Canoe, Kayak, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP)

Introductory Lessons

Lesson Details

Looking to learn how to canoe, kayak, or use a stand-up paddleboard (SUP)? The ORCC has you covered! Sign up for one of our group, private or semi-private / family lessons to gain the skills you need to comfortably paddle on your own in any condition. 

All of our lessons cover the same information, the difference being that group lessons are set to fixed dates and are ideal for those attending alone (or want to meet new people). Our semi-private/family lessons allow for groups of two or more to have a more private experience while also being able to choose the date and time of the lesson. Similarly, our private lessons are one-on-one, allow for date and time selection, and is more flexible in terms of length of the lesson. 

What You Will Learn

Regardless of which lesson type you sign up for, you can expect to learn the following:

  • Fundamental paddling strokes
  • How to select equipment
  • How to identify and avoid hazards on the water
  • Safety procedures for paddling
  • How to enter/exit boat from shore and dock
  • How to manage wind and waves
  • Pivot turns (for SUP lessons)

Lessons Offered

Intro to Kayak (Group)

Price:

  • Member: $70.00 + HST Per Person
  • Non Member: $90.00 + HST Per Person

Dates & Time:

  • Fixed dates posted at the link below
  • Tuesdays from 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Equipment Type

  • Option of sit-on-top or sit-inside kayaks

Click HERE to Register

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WhatSUP / Intro to SUP (Group)

Price:

  • Member: $55.00+ HST Per Person
  • Non Member: $75.00+ HST Per Person

Dates & Time:

  • Fixed dates posted at the link below
  • Wednesdays from 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Equipment Type

  • We offer a variety of hard SUPs (not inflatable)
  • Participants are more than welcome to bring their own equipment if they wish to.

Click HERE to Register

Semi-Private / Family Lessons

Price:

  • Member: $65.00 + HST Per Person
  • Non Member: $85.00+ HST Per Person

Dates & Time:

  • Scheduled around you availability

Equipment Type

  • As a semi-private / family lesson, you have the ability to choose what type of boat you wish to learn.

Recreation Boats (Standard Option)

  • SUPs, sit-on-top or sit-inside kayaks, or pleasure canoes depending on what you shoose

Sprint Boat Option (Upon Request)

  • Groups with paddling experience may opt to learn how to use sprint boats (sprint canoe / sprint kayak). For people new to sprint boats, we will use introductory surfski's and stable simon river boats (Polaris / Laser). All group members must have paddling experience.
  • If interested, please contact recreation@orcc.ca to let us know you are interested. Please include your paddling experience in this email.

Registration Instructions:

1. Click HERE to schedule when you want to have your lesson.

2. Once you schedule your lesson, please ensure you have made an account on this website. This can be done by clicking the profile icon on the top right of the screen or by clickling HERE.

Private Lessons

Price:

  • Member: $110.00 + HST
  • Non Member: $155.00 + HST

Dates & Time:

  • Scheduled around you availability

Equipment Type

  • As a private lesson, you have the ability to choose what type of boat you wish to learn.

Recreational Boats (Standard Option)

  • SUPs, sit-on-top or sit-inside kayaks, or pleasure canoes depending on what you shoose

Sprint Boat Option (Upon Request)

  • Individuals with paddling experience may opt to learn how to use sprint boats (sprint canoe / sprint kayak). For people new to sprint boats, we will use introductory surfski's and stable simon river boats (Polaris / Laser).
  • If interested, please contact recreation@orcc.ca to let us know you are interested. Please include your paddling experience in this email.

Registration Instructions:

1. Click HERE to schedule when you want to have your lesson.

2. Once you schedule your lesson, please ensure you have made an account on this website. This can be done by clicking the profile icon on the top right of the screen or by clickling HERE.