Solo Moving Water Canoe Courses
With Paul Mason
“Wait! I can’t try another roll, there’s still water in my canoe.”

During an evening session, Tracy provided the most creative reason i’ve ever heard to avoid rolling practice in the chilly spring water. Thanks for the inspiration for a cartoon.

Happy clients...

After a day of Solo open canoe playboat instruction Geoff said...

I wanted to say thanks again for the instruction this past Saturday at Valleyfield.

It was a very valuable experience for me and, I know, for all of us. We all came away talking about different important things to work on. I really appreciated how you accommodated our varying levels. You have given me things to work on - for years probably - to improve. I greatly appreciate how clear and well-demonstrated your instruction was.

Geoff (the 'used' detonator)

A “complete paddler” course participant said:

thx Paul.

 I have been practicing my rolling.  Getting up in flat water (1 out of 3) but not in running water yet. 

 Also I now concentrate on every little success instead of the spills and I am a much happier solo canoist.

 You have made a great difference in how I paddle, thank you for that.


Our day on the water was awesome and very educational. We had fun and everyone was super stoked for each new feature on the river. 

Paul was a great ambassador for the respect the river deserved. We felt safe and secure as we went into each area of the river.”


A thrilling ride and feeling of achievement to end the day.

“Just wanted to say thanks for a GREAT workshop, and few other things.  I really appreciated how you made Isaiah feel just as much a part of the group and as important despite his being “just a kid.”  And the extra lengths you went to to make him feel comfortable, and encourage him.  He LOVED it !  And I learned new things and brushed up on rusty things and had a blast too. deserve it.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn under your tutelage and I hope Isaiah and I both have the pleasure again.”