Instructional Courses

In addition to representing paddle sport and adventure equipment companies, we are certified Paddle Canada instructors and instructor trainers.  Paddle Canada is a national association dedicated to providing safe standards of practice for canoe, kayak, and SUP instruction.

We regularly put together private and open registration courses for interested groups. Prospective students are invited to travel to our home city of Ottawa since there are a range of great paddling locations nearby: sheltered lakes, open water, river surf, high volume whitewater, and slow meandering rivers. Alternatively, since we regularly travel through Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada we may be able to run a course at a location of your request. If you are interested, please send us an email ( so we can discuss your needs and provide a quote.



Stand Up Paddle Boarding Certification Courses

We offer Paddle Canada certifications for the follow streams (click the links for Paddle Canada’s description):

Flatwater SUP
Introduction to SUP
Advanced SUP
Flatwater SUP instructor

River (Whitewater) SUP
River level 1
River level 2
River SUP instructor