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Welcome to 2022! Our season officially begins Wednesday June 1st; weather permitting. Our on-line rental reservations & FPC purchases will begin May 2nd for bookings starting in June. See our posts for health, along with Erik Ogaard's new courses below.

Sea Kayaking  Beginner

Performance Paddling Program

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Four wonderful evenings of paddling proficiently to allow you to paddle further with less energy exerted and less hardship on the body.

 Duration

4 days

 Price

$295  +HST

 Course Includes

  • Boat, Paddle, Pfd

It is time to master the basics of your technical paddling skills with Erik Ogaard! This package of 4 evenings will appeal to both the already confident and seasoned paddler, as well as the very enthusiastic beginner with some basic experience. All are welcome and encouraged to join. The focus will be on presenting and practicing technical paddling proficiency in a fun and skill challenging manner. Your existing skills and boat control will be challenged in the most appropriate way for you to develop and progress beyond your current level. Paddling proficiently will always allow you to paddle further with less energy exerted and less hardship on the body. The respective outcomes of this program are intended to serve you for all your future paddling adventures.

Program Format: 4 exciting, glorious evenings & a potential lifetime of better paddling experiences

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

 What You Will Learn

  • Confident boat control in multiple directions
  • Improved body/boat/blade/brain connection
  • Improved proficiency and performance delivery on the water
  • Strategies and techniques for paddling in challenging conditions
  • Physical fitness/stretches for better performance

 Course Dates and Times

Tues & Thurs June 7, 9, 14, 16
5:30-9:00pm

 Course Prerequisites

  • Basic Paddling Skills - you have taken lessons and spent some time on the water and have adequate boat control

 What to Bring

  • 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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Introduction to Sea Kayaking Lesson Day 1

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking Lesson Day 2

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 The Fine Print

Minimum Age

16 years of age

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 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.