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 regardless 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.

Where would you like to paddle?

Hear what folks are saying!


We had a fantastic lesson with Courtland. It was great to see the girls' skills improve over the lesson - they had a great time (and so did Reggie the dog!) Courtland was super supportive, positive and flexible. 
We would definitely love to work with Ridge Wilderness again and we will definitely keep you in mind for future trips next year. 
Thanks again and looking forward to working with you again! :)
Brittany Martin
Outdoor Education Teacher 
Crofton House School
Brittany Martin
Crofton House School
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