Ontario Sea Kayak Centre is one of Canada’s leading Sea Kayak training schools. We have a team of some of the highest trained and most experienced instructors in Canada. This means that on your OSKC course you are trained by experienced experts. We teach in an inclusive, fun, and ego-free environment and advocate for a safe, prejudice-free experience.
OSKC was voted by readers of “Sea Kayaker” Magazine as the best Sea Kayak school in Eastern Canada.
In 2019 and 2020 we were awarded “Best watersport company” in Ontario by Travel and Hospitality awards.
We are passionate about teaching kayak rolling. We teach hundreds of people to roll each year. Come and find out why they choose us to work with.
Level-1 is a two-day course that moves participants beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking. The course is aimed at developing paddler's comfort in class-1 waters. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends (for example, navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.)
One of our most popular courses! This transforms day paddlers into kayak trippers by increasing personal paddling skills and knowledge of navigation on the water.
Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Skills and Wilderness Camping Course.
Learn advanced rough water paddling skills, leadership and group-management for multi-day trips in class-3 water.
This course covers advanced paddling skills, problem-solving, group dynamics, and leadership during a multi-day trip in a rough-water environment.
So you have your level 2 and want to keep progressing in your skills? On this adventure course you will experience the rugged beauty of Lake Superior in this self-reliant expedition training trip including empty, sandy and cobblestone beaches, rugged Canadian shield, endless Boreal forest, waterfalls and wildlife.
If you prefer to learn in a small group or have a certain goal you would like to accomplish in your kayak, perhaps private coaching would work better for you.
Becoming a Paddle Canada instructor allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada.
Level 2 instructor is the last instructor certification you can take in a course format. From here upwards the instructor stream works on a mentorship structure. This is an involved course that should be considered by level 1 instructors will the recommended amount of experience.
Becoming a Paddle Canada rolling instructor allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada.
Our private group kayaking courses and tours are ideal for families, groups of friends, organizations, and clubs.