Kayak lessons are offered for all age groups by our Paddle Canada certified instructors. First time paddlers of all ages start by learning the basics in a safety and controlled environment. Class sizes are limited to allow for personal attention from instructors. 

Private lessons can be scheduled for people with special needs or request.

What will I learn?

Instructors will explain and demonstrate the following:

  • Kayak equipment selection
  • Safety equipment requirements 
  • Getting in and out of a kayak from a dock 
  • Launching from a beach 

Paddling techniques:

  • Forward stroke
  • Reverse stroke
  • Stopping 
  • Sweep Stroke
  • Draw Stroke
  • Kayak control 

Basic Rescue Technics:

  • Exiting a kayak into the water (wet exit)
  • Assisted rescue (helping a friend into a kayak from the water)


As a club member you will have free access to all kayaking equipment during the lesson.  A few things for participants to bring are swimwear, towel, water shoes, a lock to secure your valuables in our lockers.     

Activity Co-Chairs


Lee Weitzel
Joined SCC in 2007 and has been kayaking since 2005. Paddle Canada Level 2 certified, Lee spends most weekends on one of the many lakes within a 2 hour driving distance from Sudbury. Lee loves to share his passion for adventure kayaking through teaching at the Club.

Debra Hubert
Coming soon!


Register for a kayak lesson in order to get certified to use the sea kayaks and related equipment at the club. 

  • Kayak lessons are offered twice weekly
  • Duration is approximately 3hrs in length
  • Cost of the lesson is $50
  • Pre-registration is required

Email sudburycanoeclubon@gmail.com (Subject: Sea Kayaking Inquiry) to schedule a date! 

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