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Canoe Lakewater 2 - Basic Solo (Covid edition)

  • 16 May 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Clubhouse, 355 Gorge Road West
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NOTE: If you are interested in this course, please register for the waitlist. Courses can not occur until we know that sports restrictions due to Covid-19 have been lifted.  At that time, registration will be finalized and invoices sent out for payment. Thank you for your patience.


Learn to paddle a canoe by yourself, even in windy and rough conditions. This course is offered while Covid-19 restrictions are in place, where new paddlers do not have partners from the same household for tandem canoeing. You’ll gain independence as you enhance your understanding of how a canoe responds to each paddle stroke. The expectation is that those new paddlers who complete this course will take Lakewater 1 Basic Solo at a later time. 

Topics include:

    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 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 - canoe@vckc.ca

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