This three-day getaway at Harmony Outdoor Inn is hosted by Marissa Dolatallas. Marissa is known for her warm-hearted and fun-loving coaching style. You will fall in love with paddleboarding and kayaking after spending a few days on the water with Marissa.
You will begin on Monday afternoon at 1pm with a Paddle Canada Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Skills course.
Your paddleboard skills course gets you well on your way to enjoying the sport of stand up paddleboarding. As well as skills instruction, Marissa will provide lots of info on different types of boards and paddles. She’ll teach you how to safely carry and transport your board and discuss the proper safety gear you will need to enjoy your paddling to the fullest.
On Tuesday, you will change your watercraft from a board to a kayak and take our full-day Paddle Canada basic kayak skills course. This course will teach you everything you need to get in and out of the kayak, safely exit after a capsize, and rescue with a partner. It will also teach you how to paddle in all directions. Marissa will give you useful information about what type of kayak might be right for you as well as providing loads of gear knowledge.
Wednesday will be a relaxing day starting with a skills refresher on your board or in your kayak. The course on Monday afternoon and Tuesday all day are both Paddle Canada certification courses. Wednesday morning will be an opportunity for you to work on any skills you would like some more practice in. It also gives Marissa a chance for any further coaching you may need in order to achieve your Basic Kayak certification and your Basic Stand up paddleboard certification. After achieving these certs, you are ready to move on to your Level One Kayak Skills and your Advanced flatwater stand-up paddleboard skills.
Accommodation is available onsite in our prospector tents which are discreetly spaced out over our forested property. Each tent is perfectly set up for you, all you need to provide is your own sleeping bag or blankets. Each tent has it’s own private composting outhouse as well as hand washing station. All of our trails have overhead lighting or solar lighting all the way to your tent.
During your stay in our tents, use our pavilion to prepare your meals or perhaps you’d like to enjoy your dinner in town. We provide everything you need for food prep; pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and dishwashing supplies. We have worked hard to make sure everything is set up as individual food prep stations so we can accommodate social distancing.
We have cedar-lined hot, outdoor showers and a stunning west facing waterfront deck with hammocks for you to lay in while the sun goes down. Enjoy new friends around the group campfire down by our waterside.
** If you are coming with a friend and you’re sharing a tent with twin beds, only one of you should choose the accommodation option and you can share the cost between you. Tent accommodation has been reduced by $40/night for this course and is only $100/night, even better if you have a friend or sister or mom to share with.
Tents aren’t your thing? Check out our boutique B&B also onsite and book your stay in one of our 3 elegant B&B rooms or our B&B cabin. Harmony Outdoor Inn