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EXPLORE WITH JACKPINE PADDLE

In a world that is increasingly disconnected, a kayak or canoe brings us back to some of our basic rhythms. Our goal is to improve your kayaking and canoeing skills in an atmosphere of fun and friendship. You can count on our experienced instructors, Paddle Canada program, and philosophy to set you up for an unforgettable course!

FEATURED COURSES

WHITEWATER RESCUE

Working and playing on moving water safely means making smart decisions, becoming competent with the right gear, and understanding how to use the powerful force of moving water to your advantage. Our whitewater rescue course offers hands-on experience in a well-organized course on the Cameron and Yellowknife rivers.

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SEA KAYAKING - Level 1 Skills

Learn and practise what you need to get out on the water safely! Our 1 day practical introductory course covers all the basics of getting onto and off the water, controlling your kayak, and recovering from a capsize. All this in a relaxed and fun environment!

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INTRO TO LAKE CANOEING

Join us for our foundational “canoeing 101” course that introduces proper technique for the core strokes you’ll need to control your canoe. Master the “J-stroke”, learn rescue skills, and get better prepared for your summer canoe adventures in this 8 hour course.

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ADVENTURE CAMPS

YOUTH OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP CAMP

Our Youth Outdoor Leadership Camp (ages 11-14) will take kids to the pristine wilderness and clear waters on the rivers and lakes in the Yellowknife area. Staff are chosen for their experience, skills and ability to make trips fun and safe. We start at the beginning with 2-days at a local lake make sure everyone is comfortable in the boats and with our safety procedures. Then we are off for 3 nights and 4 days of self-propelled, learning on the land. It’s a great opportunity to be with a peer group in canoes, setting up camp and learning to navigate amongst islands and along lakes.

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