Kayak Lessons

First introduced in 2012, we will again be offering a short course for young people & their guardians at Erindale Pond (possibly other locations to be added). This course is designed for kids 9 to 15 years old and each kid must have a parent or guardian (grandparent, aunt, etc.) in the course with them (there may be up to 2 kids per adult). This will be a fun 2 hours that will cover some basic aspects of kayaking. Class size is limited to 6. The cost of this session is $30/person which includes kayaks and all equipment except kid-sized PFDs (see comment below).

Conducted by a Paddle Canada-certified instructor, we will incorporate some paddling games to keep things moving quickly.

Some of the skills we will introduce during this 2 hour session:

  • How to make the kayak go straight
  • How to turn a kayak
  • How to fit a kayak (especially how to fit kids in kayaks)
  • How to fall out of a kayak
  • How to spray your parents/brother/sister/kayak instructor with a kayak pump

You must bring a PFD or life jacket that fits your child well. Although I have adult-sized PFDs to loan, I do not have child-sized PFDs available.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.

To register for one of these sessions, visit the Family-Based Clinics page.

What our Students are Saying about Us

- Donelda Gowan-Moody, Saskatoon

"Thank you very much for the paddling instruction.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Our son says that kayaking is AWESOME!"

What our Students are Saying about Us

"I wanted to stop and tell you that you are among
the best instructors I've ever had."
- Pool Student

What our Students are Saying about Us

"You were very informative and I would recommend your class to
anyone considering taking up kayaking."

- Marvin Doepker, Saskatoon