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Canoe Lakewater - Basic Tandem for Women, Non-Binary or Gender Diverse Individuals

  • 25 Jul 2024
  • 27 Jul 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 25 Jul 2024, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • 27 Jul 2024, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • VCKC Clubhouse


  • Club members who are paying $30 to take this course 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 Lakewater 1 - Basic Tandem for People who Identify as Women, Non-Binary, or Gender Diverse.

This course is $30. 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 followed by a water session on the Gorge Sunday beside the clubhouse  

Start all your paddling adventures with this introductory course. Whether you are a first-time paddler or with some prior experience, discover the essential skills, manoeuvres and knowledge to safely paddle a tandem (two-person) canoe, either from the bow (front) or stern (back).

Topics include:

    Canoes, paddles, PFDs and other gear

    Paddling positions and boat trim

    Launching and landing

    Forward, stopping and reverse paddling

    Basic turns while paddling forward

    Spins and sideslip manoeuvres

    Storing and waterproofing gear

    Canoeing safety guidelines and equipment

    Handling waves and wind

    Capsizes and rescues (Wet/Dry suit recommended)

Our certified instructors deliver the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia’s (RCABC) Basic Tandem course in a full-day session 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.

You must be a club member to take a course, you will not be able to register until you have logged into the website.

The instructor will be Hélène Poulin. Course-specific details will be sent by the instructor 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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