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Kayak Lessons

Develop confidence in your paddling skills with a lesson by a Green Adventures expert. Paddle Canada has developed recreational kayaking standards on a national basis and implements an instructor base to deliver certification programs nation wide. Kayaking is very easy to learn; with the assistance of our guides, you’ll quickly feel right at home at a skill level adequate to fully enjoy your adventure.

About Our Program

As part of the Paddle Canada teaching format, paddlers are taught the technical skills to help them experience safer and more enjoyable recreational paddling experiences. Scott Green is CRCA Level 1 and Flatwater Instructor certified.

  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced
  • Included: Instruction by knowledgeable CRCA level 1 and flatwater instructor, kayak rental, safety gear.
  • Book Lesson: Contact Green Adventures

We offer Skill + Instructor Courses for the following: 

Activities focus on individual safety and comfortable paddling along a calm shoreline. While
there is a great deal to learn at this level, the activities should concentrate on personal progress
and an awareness of the need for future learning. Paddlers should leave the course encouraged
to continue their learning and aware of their individual limitations.

Rescue skills

  • Wet Exit
  • Retrieving a swamped kayak
  • Assisted Rescue
  • Rafting

Paddling skills

  • Lifting and carrying a kayak
  • Forward and reverse paddling
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
  • Draw stroke
  • Low brace


  • Boat design
  • Boat outfitting
  • Clothing
  • Safety Equipment
  • Paddles
  • Injury prevention
  • Equipment care
  • Kayaking resources

Paddlers are also taught the Leave No Trace principles for active environmental awareness and protection in order to help ensure that we can all continue to enjoy Canada’s many waterways and wilderness for years to come.

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Contact Green Adventures to enroll in a kayak lesson or CRCA Instruction and develop confidence in your paddling skills. Or rent a kayak for a long trip or simply few hours to explore the Kenora region.