Transitional Kayak—Beyond the Basics
Our intermediate programs are designed with one purpose—to help you achieve your own paddling goals. Intermediate development takes place in two ways: river trips and skills clinics.
River trips are the perfect opportunity to discover what a whitewater goldmine Ontario really is. Instruction focuses on refining your technique and introducing new moves and skills. Our instructors take the time to show you safe river running procedures and how to set up basic rescue systems. Ultimately we want you to have the confidence and expertise to be running these rivers yourself.
Skills clinics at the intermediate level are usually focused on playboating or technical paddling. Typically we use one or two waves/holes or a short section of whitewater to demonstrate, practice and improve skills and moves. Video is used to facilitate technique development.
River trips are chosen according to flow rates and technical difficulty and will vary month to month. Most of our programs run on the various sections of the Madawaska, the Petawawa or the Ottawa Rivers. From technical whitewater to large volume river — we run courses to meet your interests.
2 day course- $280.00 + Membership $5.00 + HST. Equipment and boats are provided in addition to an excellent instructor. Course costs are reduced if you own your own boat and gear. 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!