Join us at Pike Lake Provincial Park for a day of learning the basics of kayaking in this Paddle Canada-certified course. This course has a pool session where we will practice the "wet stuff" - how to fall out and how to get back in the kayak on the water, then continues on Pike Lake for the rest of the paddling skills.
** 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.
Note, there is a waiver for this course (as with all courses). A copy of the waiver will be sent to you upon registration, a parent or guardian must sign for those 18 or under. You can also find the waiver here. You can also find the waiver here.
|Event Date||19-Jun-2021 8:30 am|
|Event End Date||19-Jun-2021 5:00 pm|
|Cut-off Date||18-Jun-2021 6:00 pm|
|Price Per Person||$180.00|
|Course Length||8 hrs|
|PC Course ID||73783|
|Extra Info||Pool Session Included|
|Location||Pike Lake Provincial Park|
|Number of Registrants||Rate/Person($)|
Our lessons at Pike Lake occur at the Cabin Owner's Beach (aka North Beach or Hoyte's Beach) near the tennis courts and the Girl Guide camp. There is a park gate just north of where we meet, but it is locked during the summer months so you will need to arrive via the main gate. There is a basic outhouse here but no other amenities. A tarp will be set up if rain threatens.