Off Season Kayak Club
Off Season Kayak Club

Off Season Kayak Club

Regular price $25

Join Kayak Ontario for an off season paddle on Thursdays and select weekend days. Paddle some of the beautiful areas in the Niagara and Hamilton Regions. We meet every week at the launch site at 9:30AM, and will paddle for a couple of hours. Afterwards we go for hot chocolate.

When you register for this you will also get a free ticket to the corresponding trip planning session. Please be sure to add it to your cart as well Click Here

There are two levels of trips offered: Level 0 Social Paddles and Level 1 Intro to open Water trips. Please note they will be heavily weather dependant. 

Level 0 - Social Paddling

  • You must have a kayak with 2 bulkheads for safety reasons
    • Rentals are available
    • You will need cold water gear for this paddle. We have rentals available.This event is a meet and greet with recreational paddling.
  • If you are a beginner or looking for a laid back group paddle, this is the right place to start.
  • The conditions will be flat sheltered water. Paddle Canada's Class 0. (eg. Welland River)
  • This is a safe space to paddle, ask questions, and get advice.

Level 1 - Intro to Open Water

  • You must have a kayak with 2 bulkheads for safety reasons
        Rentals are available
    • This event is a sea kayaking trip in sheltered open water.
    • If you are a beginner sea kayaker or looking for a group paddle, this is the right place to start.
    • The conditions will be Class 1 per Paddle Canada's guidelines. (eg. Long Point)
    • This is a safe space to come, ask questions, and get advice.
    • These events are open to paddlers with the Level 1 or who have signed up for it this season we will ask for a copy of your certificate because of the cold water. 

    Get to know some other local Kayak Ontario members and work on your skills. 
    The paddling locations and meeting spots will change weekly, so make sure to check this page often. 

    Rentals are available. Please select it if you require one. We have amazing high-end plastic and fiberglass Nigel Dennis Kayaks for rentals. Even if you have your own gear, you might want to try our kayaks.


    If you are bringing your own gear, you will need:

    • A kayak with 2 bulkheads. 
    • Appropriate cold water gear.
    • Rentals are available, if needed.
    • If you are bringing your kayak, you will need a pump, a whistle, and a 15m floating rope.
    • A PFD is mandatory 
    • A paddle
    • Sunscreen
    • Water and snack

    Questions? Send us an email: info@kayak-ontario.com

     

    We believe that this event 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.