Our two-day introduction to whitewater canoeing will equip you with the basic skills, knowledge and technique to manoeuver confidently and 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 paddling is addictive. These fun two days are just a taste of your paddling adventures to come.
We run many of our intro clinics here 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 rapid or there is an excellent local B&B option for non-campers.
Weekday programs are booked upon demand. Gather your friends and organise your own whitewater intro or book into a scheduled clinic. We need only three people to book a custom course.
ORCKA (Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association, provincially recognized) Level 1/1A, 2/2A certifications are available on all of our courses—just let us know ahead of time. 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.
2 day course- $280.00 + Membership $5.00 + HST. Equipment and boats are provided in addition to an excellent instructor.
Many members do an intro course early season to give themselves the rest of the summer to practice or join our many river trips. But its never too late to get started!