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Canoe Moving Water Basic Tandem

  • 28 Mar 2024
  • 31 Mar 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 28 Mar 2024, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • 30 Mar 2024, 8:30 AM (PDT) 31 Mar 2024, 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • VCKC Clubhouse


  • Club members who are paying course at VCKC for the first time. You will be invoiced and payment requested 14 days prior to the course.
  • For members who have previously taken this course at VCKC. Members paying for the course will have priority.


Canoe Moving Water Basic Tandem

This course is $120. Please register online now to secure your spot. You will not pay until two weeks before the course date when you receive an email reminder and invoice.

There will be a theory session on the Thursday night in the clubhouse. The water session will be on a river away from the clubhouse.

Become a river canoeist! Learn about the nature of rivers, how to prepare & manage for the challenges of moving water, and what to do when things don't go as planned.

Topics include:

    Safety equipment, flotation and outfitting a canoe

    Managing river hazards

    Advanced strokes & braces

    Entering and exiting eddies

    Ferrying to cross the river

    River reading and group travel

    Rescues and swimming in rapids 

    Environmental and access concerns

Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Tandem Moving Water course on a local island river over a weekend.

All canoeing gear can be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.  All paddlers require a dry- or wet suit and a helmet, these can be rented in town.

PREREQUISITE – RCABC Lakewater Basic Tandem (or proof of 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. 

Note that dates may change to ensure safe water levels.

Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor one week before the course.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Canoe Program Director.


Canoe Program Director


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