Photo Credit: Michael Connor

8.13.2011_TORONTO, ON_Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre_SUP_Photograph by Goh Iromoto

8.13.2011_TORONTO, ON_Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre_SUP_Photograph by Goh Iromoto

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Discover the joys of stand-up paddling.

This Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lesson introduces the novice to paddling a paddleboard in calm sheltered water by certified SUP Instructors. Stand Up Paddleboarding provides many health benefits, including a full-body, low-impact workout, improving your balance, strengthens your core and boosts mental health as you immerse yourself in nature. 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.

To see Minimum Age for this course and our Cancelation Policy, scroll down to The Fine Print.

Course Dates and Times

 Sunday July 7, 2024
 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
 Sunday July 21, 2024
 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
 Sunday August 11, 2024
 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
 Saturday August 24, 2024
 10:30 am to 1:00 pm


2.5 hours


$85  +HST

Course Includes

  • Paddleboard with leash
  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Pontoon boat ride from our mainland office to & from our starting point on the Toronto Islands

What You Will Learn

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

Course Prerequisites

  • None

 What to Bring

  • 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 7 days notice by email ( prior to the start of your program. Exceptions at our discretion. No refunds or reschedules for no shows.

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 leaving for your program. In this case, we will try to re-schedule to another date or offer a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being on the water is our top priority.