' abilities, water levels and other factors. We are lucky enough to have many wonderful locations to paddle and learn:Course at Palmer Rapids, 2012

  • Palmer Rapids and the Madawaska River

  • Black River near Washago

  • Elora Gorge

  • Ottawa River

  • Credit River around the GTA

  • Gull River near Minden

  • and many other spots

Paddle Canada Moving Water Canoe Skills Courses

Upon successful completion the student will be awarded the appropriate Paddle Canada certificate.

Introduction Tandem Moving Water Canoe

Intermediate Tandem Moving Water Canoe

Advanced Tandem Moving Water Canoe

Introduction to Solo Moving Water Canoe

Intermediate Solo Moving Water Canoe

Advanced Solo Moving Water Canoe

Required equipment for moving water courses

All students must wear approved whitewater safety gear: helmet, PFD, whistle. Boats must be designed for whitewater and have properly fitted flotation. Whitewater paddles are highly recommended.

While gear and boats are the student's responsibility, please contact me if you need assistance locating equipment, or with any questions.