Ontario Sea Kayak Centre is one of Canada’s leading Sea Kayak training schools. We have a stable 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 we were awarded “Best watersport company” in Ontario by Travel and Hospitality awards.

Course Type

Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak Skills

Looking to get started? Is kayaking for you? In a single day, you will learn the foundational rescue and paddling skills needed to get you started in kayaking.

1
Day
Beginner
Experience Level
Various

Locations


Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills Course

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.)

2
Days
Beginner
Experience Level
Various

Locations


Women’s Stand-up Paddleboard Escape!

This three-day getaway at Harmony Outdoor Inn is a self directed mini-escape with two stand up paddle board lessons and two waterfront yoga classes.

3
Days
Beginner
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Skills Course

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.

4
Days
Intermediate
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills Course

Learn advanced rough water paddling skills, leadership and group-management for multi-day trips in class-3 water.

5
Days
Advanced
Experience Level
Various

Locations


Paddle Canada Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills Course

This course covers advanced paddling skills, problem-solving, group dynamics, and leadership during a multi-day trip in a rough-water environment.

5
Days
Advanced
Experience Level

Learn to Roll A Kayak

2 1/2 Hour training clinic. 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.

Beginner
Experience Level
Various

Locations


Private Kayak Lessons

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.

Any Length
You Decide!
Beginner
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Private Group Kayaking Courses and Tours

Our private group kayaking courses and tours are ideal for families, groups of friends, organizations, and clubs.

Any Length
You Decide!
Beginner
Experience Level

Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Instructor

With a focus on foundation skills and knowledge, Basic Kayak instructors will inspire students to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.

4
Days
Beginner
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Pool Rescue and Kayak Rolling Lessons

We are passionate about teaching kayak rolling and have been working on our coaching methods in terms of teaching rolling for over 10 years now.

2
Hours
Beginner
Experience Level

Paddle Canada Level-1 Instructor Course

Becoming a Paddle Canada instructor allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada.

4
Days
Intermediate
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Paddle Canada Level 2 Instructor Course

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.

5
Days
Advanced
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Rolling Instructor Course

Paddle Canada Rolling Instructor

Becoming a Paddle Canada rolling instructor allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada.

2
Days
Intermediate
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Paddle Canada Advanced Skills and Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Course

Becoming a Paddle Canada instructor allows you to teach insured and certified stand up paddleboard courses anywhere in Canada.

3
Days
Beginner
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Wilderness First Aid

This year we are hosting a Wilderness First Aid course with Wilderness Medical Associates. For any outdoors enthusiast having these skills could prove essential. This course is recommended as a prerequisite to taking your Paddle Canada Level 2 skills course.

2
Days
Beginner
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Wilderness Advanced First Aid

This is an entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks.

4
Days
Beginner
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Wilderness First Responder

Taking a Wilderness Medical course is highly recommended as you work your way through the Paddle Canada curriculum. It is also just a great skill set to have when traveling into the wilderness in case, in the case of an accident, you need to take care of each other until further help can arrive.

8
Days
Intermediate
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Wilderness First Responder Bridge/Re-certification

This four-day course is a recertification for those that already have the Wilderness First Responder certification. Recertification is required every three years. This course can also be used as a bridge course after taking your Wilderness Advanced first aid course in order to achieve the First Responder level.

4
Days
Intermediate
Experience Level
Parry Sound
Location

Sea Kayaker Magazine Readers Choice Award