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  • National Paddling Week 2015

    Thousands of Canadians are celebrating paddling at local community events between June 5 - 14. Join An EventRegister An Event

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 Join The Fun for National Paddling Week June 5 - 14, 2015

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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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  • Our kayak instructor was amazing. I had a lot of fun playing in the water, and learning everything. Great location, great food, great scenery, and great people. I'd do it again in a heartbeat! Jean'a Willis, StudentSea Kayak Level-1 Skills
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