ORCC Ottawa River Canoe Club

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Recreational Kayaking
The Ottawa River Canoe Club offers flat water Kayak courses at the beginner, novice and intermediate levels for people who wish to learn or improve kayak paddling skills. The course is delivered outdoors at the Ottawa River Canoe Club site in West-End Ottawa (Kanata/Dunrobin) by our certified instructors. Following the successful completion of the course, participants will be able to paddle efficiently in a recreational kayak along lake shores in fair weather. 

Introduction to Kayaking 
An evening course that introduces you to the basic handling and strokes of this beautiful and versatile boat.

  • ORCC Member Cost: $50 per person
  • Non-member Cost: $80 per person

    Intro to Kayak for Families

    A 2-3 hour private lesson for families looking for some time together on the water.  This lesson can be tailored to your families needs, whether you are beginner, novice or intermediate paddlers.  Children should be at least 4 years old.

    • ORCC Member Cost: $50 per person
    • Non-member Cost: $75 per person

    Please email recreation@orcc.ca to arrange a date and time.

    Private one-on-one "Learn to kayak" sessions: designed based on individual needs and time schedule and taught at a pace that suits you. 

    • ORCC Member Cost: $110 per person
    • Non-member Cost: $155 per person

    Please email recreation@orcc.ca to request a private session.

    Please be sure to dress appropriately for the sun and weather as the course is held outside and on-water. 

    What to bring: 

    • swim suit and towel,
    • hat, sunscreen, 
    • long sleeve paddling top
    • secure shoes for walking on the rocky shoreline
    • warm clothes for afterwards, 
    • snack and a bottle of water. 

    Effort level: moderate, with a few instances of relatively high intensity throughout the course. 

    ORCC reserves the right to cancel a course due to bad weather and an alternate day/time will be offered to affected participants.

    Kayak courses are typically scheduled on Tuesday's from 5:30 PM to around 8:00 PM.  Additional sessions may be added during the busy months (June, July, August) depending on demand.

     For large groups please email us at recreation@orcc.ca

    ORCC Credit Card Policy:

    ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as cheque, etransfer and credit card.   However, credit card transactions cost the club thousands of dollars every year.  In an effort to keep program pricing reasonable, we ask those participants who wish to pay by credit card to ensure you also pay the credit card convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club.  No convenience fee is charged for etransfers or cheque.

    Kayak Courses

    • Registration not yet available

    Email contacts: 

    • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
    • camps@orcc.ca
    • recreation@orcc.ca
    • sup@orcc.ca
    • programs@orcc.ca
    • dragonboat@orcc.ca

    Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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