Basic - Introduction to Canoeing
Prerequisite: No prior experience is necessary
2 day Course - Tandem and Solo
Basic Level 1 & 2 - tandem - Designed for all ages (8yrs to 99yrs) with no prior experience needed. Emphasis on becoming comfortable in both the bow and stern. Gain knowledge of safe canoeing practises, including the introduction to canoe rescues: retrieval of a swamped canoe and canoe over canoe rescue.
Basic Level 3 - tandem - Continuing tandem skill building with emphasis on specific canoe manoeuvres in both the bow and stern. Developing the confidence for dealing with canoe rescue scenarios: including self rescue and rescue of others - canoe over canoe rescue.
Basic Level 4 - Solo - Discover all solo skills needed to successfully manoeuvre a canoe with ease on your own including self rescues.
Fee includes: canoe, safety kit, pfd and paddle
Please Note: If you would like to register for one day only - Tandem or Solo, Kirkwood Canoe provides those accomodations as well.
Basic 1 is a prerequisite for Canoe Tripping Level 1
Basic 1-2-3 is a prerequisite for River Running Level 1A
Basic 1-4 is a prerequisite for Day Trip Leader, Canoe Tripping Level 2, and Canadian Style Paddling Level 1
June 8th, 2020 – Day Trip Leader (see Day Trip Leader Page under Canoe Tripping for details)
Go to www.kirkwoodcanoe.ca for more information and to register