This Paddle Canada Skill level-1 kayaking certification course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for day-long kayaking trips in remote settings. The course is crucial if you are planning on doing more remote trips or paddling on larger bodies of water away from shore. Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge. Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from Paddle Canada certifying that you have achieved a Level-1 certification!


  • Bow rescue
  • Unassisted re-entry
  • Assisted re-entry
  • Towing
  • Communication/signals
  • Forward stroke
  • Brace low/high
  • Sweep
  • Draw
  • Stern rudder
  • Edge control

If you need to rent a kayak and/or equipment for this course, please call 416-255-6905 to book a reservation.  Please note all rentals must be picked up and dropped off during store hours.

Rental cost for Boat + Equipment: $25/day

Rental cost for Equipment Only: $10/day

*Times are subject to change and courses are weather-dependant.  Cancellation, refunding and rescheduling is available if necessary. These changes must be made with at least 48 hours notice prior to your selected lesson.   Please refer to our cancellation policy on our Lessons page.


Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 until Sunday, July 19, 2020

Time: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Length: Full day (both days)

Price: $249.00 Per Person

What to Bring

Bring clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable and warm when wet (synthetic or wetsuit is best!) as well as a towel. If you require goggles, nose plugs, or any other accessories to be comfortable in the water – bring them! Lastly, don’t forget your hat and sunscreen and a lunch or snacks.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-255-6905


Sunnyside Beach (near Royal Burger)
We will meet at the Royal Burger stand.

1777 Lake Shore Blvd West
Toronto , Ontario
M6K 1L4

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Sunnyside Beach (near Royal Burger)
1777 Lake Shore Blvd West
Toronto , Ontario
M6K 1L4

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Refund Policy

We understand that things come up and that you may need to cancel your spot in the course. We will gladly refund the cost of the course or move you to another date with open spots with at least 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend. Refunds will not be issued for lessons or courses that are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.