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Paddle Canada Level 1 - Lion's Head
Paddle Canada Level 1 - Lion's Head

Paddle Canada Level 1 - Lion's Head

Regular price $249

Day Tripping in Your Kayak

These two day introductory kayaking lessons are tailored to a new kayaker who is looking to learn the required skills to plan and take their own day trips in Level 1 conditions.

What does that mean? At the end of this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the basics of Sea Kayaking. 
  • Control your kayak in level 1 (out of 4) conditions.
  • Learn the following paddling strokes:
    • Forward and backward strokes
    • Bracing 
    • Edging
    • Turning
  • Safely recover in case of a capsize. (What would you do if you fell in the water?)
    • Wet exit
    • Various re-entry techniques (self and assisted)

For the purposes of this class, you will require:

  • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
    • We have rental kayaks available if you do not have your own.
    • You will need a pump, a whistle, and a 15m floating rope. They are available to purchase.
  • Drysuits are available, no charge.
  • A PFD is mandatory, you must bring your own.
  • A paddle, we will provide a Nimbus carbon fibre Wavewalker for you to use.
  • 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.

       

      We believe that this class should be fun, laid back and offered in 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 appeals to you, you have found the place to sign up.

      We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Lion's Head) is the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Odawa 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.