Kayak lessons are offered to our members 16 and up by our Paddle Canada certified instructors. First time paddlers 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)

To get a sense of what our lessons entail, we encourage members to view this video.


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


Aaron Hutchings
Aaron began paddling in the 90's and participates in the sport through several paddling disciplines. He enjoys the thrill of whitewater kayaking but also leads SCC members on overnight sea kayaking trips throughout the season, introducing new skills to club members.

Norman Lafleur


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

  • Duration is approximately 3hrs in length

  • Cost of the lesson is $20

  • Pre-registration is required

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

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