Learn to paddle or improve your skills!  We offer Basic and Advanced Paddle Canada SUP Clinics, and Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Clinics from Liverpool, Nova Scotia.  All of our clinics include the use of our equipment (kayak/SUP, PFD, paddle, safety equipment, etc.).

Discover Kayaking

This 2 hour clinic is a great option for those who have never kayaked or have kayaked very little before, or those who just want to learn a bit more and improve their skills!  We have many customers who just want to feel comfortable padding, so we’ve added this clinic to fulfill that need.

Cost: $49+HST
Location: Liverpool, NS
Time: 2-4pm
2020 Dates: July 16th, and August 11th
Includes: Kayak, gear, and instructor.

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Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Courses:

Basic Kayak Skills

This one day course will get you comfortable with paddling a kayak!  You’ll learn how to paddle in sheltered, calm conditions; basic strokes; getting in and out of your kayak safely; and we’ll introduce you to assisted and self-rescues.

Cost: $150+HST
Location: Liverpool, NS
Dates: July 19, 2020, August 17, 2020
Time: 9:00-5:00
Includes: Kayak, gear, instructor, and certification fee
Not included: Personal gear, accommodations, lunch, and snacks

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Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills

This enjoyable, comprehensive two day course goes beyond the basics in sea kayaking!  You’ll learn everything you need to know to comfortably and confidently embark on day-long kayaking trips in relatively calm, sheltered waters.

Learn how to safely and properly enter and exit a kayak.
Wet exits – learn how to safely and confidently exit your kayak in case of capsize. This is probably the most important skill you will ever learn.
Basic strokes – forward and reverse paddling, forward and reverse sweeps, pivoting, stopping, draw strokes, stern rudders and bracing.
Self-rescue and assisted rescue – learn how to rescue yourself and a friend – essential safety skills for solo and group paddles.
Theory – weather conditions, tides, an introduction to navigation, packing, gear and problem solving.

Pre-requisites: Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Basic Skills or equivalent

Cost: $300+HST
Location: Liverpool, NS
Date: August 15th-16th, 2020, September 19th-20th, 2020
Time: 9:00-5:00 both days
Includes: Kayak, gear, instructor, and certification fee
Not included: Personal gear, accommodations, lunch, and snacks

*Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills certification available

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*Clinics require a minimum of 4 participants to operate.  Advanced registration is required.

All  prices subject to HST

Booking & Cancellation for the 2020 Summer Season
Cancellations received up to 48 hours before your tour/clinic will receive a refund of the full amount paid, less a $10 administrative fee.

Cancellations received within 48 hours of your tour/clinic will receive a credit of the value of the tour (less a $10 administrative fee).

If you are not part of the Atlantic Bubble, have not quarantined for two weeks after arriving in Nova Scotia, or are feeling ill, we ask that you not tour with us in order to ensure the safety of our tour participants and staff.  We will also be doing COVID-19 screening pre-trip, and require that waivers/forms are filled out online prior to your tour/clinic.