Canoe and paddling Lessons

David Wooldridge and his son Jack. Jack is showing his dad how to "really" paddle!

Here you will find all the different styles of paddling and the lessons that go with them! Below are all the canoeing disciplines we can help you master!

We offer in-house Ridge Canadian Canoe Certificates for all our Canoe courses, these are included in your course package. These are specifically for participation and completion of the course, where participants are looking to focus more on the skills gained, and do not need a particular certification for work purposes.

If participants would prefer a Paddle Canada Certificate, we do offer those certificates also for an additional $15 plus tax  per person fee. This certificate is geared more towards those needing a specific certification for work purposes. 

Each course is the same regardles of certification given, however our normal Ridge programs include a few extra skills the Paddle Canada level does not. 

Please notify our office if you would prefer a Paddle Canada certificate.

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Hear what folks are saying!

 I would just like to compliment Dave on a well-organized and informative session, which made for a great learning experience.  Dave's mix of hand’s on activities (letting us try and fail first) and his resulting humour were much appreciated.  He also gave us insight into some aspects of first aid not in field guide – the reasons of how and why various procedures are carried out.   Overall, I now feel a lot more comfortable in how I might deal will an incident in the field.  I am sure my geology students at VIU will appreciate it one day!  

Tim Stokes
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