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Sea Kayaking  Beginner

Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level-1 Kayak Value Package

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This course focuses on technical proficiency and paddling efficiency at the basic level for those wishing to remain in relatively calm conditions.


5 days


$545  +HST

 Course Includes

  • Solo kayak
  • Kayak skirt & paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Safety equipment

This dynamic Paddle Canada certification course offers the beginner paddler continued development of kayaking safety and paddling skills. The Level-1 certification focuses on technical proficiency and paddling efficiency at the basic level for those wishing to remain in relatively calm conditions and protected waters.

This program is intended for beginner kayakers with some experience who want to become technically more proficient at the basic level.

This longer-term learning approach and unique progression of our value packages allows you to get to know your fellow students who could become life-long paddling buddies.

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

 What You Will Learn

  • Functional paddling skill refinement.
  • Technical paddling skill introduction and development.
  • Day trip planning theory and practice.
  • Assisted and solo rescue practice.
  • Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level-1 national certification.

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 Course Dates and Times

Dates: Mon & Wed July 10, 12, 17, 19 & Sat July 22
Time: Mon & Wed from 5:30-9:00 pm + Saturday from 9:30 am-4:30 pm

 Course Prerequisites

  • Beginner Kayak Value Package or Kayak Day 1 Intro Course with social paddles, or equivalent skills and kayak paddling experience at the basic level.

 What to Bring

  • Bagged lunch/Snacks if participating in a full day excursion.
  • Water/sports drink.
  • Active clothing you don't mind getting wet.
  • Secure footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the day.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string.
  • A rain jacket/pants (optional).

 Course Location

Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre

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

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 The Fine Print

Minimum Age

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

Our Cancelation Policy

To receive a full refund or to switch to another date, we require 7 days notice prior to the start of your program. Exceptions at our discretion. Zero refund for ‘no show’.

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 is our top priority.