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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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INTRO TO SEA KAYAKING

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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EXPEDITION TOURS

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Unplug from the commonplace and discover a deeper connection. Come paddle with us to the most unbelievable, peaceful and breathtaking places in Canada. Let us surpass your expectations on an expedition of our pristine northern wilderness. Because it’s better to explore the North with Northerners, Jackpine Paddle is proud to be 100% northern owned and operated, employ Northern guides, and be based in Yellowknife, NWT. We believe an important part of being Canadian means experiencing the North, and we’d love for you to join us on one of our spectacular tours. We know the North!

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