This inspiring course will improve your basic paddling skills and introduce you to edging (intentionally leaning your kayak). As well, you'll have the opportunity to experience what it feels like to capsize in a kayak, how to be rescued by another kayaker, and how to rescue a paddling partner who has capsized. Finally, we'll discuss useful information to round out your understanding of kayaking, including aspects of boat design, safety equipment, and proper clothing.
Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to paddle your kayak, to rescue yourself and rescue others in protected waters.
Instructor Student Ratio:
1:6 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!
Kayak and related gear is provided.
Complete this course after our Kayak: Fundamentals course and you will receive the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certificate!
This clinic is designed for adults - all participants must be at least 16 year old. Children 12-15 are welcome to participate if a parent is also registered in the clinic.
Dates, Times & Locations:
Kayak Next Step runs: Mondays at Harmony Lake (Google map) from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. (Google's data is old - there really is a beautiful lake there!)
Check the Book Now calendar below for detailed dates.
Registration & Refunds
Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.
On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice.
If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.
There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) of the course.
Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds - sometimes on the same day. Don't believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!
See our policies page for more details.