Coastal Canoeing

Coastal Canoeing - Photos courtesy of Richard Alexander
Photo credit: Jonny Walsh

The program provides a foundation of knowledge and skill for safe and efficient tandem coastal canoeing in a variety of environments. Expanding on skills and knowledge gained in the Lake Tandem Program, it explores:

  • navigation with charts
  • marine forecasting
  • tide and current interpretation
  • tidal currents
  • surf launches & landings

Small bodies of water are suitable for the Intro level. Large lakes like Lake Winnipeg and the Great Lakes are suitable for Intro and Intermediate levels.  The Advanced Coastal level is run in a tidal ocean environment.

 

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Select from the program titles listed below to learn more about the requirements for each level of the Paddle Canada National Canoe Program.

Coastal Canoeing - Photos courtesy of Richard Alexander
Coastal Canoeing - Photo: Jonny Walsh

Skill Level Programs

Coastal Canoeing Skills Introduction
Coastal Canoeing Skills Intermediate
Coastal Canoeing Skills Advanced

Instructor Level Programs

Coastal Canoeing Instructor

Instructor Trainer Programs

Coastal Canoeing Instructor Trainer

 

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Age Requirements: There are no age restrictions for any skills Courses except at the discretion of the Course Director. Please check with them. For all instructor courses there is a minimum age of 16 yrs of age.

Paddlers are also taught the Leave No Trace principles for active environmental awareness and protection in order to help ensure that we can all continue to enjoy Canada's many waterways and wilderness for years to come.

Please forward any questions, comments, concerns and feedback on Paddle Canada's National Canoe Programs to the Paddle Canada Canoe Program Development Committee.

 

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