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Beginner River Kayak Skills

Paddle Canada Beginner River Kayak Skills certification available.

  • Starts Apr 22
  • 475 Canadian dollars
  • Medway/Mersey River, NS

Available spots


Service Description

Our beginner program helps participants gain the confidence and skills needed to have fun and safely enjoy our beautiful rivers. Discover the thrill of paddling a whitewater kayak and learn proper technique, safety, and risk management. Paddle Canada River Kayak Skills certification is available. Send us a message. We're happy to send you a program information package. Training includes: - 2 days of coaching with Candlebox Kayaking's experienced, highly certified, expert coaches - High-quality equipment including kayaks by Jackson Kayak, paddles by Werner and Aqua-Bound, drysuits by Kokatat (on a first come/first served basis), and all other necessary whitewater safety equipment - Photos from your time on the water - On-land instruction to help paddlers visualize and understand river features - Flatwater instruction including wet exit coaching to help paddlers gain confidence before advancing to moving water - Paddle Canada Beginner River Kayak Skills certification fees What people are saying: "Full meal deal with Matt and Cliff as our instructors. Went out on the Medway River not knowing a thing about WW Kayaking. Our instructors showed us the safety first then the excitement and thrills soon followed. Excellent equipment and felt completely at ease with their guidance. Matt & Cliff showed me what I can do with the proper training. AWESOME. Looking forward to joining Candlebox Kayaking in the near future for another fabulous adventure." - Wayne, TripAdvisor Course Duration: 2 Days. Start Time: 8:30 am. Location: Medway or Mersey River near Caledonia, NS. Meet at 8:30 am on the first day of the training. Cost: $475/person+tax. Please book at least 48hrs in advance. We do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings. Includes: Kayak, paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, throw bag, helmet, drysuit (on a "first come/first served" basis), gloves, and neoprene booties. 2023 Spring dates: April 15th/16th Lead coach: Simon Behman


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

All courses run at the discretion of instructors (mostly according to the weather). We do our best to provide instruction suitable to the conditions. We require 30 days notice for cancellations of courses (unless suitable rescheduling can be arranged). Cancellations must be made via E-mail to info@candleboxkayaking.com. Unless rescheduling is arranged, a full refund (less a $25 administration fee) will be issued. Administration fees may be waived depending on circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel or alter any clinics or trips due to weather or insufficient registration. We do our best to reschedule. If any participant experiences symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to training, the participant must cancel. We're happy to provide full credit to attend the same or similar training at a later date. If you cannot make it to a training location due to transportation disruptions or travel restrictions, we are pleased to provide a full credit for the same or similar training. As all outdoor activities involve risk, we recommend you obtain any personal, medical, and/or cancellation insurance that you may deem appropriate. Thanks.


Contact Details

9793 Nova Scotia 8, Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada

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