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  HAPPY SPRING!  We look forward to welcoming you back into our friendly paddling community beginning Victoria Day Weekend.       
  PRACTICING IN-WATER RESCUES PROMOTES CONFIDENCE: Our April and May In-Pool Rescues and Rolling sessions are filling up; so sign up before all spots get filled!    

 

NEW! EARLY SUMMER CLINICS: Check out our new weekly Camp Cooking for the Confused, & Map/Compass/GPS programs, and for those who have taken the beginner kayak courses, have a look at our Paddle Canada SK1 Value Pkg or weekend.    

 

HEALTHY GIFTS: Give the gift of health, happiness, community, peace, joy, exercise, relaxation, and friendship. Get your loved ones involved down here with us by purchasing a gift voucher online. Once purchased, you can personalize it, immediately print it out or email it.

THE NEW PARK DESIGN: Yes the York St Love Park-2019, as well as the Rees St parking lot just to the north of us will be redesigned in 2020 ... click the links and see.

GROUPON CUSTOMERS: If you didn't get a chance to book a tour using your Groupon voucher this year, we will honour any unused Groupon Vouchers in 2019.

  WATER TEMP: Harbour cold ...5C (Apr 17) & Hourly Weather Forecast
  USED Drysuits, and Tandem Kayaks for sale. Click here for details
  CELEBRATE PADDLING VISUALLY!  Check out some 1985 location photos in our photo gallery , and the 30 min. film THE CANOE by Film-maker and Harbourfront Alumni, Goh Iromoto. You'll be sure to see see some familiar footage, and check out other Toronto waterfront footage there too.          

Erik & Liz: A couple of our best friends and valued instructors down at Harbourfront have moved out to Kelowna BC. Liz is now the Manager of the MEC store there! We hope to see them back in a few years and wish them all the best on this new adventure... but we will miss them dearly. Feel free to email Erik & Liz your best wishes as well ....Email

 
PADDLE CAMP 2019: It is with mixed emotions that we let our participants, past and present, know that Paddlecamp will not be returning in 2019.  Paddlecamp started over 6 years ago from a vision to help build community in sea kayaking while helping people prepare for their season.  Paddlecamp was born from a group of friends who collectively shared the same vision and value system which allowed it to blossom to what it became.  With key members of this team seeking new adventures elsewhere - the camp cannot continue.
 
We'd like to thank all the participants that ever came and supported our camp especially those who came repeatedly.  We'd also like to thank our hosts at Bark Lake and Snug Haven resorts for their hospitality as well as White Squall for welcoming us.
 
We will miss spending the May long weekend with y'all but hope that this will only spark more sea kayaking adventures with everyone in the future.
 
Thanks - Paddlecamp Team (Erik, Liz, Lien, Emily and James)
  COLD WATER PADDLING: If you are planning on doing some cold-water fall paddling in your own boat, please be sure to follow these safety protocols:

    • Paddle with a buddy, let someone know the route you will be taking, and waterproof your cell phone.
    • Know your rescues!
    • Be extra cautious of changing weather conditions, especially winds in the harbour from the east, north-east, or south-east.  If weather does change while in the islands, remember you can always leave your boat at one of the marinas and take the ferry back for free.
  • Wear a drysuit, especially when the water temperature is below 13C
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We don’t encourage night paddling due to the fact there are so many lights reflecting off the water that your lights will blend in and makes it difficult for motorized boats to see your lights. If you still decide to go out at night, have the brightest light you can find on the back of your boat able to be seen from all directions, as well as a bright headlamp to face forward.  Also it is advised to cross the harbour alongside the buoys at the end of the airport runway

  With thanks,
Dave & Crew

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