Lake Canoeing Lessons

Lake paddling.

Lake Canoeing on the Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit.

Our Lake Canoeing Lessons are designed to help you build a foundation of skills and knowledge before venturing out on your own expedition.  Master the “J-stroke”, find out how to pack a canoe for longer expeditions, learn rescue skills, or tune up that roll in a solo canoe – really!

Building competence in canoeing skills will help you to relax and enjoy the incredible freedom that wilderness canoeing has to offer.

On select weekend mornings throughout summer, we offer these Lake Canoeing Courses and welcome paddlers of all ages. Check for exact dates below.

Location

Elements Adventure Company clinics are based out of Vernon, BC, located at the north end of the Okanagan Valley. We are easily accessible along HWY 97 from anywhere else you may be staying in the Okanagan. Driving distances from a few other popular places are:

  • From Kelowna: 50 km
  • From Penticton: 113 km
  • From Kamloops: 116 km
  • From Revelstoke: 147 km

The exact lesson location is where Meadowlark road dead-ends into the lake, just off Hwy 97, at Swan Lake, Vernon, BC.

Tuition

One lake canoeing lesson is $79 + 5% gst per person for a 3-hr course and includes all paddling equipment. If you bring your own equipment, the fee is only $65 + gst per person. Sign up for yourself or your family today.  As us about group rates.

Equipment

All paddling equipment that you need for your canoeing lesson is included. Please come prepared with sun protection such as a sun hat, sun screen, sun glasses, water, snacks, and a change of clothes for after that unexpected swim!

Your instructor

Read more about your lead instructor Charles Ruechel here.

Dates for 2017

Most clinics run on Saturdays from 9 am to noon, so you have the rest of the day to go paddling on your own and practice what you’ve learned.

  • April 1, 2017
  • April 15, 2017
  • June 18, 2017 Fathers Day

We would be pleased to schedule a private lesson for you as well.

Please contact us:
info@elementsadventures.com