Recreation Courses

Club Sponsored Courses

The club organizes for our members with local instructors at a discounted price. 

You do not need a paddling partner in order to sign up for canoe clinics, we will pair you up with another paddler based on skill level and boat balance.

If you have any questions or suggestions in regard to our paddling clinics, please don't hesitate to contact our staff or Recreation Director.

The courses will be added to RAMP as they become available. 

Click here to register for these courses in RAMP!

Intro To Kayak

Description: This is the session for you if you have never sat in a kayak. We will cover all the very basic topics, choosing the proper boat, paddle and other gear needed for a successful trip out. Getting in and out of your boat from the dock as well as very basic paddle strokes will be covered. The instructor is Paddle Canada certified. This session is approximately 2.5 hrs in length. If you are wanting more skill progression, knowledge, and time on the water, the kayak clinic is a more suitable course for you.

Cost: FREE

Location: Victoria Boathouse

Dates and Times Offered: 

  • Wed May 15th: 5:30-8pm

  • Mon May 27th: 5:30-8pm

  • Thurs June 13th: 6-8:30pm

  • Wed July 3rd: 6-8:30pm 

Kayak Clinics

Description: Get more comfortable in your kayak. Want to learn about gear, proper and efficient paddling strokes, and safety? This clinic is for you. The instructors are Paddle Canada certified and able to answer all your kayaking questions. There will be no certificate offered at the end of the clinic. This course is 5 hrs in length.

Cost: $50

Location: Victoria Boathouse

Dates and Times Offered: 

  • Sat May 25th: 9am- 2:30 pm

  • Sun June 2nd: 9am- 2:30pm

  • Mon/Wed June 8th & June 10th: 5:30-8pm

  • Mon/Wed July 8th & July 10th: 6-8:30pm 

Canoe Clinics
Description: Get more comfortable in your canoe. Want to learn about gear, proper paddling strokes, and safety. This clinic is for you. The instructors are Paddle Canada certified and able to answer all your canoeing questions. There will be no certificate offered at the end of the clinic. This course is offered in a pond to build your confidence before you tackle the river.
Cost: $50
Location: John Avant Park
Dates and Times Offered: 
  • June 3rd and 4th: 6:30-8:30pm

  • June 22nd: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm

  • June 23rd: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm

How to Lead a Trip Sessions
Description: This is a new session this year. We are strongly recommending that anyone wanting to lead a trip take this session. We will be covering all aspects of the trailer (how to get it, pack it and tie boats down), boat selection for your desired destination, trip planning, safety measures, and the process of getting your dream trip approved by the club. This session will be approximately 2.5 hrs in length and will be offered several times during the summer.
Cost: FREE
Location: Victoria Boathouse
Dates and Times Offered:
  • Wed May 22nd: 6:30-8pm

  • Thurs June 6th: 6:30-8pm