Canoe Course List
With Paul Mason

Paul’s Canoe Course Descriptions


Introduction to Creeking Skills. Valleyfield.

Are you a intermediate solo whitewater paddler wondering if it would be fun to try “creeking” on smaller rivers? The answer is yes, creeking is fun! This course will introduce you to the strokes, skills and techniques for open canoe creeking.

Although a plastic boat is really more suitable for actual creeking, you can learn and practice the skills during this course in a royalex boat.

1 days  $190+tax

Date: Inquire if interested.

Location: Valleyfield, QC.


Solo Open Canoe White Water Slalom Coaching

I like slalom... but I love what it does for my paddling skills. Without exception, last years participants paddling skills improved visibly over the course of the day. Come and find out how to become a more efficient paddler.

Total=$190+tax

Date: Inquire if interested.

Location: Valleyfield


Solo Open Canoe Moving Water Introduction

Learn the basic solo ww playboat canoe skills to be able to play in rapids. It’s amazing how quickly your boat control will improve with my coaching. This course starts on flat water progressing to gentle, fun current.

1 day $190+tax

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Solo Open Canoe Moving Water Advanced

Review of the skills and techniques to control your solo open canoe. Explore the magic of the “sail stroke” to utilize the force of the current.  This is a Paddle Canada certification course.

Prerequisite: Intermediate solo mw canoe course or equivalent skills.

2 Day $380+tax

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Location: TBA




Tandem Canoe Moving Water Intermediate

We begin the day with a review of the basics (pivots, sideslips, Mith technique, figure 8), with emphasis on boat control. From there we continue to progress from simple manoeuvres in current (eddy turns using power strokes) to more challenging skills and techniques (back ferry and using the current to make moves easier).

Prerequisite: Introduction to tandem mw canoe course or equivalent skills.

2 Days $380+tax

May, Inquire if interested.

Location: Almonte



Instructor courses:

Instructor course, Introduction Moving Water Tandem

This course prepares you to be able confidently instruct Intermediate or Introduction level skills courses. Encompassing theory sessions, practice teaching and group dynamics in an outdoor setting. You will be required to create and submit lesson plans, teach several topics and display intermediate tandem canoeing skills.

Prerequisite: Paddle Canada intermediate tandem mw certification or equivalent

4 Days $760+tax

Date: Inquire if interested.

Location: Palmer Rapids & Lower Madawaska


Instructor course, Intermediate Moving Water Tandem

This course prepares you to be able confidently instruct advanced, Intermediate or Introduction level skills courses. Encompassing theory sessions, practice teaching and group dynamics in an outdoor setting. You will be required to create and submit lesson plans, teach several topics and display advanced tandem canoeing skills.

Prerequisite: Paddle Canada advanced tandem mw certification or equivalent

2 Days $380+tax

Date: Inquire if interested.

Location: Almonte or Beachburg


Advanced Moving Water Solo Instructor course

This course prepares you to be able confidently instruct advanced, Intermediate or Introduction level skills courses. Encompassing theory sessions, practice teaching and group dynamics in an outdoor setting. You will be required to create and submit lesson plans, teach several topics and display advanced Solo canoeing skills.

Prerequisite: Paddle Canada advanced solo mw certification or equivalent

2 Days $380+tax

April Date: Inquire if interested.

Location: Petit Nation R.


Mentor on a course.

Instructors and instructor trainers are welcome to mentor or assist on my canoe courses. This is a great opportunity for you to improve your instructing skills, stay up to date on the latest techniques and fulfill your obligations to Paddle Canada in maintaining your instructor status.

Mentor a course: $80/day

Assist on a course $40/day


Can’t find a course to suit your schedule? Request a course that suits your available dates.

If you have three or more friends to join you, enjoy a 15% discount.

Minimum of 2 participants for a course to run. Minimum 3 participants for instructor courses.

Private courses available.