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.

Where would you like to paddle?

Hear what folks are saying!

Just completed a fantastic Wilderness First Aid Course in Hope BC alongside the confluence of the Mighty Fraser and the Coquihalla Rivers. Class time was balanced well with outdoor settings and hands on experiential learning. The atmosphere was very supportive with good humour and smiles all around (even in the rain!). The mix of teaching styles ensured that all levels and types of learners absorbed and retained key information. Such a great way to learn skills and build confidence for personal hiking/backpacking/outings, as well as prep for taking groups into the outdoors. With Dave we were in good hands!

Stephanie, Outdoor Educator
Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning
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