Paddle Canada Lakewater Tandem Canoe Course

This canoe course is ideal for people who want to learn canoeing basics and lead groups on the water. It's a great preparation for your first canoe trip, leading youth in outdoor pursuits, and learning basic canoe strokes and manoeuvres.

In the course you will learn:

  • Forward, stopping and reverse
  • Basic turns while paddling forward
  • Spins and Sideslip maneuvers
  • Capsizes and Rescues
  • Canoeing Safety guidelines and equipment
  • Paddles, PFDs and other gear
  • Storing and waterproofing gear
  • Paddling positions and boat trim
  • Handling waves and wind
  • Launching and landing

This is a one-day course and will include several opportunities for group leadership games and plenty of time on the water. Participants are advised to bring their own water bottle, packed lunch and PFD if they have one. Lifejackets, canoes, paddles and safety equipment will be provided.

Participants will receive their Introduction to Tandem Lake Canoeing certificate from Paddle Canada upon successful completion of the course. ( This course is a pre-requisite to the Advanced Tandem Lake Canoeing course.

Starting Date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Start Time: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 09:00 to 16:00
Places Available: 
Brannen Lake, Nanaimo
Cost Per Person: 
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