Harbourfront Alert

Welcome to 2022! Course dates for this season will be posted by early March and our rental season will begin in June. In the meantime, stay healthy & work on getting into paddling shape. (see our post below)

Stand Up Paddleboarding  Beginner

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

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Discover the joys of stand-up paddling.


1/2 day


$85  +HST

 Course Includes

  • Paddleboard with leash.
  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Return trip to and from the Toronto Islands.

This Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lesson introduces the novice to paddling a paddleboard in calm sheltered water by certified SUP Instructors. As these lessons take place in the Toronto Islands, we use our pontoon boat to transport you over to the islands to start your lesson. The on-water portion of the course is 1.5 hrs but allow 2.5 hrs to include pontoon shuttle time to islands and back, as well as on-land teaching.

 What You Will Learn

  • Basic SUP safety.
  • Functional paddling skills.
  • Having fun on the water.

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 Course Dates and Times

Dates to be determined.

 Course Prerequisites

  • None

 What to Bring

Free day-use lockers are available however we recommend leaving valuables at home.

  • Your completed and signed waiver (download the waiver).
  • Participants are well advised to bring appropriate water footwear/swimwear to use on the boards during lessons and expect to get wet.

 Course Location

Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre

This course starts at our mainland office at 283 Queen's Quay West. Get driving directions.

 The Fine Print

Minimum Age

13 years of age accompanied by an adult or 16 years old without.

Our Cancelation Policy

To receive a full refund or to switch to another date, we require 48 hours notice prior to the start of your program. Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be partially refunded or switched to another date at our discretion.

We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before arriving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.