What better way to enjoy these long days of summer than by getting out on the Gorge for an early evening paddle? Canoes and kayaks welcome. If there is an instructor onsite they will lead a paddle starting at 6:30 PM at the VCKC Clubhouse. If not then it's a good time for an individual practice paddle on the Gorge.
Since its a club paddle all federal and club policies must be followed. Wear a PFD at all times on the water. All participants must have basic canoe or kayak certification.
If you require a club kayak please send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org (note there is no ‘s’ after booking). Or if you need a canoe please send the request to: email@example.com. For kayak or canoe bookings, please email anytime after 6:00 pm on the Monday before the Tuesday paddle and remember to let us know if you have reserved but can't make it. See you there!
GWI meetings at VCKV for 2019 are January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17 and September. 18
Learn to paddle a canoe by yourself, even in windy and rough conditions. You’ll adapt the paddling stokes learned in the Level 1 Tandem course to solo paddling while sitting in the centre of a canoe. You’ll gain independence as you enhance your understanding of how a canoe responds to each paddle stroke. By completing this course you’ll be able to branch out to the other courses the club offers, such as ocean tripping and the advanced tandem and solo courses.
• Solo paddling positions and trim
• Pivot point
• Extending your strokes for better control
• Solo spins and sideslips
• Self-rescues (Wet/dry suit recommended)
• Effective reverse paddling
• Introduction to environmental ethics
• Access concerns
Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo in a full-day session normally held on the Gorge waterway near the VCKC clubhouse.
All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it.
PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Level 1 or equivalent. You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.
Please register online now to secure your spot. You can delay paying until one week before the course date; a payment reminder email will be sent at that time.
Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor one week before the course.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the VCKC Canoe Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
355 Gorge Road West
Victoria, BC, V9A 1M9
Tide / Current
Inner Harbour / Local Marine