Canoe Certification

Paddle Canada courses are often chosen by school divisions as part of the requirements for leading school canoeing programs.

Some of Paddle Canada’s most popular courses include lake water and moving water canoe courses, camping, kayaking and SUP courses.

Course Length:
2-3 Days depending on course.
Intended For:

Appropriate for:

Educators wishing to lead school canoeing programs.

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Contact SaskOutdoors to set up a workshop or fo more information.


Workshop Details

We live in a province with thousands of lakes to enjoy and discover. But we must know how to be safe. Each year SaskOutdoors organizes a Paddle Canada Canoe Training course to teach educators how to safely take a class of students out onto a body of water for an outdoors educational experience.

All courses have set minimum time requirements and prerequisites. Evaluation may include on water testing, written testing as well as oral comprehension checks. On-water and on-shore sessions are often alternated to provide an opportunity for rest, drinks and snacks. Summaries of the courses can be found on

What you Learn

Participants have the opportunity to become certified in introductory, intermediate or advanced skill levels, and will provide instruction in both tandem and solo paddling.

Applied Benefits

 Intermediate Tandem & Solo levels are recommended by many school divisions for those who intend to lead students in waterfront programs. This course will emphasise boat control and the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be safe and have fun while on the water.

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