Transitional Canoe (Tandem or Solo)
Throughout this course, we will focus on fine-tuning your strokes and perfecting your whitewater maneuvers. With these practised skills in your toolbox, you will find yourself negotiating more challenging rapids with composure and grace. Whether your goal is to become self-sufficient and capable of running multi-day northern trips or you would simply like to brush up on your skills in order to enjoy many of our local rivers, this course will get you there.
Our intermediate programs are available to both solo and tandem boaters. If you are a tandem boater without a partner, no worries, you can paddle with another course participant or with the instructor.
Great paddling comes with practise. Our transitional canoe courses will be a great start!
We run most of our transitional courses here in Palmer Rapids on the Madawaska River. The water is warm and the variety of rapids are appropriate for honing your skills. Camping is conveniently located on our private site near the rapids or there is are excellent Bed & Breakfast options nearby for non-campers.
All programs are booked upon demand. Gather your friends and organise your own whitewater course or book into a scheduled course open to the public. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us in the office with any questions or concerns: 613-758-2772
Dates for 2014: These courses run every weekend from May to October. To sign up please see our calendar
Course cost: 2 day course (3+ people): $280 + Membership ($5) + HST. Equipment and boats are provided in addition to an excellent instructor. Course costs are reduced if you own your own boat and gear.
If you are interested in achieving your ORCKA Level I or II, let us know when you book the course. All of our instructors are ORCKA Moving Water Instructors and are able to assess for these levels.