Introduction to canoeing

55.00 $

Canoe handling and movement techniques in a safe environment

3 hours Beginner With guide

CAP central base
21 St-Gabriel Street South, Ville-Marie
Meeting time: 9:00 a.m.

Limited places: 2 to 11 participants

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Learn the proper techniques and movements to safely control your canoe in calm water on the Petite Rivière Blanche. Accompanied by a certified guide, you will discover the pleasures of handling the paddle well to give your canoe a smooth and efficient glide and bring you a reassuring feeling. The training also covers safety rules and canoe transport. This initiation will give you the basic skills to make your outings on the water moments of pure happiness.

You will learn to :

  • Know and master safety equipment
  • Understand the particularities of the canoe
  • Transport your canoe for two
  • Launch your canoe
  • Board your canoe
  • Driving your canoe in a straight line
  • Rotate and pivot your canoe
  • Understand basic rescue techniques
  • Refloat a canoe that has capsized

Plan to dress in clothes to go to the water before your arrival at the CAP central base.


  • Be 12 years of age or older;
  • Know how to swim;
  • Have a health condition without limitation of movement and not requiring rapid hospitalization without means of prevention.


  • Discovery of an interesting and accessible place of practice;
  • When you understand how to steer to go in a straight line!


  • French-speaking professional guide;
  • Canoe equipment (canoe, safety equipment, paddle, PFD, etc.);
  • Waterproof container
  • Transportation

Does not include

  • Your clothes;
  • Your personal material;
  • Your snacks;
  • Tip to the guide (10% - This information is only indicative. Thank you)

Equipment to bring

  • Water shoes or sandals that can get wet
  • Clothing that can get wet and adapted to the temperature of the day (windbreaker, fleece)
  • Change of clothes
  • Plastic bag to bring back wet clothes
  • Napkin
  • Water bottle of at least 500 ml
  • Snack
  • Hat or cap
  • Solar cream
  • insect repellent