Kayaking lessons in Ottawa

Looking for  kayaking lessons in the Ottawa area? Ontario Sea Kayak Centre has a number of options to help you learn what you need to about kayaking in your area.

Join scheduled kayak courses near Ottawa

We can provide private coaching or a custom course for you in Ottawa, see more info below. The easiest way to join a beginner course is to sign up for one of our scheduled Paddle Canada Level 1 skills courses near Ottawa.

The closest location would be our Parry Sound, ON Level 1 skills courses based close to our sister company Harmony Outdoor Inn which can provides luxury B&B rooms and Glamping accommodation so you can have a weekend away learning to kayak.

Private Kayaking lessons in Ottawa

Our Paddle Canada certified and insured Instructors can bring equipment to you and train you in anything from your first wet-exit and rescue to advanced skills and rolling. Private instruction can be offered on a 1:1 basis, or you can get a small group together to share the costs. Find out more about our Private kayak coaching here.

Custom Kayaking Courses and tours in Ottawa

Another option is to plan a custom course or tour in Ottawa if you have a group of four or more. Our instructors will bring the equipment and certified instructors/guides to you and can offer the course or tour based around your schedule. Find out more about our Custom Courses and Tours here.

Kayaking lessons in Ottawa – what to bring

  • drinking water and a snack, if desired
  • comfortable clothing that might get wet
  • footwear that will get wet (during the launch)
  • towel and change of clothes, for your own comfort
  • If you’re bringing your own kayak, you will need a paddle, pump, PFD with whistle and 15m floating rope.

Skills we regularly get asked to teach

  • Wet-exit, assisted reentry/rescue skills
  • Self-Rescues
  • Kayak Rolling
  • Strokes Coaching