Lessons

Learn to Kayak

Group photo of women in sea kayaks.

Kayak ~ The Basics

Saturday: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Price: $75
Prerequisite: Comfortable in water & able to swim 50m wearing a life jacket
Description:  Whether you are a beginner or need a tune-up, we will guide you through the fundamental stuff you need to get out on the water and paddle safely.  Basic strokes and braces along with exits/entry skills and ways to stay safe out on the water are all part of this relaxing intro to the world of sea kayaking. Learn more about our lessons here Lesson Resource Page

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Kayak Rescues

Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Length: 2.5 hours
Price: $75
Prerequisite: 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 here Lesson Resource Page

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Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)


SUP ~ The Basics

Saturday Afternoons: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Length: 2 hours
Price: $60
Prerequisite: Comfortable in water & able to swim 50m wearing a life jacket
Description:  The best way to learn paddleboarding is to get out there and mess about.  But there are definite skills and tricks of the trade that make your efforts far more rewarding.  This overview of the sport will get you well-grounded in all the things you need to know to paddle well and quickly. Learn more about our lessons on our Lesson Resource Page

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Women On Water

When: Stay tuned for 2018 dates
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. Join us, 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 & Coaching

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 coaching, 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 Paddle Play for Kids evening.  If you have teens, we also do super memorable Georgian Bay overnight trips. Whatever you choose – we guarantee smiles all ‘round.


Paddle Play for KIDS

Kids playing on water with kayaks & paddleboards learn really fast, and have a blast doing it. Join us for a fun evening session – a total riot on the water!

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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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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 a craft & level,  you can also add other interesting skills like navigation, trip planning, weather, or more into a fully customized Private Lesson. Give us a call if interested – 705 342 5324.  Happy Paddling!

Participants Private Hourly Rate, Child-16 & under
1-2 $55/adult, $30/child
3+ $45/adult, $25/child