Kayak Lessons

Our Kayak lessons are aligned with the standards of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak program.  All members must have the skills outlined in Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking Skills, PLUS the ability to self-rescue, in order to use the fleet.  Look at our Kayaking Calendar for the schedule of lessons and clinics and to register.

Introductory Lessons

This course is intended for someone who has little or no previous kayaking experience.  It consists of two parts; a Get-Wet clinic delivered by Locarno volunteers to orient you to the Locarno fleet and to kayaking basics, and the Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking skills course delivered by certified instructors.  The get-wet clinic is about 3 hours long and the certification lesson is a full day.  The cost you will fine here.

Prerequisite: Free Get-Wet Clinic (see below)

Requirements: Must wear PFD and wetsuit. We provide PFD's, you must bring a wetsuit (either your own or you can rent).

See the schedule below and click on the links to register.  A lesson or clinic may be cancelled by the club if there are fewer than 4 people registered.

Level 1 Lessons

Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge.  This a a 12 hour class delivered over a weekend, and the cost you will find here.
Successful candidates earn a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certification.  The full course outline is here

Prerequisite: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

Requirements: Must wear PFD and wetsuit. We provide PFD's, you must bring a wetsuit (either your own or you can rent).

See the schedule below and click on the links to register.  A lesson or clinic may be cancelled by the club if there are fewer than 4 people registered.

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