Instructional

Grand Experiences offers Instructional courses taught by certified Paddle Canada instructors.   Courses for novices to seasoned paddlers. Canoeing on the Grand, Sea Kayaking at Long Point. Whitewater on the Nith River.   Plus Paddle Canada Canoe Certifications from Basic Skills to Instructor Certifications.  See details for our instructional courses listed below.

For Kids, Grand Experience has operated Kids Summer Camps since 1999.   Beginner & Advanced Camps for kids from 9 to 15 years old.  Scroll down for our Summer Camp listings.   

Instructional Sea kayaking at Long Point - 1 Day

Availability: June 17th, 2022 - September 11th, 2022
Days Offered: Sat Sun

1 day Instructional Sea kaayaking at 1 of our favourite destinations, Long Point Bay on Lake Erie. An internationally recognized World Biosphere with world's 2nd largest sand peninsula. It's a paddler's paradise & perfect place to learn sea kayaking with a large protected bay with warm calm waters. . - Save 10% on Christmas Gift Certificates

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Learning to Paddle Experience

Availability: November 17th, 2021 - October 26th, 2022
Days Offered: Sun

Experiential learning combining lessons from a Paddle Canada Instructor followed by a paddling trip along a diverse stretch of river. Put your new skills into practice in the real world while being coaching by your Instructor . -

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Nith Whitewater Experiential Learning Adventure

Availability: November 11th, 2022 - May 22nd, 2023
Days Offered: Sat Sun Fri Thu Wed Tue Mon

Learn to explore a wilder rivers. Hidden 'Off the Grid' in Southwest Ontario. the Nith is 1 of few southern rivers with significant forest & whitewater. Learn & experience advanced paddling safely in the hands of our experienced instructors. Exhilarating experience available in early Spring mid March to Mid May. An Ontario Southwest Signature Experience. . - Save 15% on Christmas Gift Certificates

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Long Point 2 Day Sea Kayaking Clinic

Availability: November 15th, 2021 - September 11th, 2022
Days Offered: Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

2 day overnight instructional sea kayaking clinic with guided tour of Long Point Bay. Learn paddling & safety skills along with cutting-edge navigation & environment analysis on an Apple iPad then undertake an unique sea kayak tour of the Long Point's UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Afterwards celebrate your experience with a visit to New Limburg authentic Belgian microbrewery . -

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Waterfront Canoe Skills Certification

Availability: April 2nd, 2019 - October 28th, 2019
Days Offered: Sun Sat

This waterfront program introduces the beginner to paddling with a partner in calm waters in a designated area. The skills and knowledge gained at this level form the foundation necessary for confident and safe travel within small and calm environments.

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Canoeing Basic Skills Certification

Availability: May 5th, 2021 - October 15th, 2022
Days Offered: Sun

The aim of this course is to introduce novice participants to paddling with a partner, in calm waters. Skills & knowledge gained at this level form foundation for basic paddling close to shore on sheltered bodies of water. Rescue options are discussed at this level & can be demonstrated by the instructor.

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Lake Canoe Skills Tandem Introduction

Availability: April 9th, 2018 - October 22nd, 2018
Days Offered: Sun Sat

The aim is to introduce the novice paddler to paddling with a partner in shelter calm waters, and to introduce basic land and water rescue techniques.

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Lake Canoe Skills Tandem Intermediate

Availability: April 28th, 2019 - October 31st, 2019
Days Offered: Sat Sun

The aim is to expand upon the skills and principles necessary to paddle with a partner in open lake waters, to perform skills and maneuvers with greater refinement and demonstrate confidence in an open water environment, and to develop a greater awareness of environmental hazards and how to avoid/react to those hazards.

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Lake Canoe Skills Solo Introduction

Availability: April 9th, 2018 - October 22nd, 2018
Days Offered: Sat Sun

The aim is to introduce the novice paddler to paddling on shelter calm waters and to introduce basic land and water rescue techniques.

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Lake Canoe Skills Solo Intermediate

Availability: April 9th, 2018 - October 29th, 2018
Days Offered: Sun Sat

The aim is to expand upon the skills and principles necessary to paddle solo on open lake waters, to perform skills and maneuvers with greater refinement and demonstrate confidence in an open water environment, and to develop a greater awareness of environmental hazards and how to avoid/react to those hazards.

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Waterfront Skills Instructor Course

Availability: April 2nd, 2019 - October 29th, 2019
Days Offered: Sat Sun Tue Mon Wed Thu Fri

The successful waterfront instructor candidates are considered a canoeist who has the knowledge, experience and skill to teach and demonstrate all the necessary skills for the waterfront program. The Waterfront instructor will be able to safely implement a Waterfront Program for novice level canoeists in a designed calm flat water environment.

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Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem (Intro)

Availability: April 2nd, 2020 - October 15th, 2020
Days Offered: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The aim is to provide a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced Lake skills courses. There are three levels of instructor and instructor trainers. Instructors and Instructor Trainers are considered leaders in the flat water paddling community and have significant influence over the success and safety of Lake Canoeing in Canada.

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Lake Canoe Instructor Tandem Intermediate

Availability: April 9th, 2018 - October 15th, 2018
Days Offered: Sun Sat Fri Thu Wed Tue Mon

The aim is to provide a National certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Lake Instructor courses.

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