Pre-Course for Tandem River Canoeing
NEW in 2021!
Tuition $130 per person + GST
The Pre-Course for tandem river canoeing is designed for experienced lake paddlers wanting to attend a Level 1 Tandem River Canoeing Skills Course. Those completely new to canoeing are recommended to take a Lake Water Canoeing course. $30 of your course tuition may be put towards the Level 1 Tandem River Canoeing Skills Course. Rentals are not included.
This Pre-Course is held on a lake near Vernon, BC, and is intended to build a foundation of skills for river-paddling strokes, boat-control, turning manoeuvres, and rescue practice. On this course you will develop basic knowledge of canoes, gear, and outfitting required for the river environment. This course is mandatory before taking a Level I Tandem River Canoeing Skills Course (or equivalent experience).
At the end of this canoeing course you will also be able to:
- be ready to translate the skills and manoeuvres to moving water
- have good boat control paddling both bow and stern
- feel confident getting in and out of the canoe in deep water
- rescuing other canoes on flat water
Lake Canoeing experience, ability to swim with a PFD (life jacket) as well as comfort in and around water. Minimum age is 16, or with instructor consent.
Rental Equipment Fees
- Tandem Canoe ($25)
- PFD ($10)
- Paddle ($5)
- Wetsuit (Farmer john/jane style) ($10)
2021 Moving Water Pre-Course Dates
- April 11
- May 23
- upon request