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Canoeing  Intermediate

Tandem Canoe Introduction Lesson Day 2

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Build your confidence and take your canoeing skills to the next level.


1 day


$149  +HST

 Course Includes

  • Canoe, lifejacket, and paddle
  • Safety equipment

As a budding canoeist, you have already learned and practiced some of the basic functional skills and understand the importance of communication with your paddling partner but what now?

In this course we will show you how to develop more technically proficient strokes and maneuvers in the canoe which will build both your confidence and skills. This course is perfect for beginner tandem canoeists looking to take their paddling skills to the next level. The course starts on the Island, so fee includes pontoon shuttle.

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

 What You Will Learn

  • Refined tandem maneuvering including forward paddling, backwards, pivots, and circles.
  • Refined canoe strokes including forward, reverse, stopping, draw's and pry's.
  • Introduction to solo paddling.
  • Canoe balance and stability.
  • Continued canoe safety and rescues.
  • Carrying a canoe solo.

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 Course Dates and Times

Sunday July 23, 2023
 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday August 27, 2022
 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Course Prerequisites

  • Tandem Canoe Introduction Day 1 or "I did it as a kid at camp and I want to do it again with my own family".

 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.

 Similar Courses

Tandem Canoe Introduction Lesson Day 1

Learn the skills needed to paddle in this introductory program.

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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.