Lake Water

Learn the paddle strokes that will help you move your canoe effectively, and gain the knowledge needed to progress in the art of canoeing lakes. Our instructors are Guides as well as canoe enthusiasts so you are assured a fantastic lesson!

A video of our Lake Water canoeing: Canoe Steering

Private Canoe Clinics

We offer private canoe clinics in all our paddling levels, please contact us at info@ridgewilderness.com for information regarding these private clinics.

Scouts and Guides

We have special rates for Scouts and Guides. Please contact us at info@ridgewilderness.com for information about these special rates

Basic Tandem & Basic Solo

Prices per person:

Basic Tandem $129.95 - 1 day course

Basic Solo $139.95 - 1 day course
Group Minimum 6

Dates 2018

  • May 5

June 9

  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Langley( dependant on weather) 

Group bookings and Private lessons  available... contact us with your preferred dates! 

Overview

Learn to paddle your canoe effectively and safely with a partner or solo.

People that take this course

  1. Paddling for years with no training
  2. Never been in a canoe before
  3. Just bought a canoe and want to paddle it well.

Skills

  1. Paddling in a straight line, turns, docking, beaching, and most importantly - keep up right!
  2. Strokes: Forward, Reverse,"J" , Sweep, Draw, and Pry
  3. What to do if your canoe goes over: T rescue or called Canoe over Canoe.

Canoe Rescue Video

(Tipping is not required unless you require the certificate)

Topics

  1. Paddles, styles of paddles and sizing, PFD’s (Personal Flotation Devices (life jacket)) and sizing, dry equipment and what you need to bring for safety paddling
  2. We touch on packing for a trip, and how to work together
  3. Trim and balance of a canoe.

Certifications

Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem

Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Skills Introduction Solo

Lake Canoe Skills Maintenance Clinic 

This course is for you if you already have taken a Lake Canoe Skills course and simply wish to refresh your skills! A great way to get out and practice in a fun, low pressure environment! 

Talk to us about intermediate or solo levels of paddling!

info@ridgewilderness.com

604 477 4663

Dates: February 24 2018 

Pricing: $149.95 plus tax per participant

Times: 9 am -4pm 

Location: Langley

Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem 

Prerequisites:

Intermediate Lake Tandem Skills or equivalent skills as evaluated by the instructor trainer.

Lake Tandem Instructor Program Solo Requirement: Tandem Instructors must have the ability to safely manoeuvre a tandem canoe solo in a controlled manner demonstrating basic solo manoeuvers (such as forward straight lines, sideslips, pivots and turns) toward and away from their paddling side in a tandem canoe. 

Typical Course Length: 4 days

Lake Canoe Instructor intermediate tandem 

Aim:

Instructor is able to teach Lake Canoe Intermediate and Introduction Tandem courses and assist on Lake Canoe Skills & Instructor Advanced Tandem.

Prerequisites:

Lake Intro Instructor or Advanced Lake Tandem Skills or Equivalent Skills as evaluated by the Instructor Trainer

Typical Course Length: 4 days

Course Dates 2018 

February 20-23 2018 

Private Lessons available... Contact us for more details!

info@ridgewilderness.com

604 477 4663

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Hear what folks are saying!

Good morning Dave,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the lesson on Friday. Your knowledge, patience and clear instruction made for an enjoyable and educational day on the water. Annette and I are looking forward to the Bowron’s.

Kevin T. Paul, President
Bricar Industries Ltd.
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