Kayak Lessons

Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills

An 8 hour course to introduce the novice paddler to kayaking following the Paddle Canada nationally-certified course. No prerequisites. Those that successfully complete the 8 hour course will receive a certificate of completion.

In the Basic Kayak Skills course we will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin kayaking and set the foundation for many years of efficient, healthy, and safe paddling.  We conduct a portion of some of our courses in the pool at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre so that you can learn in a comfortable environment.  The remaining portions of the course are conducted at a nearby lake where you get to practice what was learned in the pool and pick up a few new paddling skills as well.


Rescue skillsPaddling skillsKnowledge
Wet Exit
Retrieving a swamped kayak
Assisted Rescue
Lifting and carrying a kayak.
Forward and reverse paddling.
Forward and reverse sweep strokes.
Draw stroke
Low brace
Boat design
Boat outfitting
Safety Equipment
Injury prevention
Equipment care
Kayaking resources

8 hour course. Learn basic rescue techniques, maneuvering, edging, bracing and more in a fun and safe environment. This course starts at Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre on Wednesday, June 14th, 8:00 - 10:30 pm, and continues at Pike Lake on Saturday, June 17th from 9:00 am - ~4:00 pm. 

Event Date 14-Jun-2017 8:00 pm
Event End Date 17-Jun-2017 4:00 pm
Capacity: 6
Spots Available 0
Cut-off Date 08-Jun-2017 6:30 pm
Price Per Person $175.00
Instructor Bryan Sarauer
Course Length 8 hrs
PC Certification Yes
Location Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre + Pike Lake

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

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!"