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.

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"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

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!"