Moving Water Canoeing

If you have ever wanted to paddle on a river, our Moving Water courses will give you the skills and confidence needed! A natural progression from Lake canoeing, this course opens up an entirely new set of locations to paddle. Whether you would like to come out to one of our Rivers Weeks or to just go paddling with some friends or with a local club, we would love to help you get there!

Rates & Information

Courses are two days long, 9:00am to 4:00pm (approximately). Location is dependent on water levels. Group rates are available.

Intro Moving Water Tandem and solo 

Price per person:

Tandem: $349.95

 Solo: $375.95

Location:

Dependant on weather and water levels

Dates 2018: 

April 21-22

June 23-24

Prerequisite

Basic/ Intro Tandem or Solo Lake skills (certificate or personal confidence in your skills)

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

People that take this course

  1. Want to learn to paddle on a river.
  2. Are going to paddle Bowron lakes and want to do the "Chute".
  3. Are looking for the natural progression from lake paddling.
  4. Want a little excitement!

Overview

Learn to paddle your canoe effectively and safely on a mild river (grade 1 to 1+)

Skills

  1. Eddy turns (safe section of the river, and how to get in and out of them)
  2. Ferrying (moving from one side of the river to the there)
  3. Running or paddling a river
  4. Utilize the river currents to move your canoe.
  5. Strokes: Review of lake strokes, river "J", stationary draws and pries.
  6. Rescues and throw bag usage.

Topic

  1. River paddles, river canoes, flotation equipment, river canoeing gear.
  2. Packing for a river trip.
  3. Trim and balance of a canoe.
  4. Map reading (how to anticipate what a river will be like from a map)

Certifications

Paddle Canada Moving Water Canoe Skills Introduction Tandem

Paddle Canada Moving Water Canoe Skills Introduction Solo

Moving Water Maintenance Clinic 

Pre-Requisite Skills:

Moving Water Intro Tandem/ Solo Canoe Skills

Dates: March  10 2018

Pricing: $149. 95 plus tax per participant

This course is for you if you already have taken a Moving Water 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!

Contact: 

info@ridgewilderness.com

604 477 4663

Moving Water Canoe Instructor Tandem/Solo

Prerequisites:

Moving Water Intermediate Tandem and Solo Canoe skills 

or

With permission of instructor-trainer, based on proof of prior learning of equivalent skill and knowledge. It is up to the paddler to prove to the instructor by means of evidence, demonstration or assessment hat experience has led to learning. It cannot be assumed that experience has led to learning.

Minimum Age: 18

First Aid and CPR: 16 hours

Typical Course Length: 4 days minimum (instructor foundation work on "How to be an Instructor" is done at this level)

Course Dates:

March 6-9 2018

Location:  dependant on water level and weather.

Contact us for more information! 

Email: info@ridgewilderness.com

Office: 604 477 4663

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