Learn to Paddle Experience

6 hr Instructional Trip
Available as:

20% Off Gift Certificate

An exceptional learning experience combining lessons from a Paddle Canada Instructor with a canoe or kayak trip along a diverse stretch of river. The trip allows you to put your new skills into practice in the real world with your Instructor coaching you along the way.

Your full day experience begins with a morning session learning skills with your Instructor on a calm Pinehurst Lake. The perfect spot to get acquainted with paddling on a small lake setting with little current. Your instructor begins with safety and advances to all the important paddling techniques. From draw and pry strokes for maneuvering, to sweeps and the "J" strokes for steering.
As you become comfortable, we head out on the Grand River paddling the Mohawk Run which is a diverse section of river with your instructor. Our instructors have years of experience they will share to put your new skill into practice. They will show how to read the river and know what strokes to use in different conditions. By the end of the day you will be paddling the river like a pro and earn a Paddle Canada Canoeing Basic Skills Certification.

With this experience you will be able to paddle with confidence on lakes and calm rivers. It may also get you interested in our more advanced Paddle Canada Courses. Grand Experiences has been running canoeing courses since 1999. From Intermediate Lake Tandem Skills, to Solo Canoeing, to our Whitewater Courses and Canoe Instructor Certifications.

- All equipment (Canadian made canoe, paddle, PFD)
- Morning canoe lessons with certified Paddle Canada Instructor
- Guided half day trip on Grand River with your instructor in the PM
- Shuttle service from trip's landing point back to beginning
- Paddle Canada Canoeing Basic Skills Certification

20% Off Gift Certificate

Order by phone, at our shop or on-line with the form below.
While date needed for on-line orders, dates are flexible & e z to change by the gift recipient

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This trip is offered on: Sun
Between: Nov 6, 2019 and Oct 26, 2020

Calculate Your Trip Total:


Canoe - Regular $/person
Kayak - regular $/person
Camping - Optional $/campsite
Canoe - Christmas Sale $/person
Kayak - Christmas Sale $/person

Tax (13%) $0.00

Total $0.00

This is only a guideline. Your account will be charged in CAD$ and your credict card will convert to USD$ at roughly the above rate.