Our two-day introduction to whitewater canoeing will equip you with the basic skills, knowledge, and techniques to manoeuver competently through simple rapids. We start out refining your flatwater skills and progress to moving water skills, concepts and techniques. The program is paced to your particular needs and abilities.
Let it be known: whitewater canoeing is addictive. These fun two days are just a taste of your paddling adventures to come.
Locations: We run our intro clinics at Palmer Rapids on the Madawaska River. The water is warm and clean and the variety of rapids are appropriate for developing new skills. Camping is conveniently located on our private site next to the river. Alternatively, there are excellent Bed & Breakfast options for those who would prefer.
Dates for 2014: These courses run every weekend from May to October. To sign up please see our calendar
Weekday programs are booked upon demand. Gather your friends and organise your own whitewater introductory course or book into a scheduled clinic.
Course cost: 2 day course (3+ people): $280 + Membership ($5) + HST. Equipment and canoes are provided in addition to an excellent instructor.
ORCKA Certification: ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association) Level 1 and 2 certifications are available on all of our courses. If you are interested in obtaining an ORCKA Certification, please contact us in the office when booking your course. Level 1A or 2A (tandem) are two day courses. If you are interested in the full Level 1 or 2 (tandem and solo), ORCKA requires four days of instruction and assessment.