Canoe Basics is designed for the novice or someone wanting to relearn the fundamentals. Your certified Paddle Canada instructor will lead you through the basics from learning the parts of a canoe and paddle, to the basics of canoe stability, and on to the elementary paddling strokes. Of course, safety is always foremost in the WAV paddling/Paddle Canada program. By the end of the course, you will be able to paddle a canoe wherever you like over flat calm waters and safely return to your starting point. Once you have completed this course, the way is open to more advanced programs in Lake Canoe, Moving Water, and Canoe Tripping, all available through the WAV paddling.
- $85 per person
- 4 hours, Weekday evenings 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
- June 10
- June 24
All registrations and inquiries handled by WAV Paddling
These courses are designed to introduce you to the basics of paddling. In addition to safety training and equipment education, you will be taught the strokes and manoeuvres that will help you to enhance your on-water experience and improve your confidence. Registration for all paddling courses is done through WAV Paddling’s website.Canoeing and Kayaking are lifelong sports that are easily learned by all ages and most abilities. FortWhyte Alive is pleased to partner with WAV Paddling for the instruction of the 2019 paddling programs. WAV Paddling’s certified professional instructors will provide you with the knowledge and experience to confidently enjoy your own paddling excursions. FortWhyte’s small sheltered lakes are the ideal setting for learning the basics of these adventurous pursuits.
Instruction is provided for ages 12 and up.
All Courses Include:
- National certification and registration with Paddle Canada for certification level courses
- Entry to FortWhyte Alive Outdoor Adventure Centre
- Liability and Activity insurance
- Watercraft rental
- PFD (personal flotation device), or they will be provided by FortWhyte Alive.
- Paddle clothing suitable to the weather conditions.
- Due to tighter monitoring of our lake water quality, we no longer allow personal watercraft or paddles to be used on site.
All paddling courses are taught at the FortWhyte Outdoor Adventure Centre located at 2505 McGillivray Blvd.