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Paddle Canada Level 1 - Rondeau
Paddle Canada Level 1 - Rondeau

Paddle Canada Level 1 - Rondeau

Regular price $279

Day Tripping in Your Kayak

These two-day introductory kayaking lessons are specifically designed for individuals who are new to kayaking and would like to learn the necessary skills required to plan and execute their own day trips in Level 1 conditions. Upon completion of the course, you will have a good understanding of the fundamentals of sea kayaking, be able to control your kayak in Level 1 conditions, and have learned essential paddling techniques such as forward and backward strokes, bracing, edging, and turning. Additionally, you will receive training on how to safely recover in the event of a capsize, including wet exit and various self and assisted re-entry techniques.

For this class, you will require: Full List

  • A sea kayak with two bulkheads. 
    • We have rental kayaks available if you do not have your own.
    • You will need a pump, a whistle, and a 15-meter floating rope, which can be purchased.
  • Dry suits are available if required.
  • A PFD is mandatory; you must bring your own.
  • A paddle.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Lunch.
  • Water.

During this class, you will:

  • Get wet.
    • Bring spare clothes and a towel.
    • Cotton is not appropriate.
    • Have fun.
      • We will incorporate games, group activities and drills to learn the topics.
    • Make friends.
      • You will meet a group of kayakers similar to you at the same point in their development.

      Upon completion, you will receive:

      • A Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills Certificate.

      The course will run rain or shine. We will postpone in the case of prolonged thunderstorms.



      This class is fun, laid-back, and offers a positive, inclusive experience. We will incorporate games, group activities, and real-world scenarios as much as possible. We will not put you on the spot, make you demonstrate in front of the class (unless you want to), or speak in front of crowds. If that and the promise of terrible Dad jokes appeal to you, you have found the place to sign up.

      We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Rondeau) is the traditional territory of the Attiwonderonk, and Mississauga.

      We are grateful for the knowledge shared with us by the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Canada as well as the circumpolar region of the Northern Hemisphere.