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Annual Skills School - Cancelled


Online Registration Closed

Late May - early June is the one time of year that Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador offers a Paddle Canada sanctioned Skills School to the general public and to PNL club members. All courses are taught by Paddle Canada certified instructors and the school is insured. The age requirement is 12 years or older for the Basic Kayak Skills and Introduction to Lake Tandem. Intermediate Lake Tandem students to be 15 years or older and have some canoeing experience already. Applicants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Participants will receive a Paddle Canada Certification after a successful completion of the course, recognized anywhere in Canada.

All our course offerings are taught to a higher level by exceeding Paddle Canada requirements.










Basic Kayaking

Basic Kayak Skills

To introduce novices to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water such as ponds and small lakes. Rescue techniques at this level incorporate the use of a paddling partner. This is a great beginners course that will provide you with a solid foundation in kayaking safety and paddling techniques. Great for people who are kayaking now and have never taken a course and would like to improve their skills.

Inbtroduction Lake Tandem

The successful candidate is considered a beginner tandem lake canoeist, capable of performing basic land and water-based rescues. Rescue techniques at this level teach self, as well as assisted rescues. The skills and knowledge gained at this level form the foundation necessary for confident and safe travel.


Intermediate Lake Tandem

The successful candidate is considered an intermediate tandem lake canoeist, capable of performing a variety of land and water-based rescue. Course includes more advanced tandem strokes and manoeuvres. Manoeuvres within the Intermediate program require expanded levels of teamwork and greater precision.


If you are interested in a kayaking, canoeing or a standup paddle board course not listed above, contact us.
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