Paddle Canada is the home for recreational canoeing, river kayaking, sea kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.  You will find information on this site about our national paddling courses for all ages whether you are new to paddling, a keen beginner, advanced paddler or wanting to become an instructor.  Please Search for a course near you! 

Paddle Canada currently represents over 1,700 members and growing annually. We have both instructor and Friends of Paddle Canada (individual) member categories and linked to 8 Regional Member Paddling Associations and 2 Affiliate Member Associations.

We also run several regional paddling events/symposiums in different parts of the country such as the Pacific Paddling Symposium and National Paddling Week. We host and deliver a paddling film festival called the Waterwalker Film Festival and manage the Bill Mason Scholarship Fund to award education bursaries to the young paddling/environment stewards of tomorrow. Our media partner is Rapid Media who provides a magazine  as a membership benefit.

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  • I enjoyed the course and the opportunity to refresh some skills that I learned maybe 40 years ago. Our instructor is a very competent instructor and she made the session fun. She was very safety conscious and is careful to explain safety measures and why they are important. An all around great instructor. Margaret Sampson, StudentLake Canoe Intro Tandem
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