Learn to Kayak

Group photo of women in sea kayaks.

Kayak Basics

Saturday Mornings: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Price: $70
Prerequisite: Comfortable in the water and able to swim 50m wearing a life jacket
Description: An essential introduction to the world of kayaking. Learn the fundamental strokes to help you explore quiet lakes and streams. The best part is, we’ll help you discover how easy it is to exit the kayak – no muss or fuss. Learn more about our lessons at Cole Lake here – Lesson Resource Page

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Kayak Rescues

Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Price: $70
Prerequisite: Have completed our ‘Kayak Basics’ course (see above) or equivalent. Not sure? Give us a call.
Description: What do I do if someone ends up in the water? – A common new-paddler question. This lesson provides the answers and sets you up with the skills to rescue yourself or a friend in need. We walk you carefully through techniques that will work and make sense for you. Learn more about our lessons on our Lesson Resource Page

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Beyond Basics

Saturday Mornings: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Price: $70
Prerequisite: Have completed our ‘Kayak Basics’ course (see above) or equivalent. Not sure? Give us a call.
Description: Increase your comfort level and boat control with emphasis on more efficient strokes to get you paddling with more power. Learn to put your boat on edge to improve stability and turns, giving you the confidence to paddle further in wind and waves.  Learn more about our lessons on our Lesson Resource Page

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Rolling Skills

Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Price: $70
Prerequisite: Have completed our ‘Kayak Basics’ & ‘Kayak Rescues’ courses (see above) or equivalent & a lot of energy. Not sure? Give us a call.
Description: We’ll help you through key elements of the basic roll, from body, boat and blade position to safe braces and strong hip flicks. All together, these make you a better paddler. We have fun and provide you with necessary tips and tricks to get you started. Learn more about our lessons on our Lesson Resource Page

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Learn to Paddleboard


Paddleboard Basics

Saturday Mornings: 9:30am – 11:30am
Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Length: 2 hours
Price: $55
Prerequisite: Comfortable in the water and able to swim 50m wearing a life jacket
Description: This lesson is a riot – you’ll master basic strokes and we’ll teach you some fancy footwork to dazzle your friends. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and a new appreciation for Stand-up Paddling. Learn more about our lessons on our Lesson Resource Page

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Women On Water

When: Wednesday, August 23rd, & 30th
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 Appetizers & refreshments, 6:30- 8pm- Paddling Fun

Price: $39/person

Description: White Squall welcomes you to an evening of social & stand-up paddling. Drop in, right after the work day for appetizers & refreshments 5:30-6:30, with on-water SUP fun 6:30-8 pm.

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Learn to Canoe


Private Lessons

Canoe tandem or solo, we’d love to get you started or further develop your skills. You can craft your own lesson, be it a simple introduction to tandem paddling or the mastery of solo canoeing. Please contact us with your needs and dates and we’ll take it from there (subject to staff, vehicle, & boat availability). Learn more about our private lessons, trips & tours HERE.

Family and Kids

White Squall’s been getting families outdoors and on the water for over 30 years! Bring the whole gang for your choice of a custom family adventure or send the kids to us for a Day Camp. If you have teens, we also do super memorable Georgian Bay overnight trips. Whatever you choose – we guarantee smiles all ‘round.


Kids Kayaking & SUP Day Camp

Kids playing on water with kayaks & paddleboards learn really fast, and have a blast doing it. Join us week after week because each session is a little different – a total riot on the water! Send along a picnic lunch and we’ll do the rest.

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Family Paddling on Cole Lake ~ Private

Get the family outside and have fun on the water. Learn basic paddling skills at your own pace. Some of the things you and your family will learn include – gettin’ in & out, how to maneuver your boat or board & stay afloat and what to do if you tip over. The nice thing about the Family Paddling Private is that there’s no pressure – your instructors are there to make it a fun and safe environment in which everybody can learn. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

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Summer Sun Photo Credit: David Dewar

Family Day Trip ~ Private

This family focused outing offers a one of a kind adventure in the protected island waters and channels of Georgian Bay. The days starts at our Paddling Centre on Cole Lake where we’ll gather for introductions and a kayak orientation. We’ll fit everyone into a suitable kayak, and in some cases we’ll put the younger ones with an adult in a tandem (double). We’ll cover basic strokes and safety, including asking everyone to do a wet exit – which is really quite simple to do. Once we get dried off, snacked, and loaded up – we’ll drive to our launch site & head out to the islands for the rest of the day. Bring your own picnic lunch for your family, and we’ll make sure there’s time for swimming in the crystal clear waters of Georgian Bay. We want the children to have a good time, so the emphasis will be on paddling at their pace. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

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2016 White Squall Staff Photo

Voyageur Canoe Cole Lake Adventure ~ Private

Picture a boatload full of your favourite people ~ this 29-footer can seat 14 & a dog ~ touring the wildlife rich shores and marshes of Cole Lake. It’s a perfect, carefree way to enjoy the amazing wilderness of Ontario. We offer this as a private adventure – we even have a super fun scavenger hunt for the kids. Contact the Paddling Centre for more information.

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Private Lesson Rates (Kayak, Paddleboard or Canoe)

White Squall was founded on the desire to get people paddling in the big outdoors. If our scheduled lesson don’t suit your needs, we’re happy to customize. We offer a range of paddling lessons – pick boat (kayak, canoe, paddleboard) and what skills you want (basics, intermediate, advanced) – you can also add other interesting skills like navigation, trip planning, safety, weather, or more into a fully customized Private Lesson. Give us a call if interested – 705 342 5324.  Happy Paddling!

Participants Private Lesson, Child-16 & under
1-2 $50/hr/adult, $25/hr/child
3+ $40/hr/adult, $20/hr/child

 

Weekend Package: Lesson & Day Trip

Book a lesson and day trip, in the same booking, for 10% off both.

Lesson & Day Trip Group Discount

Corral your Crew ~ Arrange 4 or more friends (age 16+) together for a Lesson or Day Trip and you fly for free. (No other discounts apply)