Join us on the South Saskatchewan River for a day of learning the basics of kayaking in this Paddle Canada-certified course.
** In case of bad weather (storms, high winds, lightning) making paddling unsafe, we will delay the course or a portion of the course. If we are able to, we will continue the course into the evening. If we must, we will re-convene the next day to finish. Please plan some flexibility into your schedule to allow for weather delays.
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.
The description below is adapted from the Paddle Canada website.
Basic Kayak Skills introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water (such as sheltered portions of prairie lakes).
Rescue techniques at this level incorporate the use of a paddling partner and it is essential for all Basic Kayak Skills-certified paddlers to travel on the water with others who have been trained in the techniques of assisted rescues.
8 hours minimum.
1 instructor: 6 participants.
Lifting and carrying a kayak.
Kayak design & outfitting
Cancellation within 7 days of the course start will forfeit your course fees & kayak rental fee; please let me know ASAP if you are unable to attend.
If you need to rent a kayak for the course, buy both the "Course Fee" and "Kayak Rental" using the registration system.
|Event Date||12-Jun-2021 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||12-Jun-2021 5:00 pm|
|Cut-off Date||11-Jun-2021 6:00 pm|
|Price Per Person||$160.00|
|Course Length||8 hrs|
|PC Course ID||73779|
|Location||Gabriel Dumont Park, South Saskatchewan River|
|Number of Registrants||Rate/Person($)|
Gabriel Dumont Park is off of Saskatchewan Crescent West which can be reached at the west end of 8th St. or Taylor St. There is a parking lot here and a washroom facility, as well as a nice sandy beach area for easy launching and landing. Depending on the lesson and the weather, I may have a tarp set up near one of the picnic sites.