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What ORCKA Canoeing and Kayaking Skills Courses Can I Take?

The following are some of the canoeing and kayaking skills courses currently being offered by ORCKA Organizational Members in the Province of Ontario. If you don't see a course listed here, please refer to the "Course Providers" page for an ORCKA Organization Member in your area to see how they can help you take a paddling course or a paddlesport adventure! The regions indicated correspond to the twelve Ontario Tourism Regions as designated by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism.

Please note that at this time you will have to manually scroll through the course listing below to find Canoeing or Kayaking Instructor Courses being offered by ORCKA Organizational Members. For ORCKA Instuctor 1 or 2 Courses please go to http://www.orcka.ca/content/?page=CanoeInstructorCourses . 




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Skill Title Course Date Course Time Location/Region Registration Information
Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 8/25/2017 -
8/27/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Flatwater Kayaking 8/25/2017 -
8/27/2017
9:30 am Snug Harbour / Georgian Bay/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness Kayak trip into the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Flatwater Kayak Skills course. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

 

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/3daykayak.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form  to register on-line.

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Basic Canoeing (Tandem & Solo) 8/27/2017 -
9/1/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 6 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 through 4. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/6daycanoe.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Coastal Kayaking Level 1 8/28/2017 -
9/1/2017
10:00 am Britt / Georgian Bay/Near North This is an all inclusive 5 day wilderness Kayak trip into the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Coastal Kayak Level 1 Skills course. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.


More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/3daykayak.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form  to register on-line.

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Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 9/2/2017 -
9/4/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing (Tandem & Solo) 9/3/2017 -
9/8/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 6 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 through 4. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/6daycanoe.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 9/8/2017 -
9/10/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing (Tandem & Solo) 9/10/2017 -
9/15/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 6 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 through 4. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/6daycanoe.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 9/15/2017 -
9/17/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 9/16/2017 -
9/16/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 2

This one-day course is for the canoeist with little or no previous experience in canoeing.  Participants will learn safe tandem canoeing, inluding basic rescue techniques, while increasing their confidence.  We have lots of fun too! 

 Successful participants will be granted ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 2 qualifications.

Date: 9am-5pm Sat, Sept 16

Cost: $100 (no taxes) includes instruction, canoe, paddle, PFD and safety equipment.

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

For more information or to register:  email info@dragonflypaddling or call Bob or Pippa at 519 588-1644.

www.dragonflypaddling.com

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Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 9/16/2017 -
9/17/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Sun Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 1 to 3

This one and a half day course is for the beginner or novice canoeist who would like to learn to paddle their canoe safely and with confidence.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe tandem canoeing practices, including basic rescue techniques, while mastering the fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!  

Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Level 3.

Dates:  Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am - 12:30 pm

Cost:  $150 (no taxes)

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Pippa or Bob at info@dragonflypaddling.com  or 519 588-1644.

For more information, go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

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Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 9/16/2017 -
9/16/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 2 and 3 

This course is for the canoeist with some experience who would like to improve their paddling strokes and the handling of their canoe, and paddle their canoe with greater confidence.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe tandem canoeing practices, including basic rescue techniques, while mastering the fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!

Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Level 3.

Prerequisites:  Basic Canoeing Level 1 or some basic canoeing experience

Cost: $100 (no taxes) includes instruction and all equipment

Course Time: Sat 9:00 am to 5 Pm. 

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Bob or Pippa at info@dragonflypaddling.com or 519 588 1644.

www.dragonflypaddling.com.

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Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo) 9/16/2017 -
9/17/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Levels 3 and 4.  

This two day course is designed for the canoeist who would like to paddle their canoe with improved technique and greater confidence, both tandem and solo.  Canoeists will build on the tandem skills covered in Levels 1 and 2, and will learn solo canoeing. 

The first morning of this course is devoted to tandem canoeing, and the remainder of the two days will focus on solo canoeing.  Emphasis throughtout the course is on safe canoeing techniques, while mastering the fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!  Price includes all equipment and ORCKA membership for one year.

Prerequisites:  Basic Canoeing Level 2 or some tandem canoeing experience.

Cost: $200 

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Dragonfly Paddling at info@dragonflypaddling.com or 519-588-1644.

For more information go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

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Basic Canoeing Level 4 (Solo) 9/16/2017 -
9/17/2017
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm and 9:00 to 5:00 pm on day 2 Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 4

This one and a half day course is designed for the canoeist who has mastered the tandem skills taught in Levels 1 to 3 and who would like to learn how to paddle their canoe solo.  It is also for the more experienced or self-taught canoeist who would like to improve their solo skills.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe canoeing practices, including basic rescue techniques, while mastering solo fundamentals.  We have lots of fun, too!  Price includes all equipment and ORCKA membership for one year.

Prerequisites:  ORCKA Level 3 or equivalent skills and experience

Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 4.

Cost:  $150 (no taxes)

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register, contact Dragonfly Paddling at info@dragonflypaddling.com or 519-588-1644.

For more information, go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

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Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A (Tandem) 9/16/2017 -
9/17/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Sun Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A (tandem)

This course is designed to further develop tandem canoeing skills.  Canadian Style Paddling involves more graceful and precise handling of the canoe than the Basic level.  This is a pre-requisite for Canoe Tripping Level 3 certification.

Successful participants will be granted ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1A (tandem).

Prerequisites:  ORCKA Basic Level 3 or eqivalent skills.

Cost:  $150 (no taxes)  This includes instruction and all equipment 

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register or for more information:  email Pippa or Bob at info@dragonflypaddling.com or call 519 588-1644

www.dragonflypaddling.com

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Canadian Style Paddling Level 1B (Solo) 9/16/2017 -
9/17/2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Sun Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Canadian Style Paddling Level 1B (Solo)

This course if for the canoeist who would like to build on their solo paddling skills.  Canadian Style Paddling involves a more graceful and precise handling of the canoe than the Basic level.

Successful participants will be awarded ORCKA Canadian Style Paddling Level 1B certification.

Prerequisite:  Basic Level 4 or equivalent skills.

Cost $150 (no taxes)  This includes instruction and all equipment

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, just south of Cambridge

To register or for more information:  email Pippa at info@dragonflypaddling.com or call 519 588-1644

www.dragonflypaddling.com

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Basic Canoeing Level 3 (Tandem) 9/17/2017 -
9/17/2017
9:00 am to 12:30 pm Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area/South Western Ontario

Basic Canoeing Level 3 

This half-day course is designed for the canoeist with some experience who would like to build on the tandem skills covered in Levels 1 and 2.  Participants will be consolidating and refining their skills, and developing greater competence in handling their canoe.  Emphasis throughout the course is on safe canoeing practices, while mastering the fundamentals. We have lots of fun, too!  Price includes all equipment and ORCKA membership for one year.  Successful participants will receive certification in ORCKA Basic Level 3.

Cost:  $50 (no taxes)

Location:  Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, Cambridge

To register, contact Dragonfly Paddling at info@dragonflypaddling.com or (519)588-1644.  For more information, go to www.dragonflypaddling.com.

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Basic Canoeing (Tandem & Solo) 9/17/2017 -
9/22/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 6 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying the complete ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 through 4. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

More information at: http://wildernessadventures.ca/6daycanoe.html

 

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 2 (Tandem) 9/22/2017 -
9/24/2017
9:30 am Algonquin Park/Near North

This is an all inclusive 3 day wilderness canoe trip into the Algonquin Park interior where we will be teaching and certifying ORCKA Basic Canoe Skills Level 1 & 2. All equipment, camping gear and food is included. Simply show up with your clothes and sleeping bag and you are ready to go. Round trip transportation from Toronto is available at $95.00 pp.

Please contact Wilderness Adventures.CA 1-866-383-9453 for registration or go to http://wildernessadventures.ca/booking-form to register on-line.

 

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Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem) 9/23/2017 -
9/24/2017
9:00am Elora Ontario/South Western Ontario Perfect course for those who want to take their flatwater and tripping skills to the next level. This two day course will start at 9am both days and run until 5pm aprox. Students will need a tandem canoe with floatation, a PFD, helmet, paddle, wet suit and lunch both days. A detailed kit list and directions will be sent out to those who register.  more info
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