Kayak Lessons Toronto

Kayaking lessons in Toronto

Looking for  kayaking lessons in the Toronto 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 Toronto

We can provide private coaching or a custom course for you in Toronto, 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  Toronto. The closest location would be our Guelph Lake Conservation area course. We also have Level 1 skills courses in Parry Sound, ON just 2 hours north of Toronto, 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 Toronto

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 Toronto

Another option is to plan a custom course or tour in Toronto 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 Toronto – 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