ORCC Ottawa River Canoe Club

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Recreational Kayaking
The Ottawa River Canoe Club offers flat water Kayak courses at novice and intermediate levels for people who wish to learn or improve kayak paddling skills. The course is delivered outdoors and on-water at the Ottawa River Canoe Club site in West-End Ottawa (Kanata/Dunrobin) by our certified instructors. Following the successful completion of the course, participants will be able to paddle efficiently in a recreational kayak along lake shores in fair weather. 

Free 1 day club pass is included in the cost of the session and allows you to drop by the club during regular club hours after completing the course to try  boats and equipment appropriate to your skill level.

Introduction to Kayaking 
An evening course that introduces you to the basic handling and strokes of this beautiful and versatile boat.

  • ORCC Member Cost: $30 per person
  • Non-member Cost: $60 per person

Intermediate Kayaking

A 2-3 hour course intended for participants who have completed our introductory recreational kayak course and wish to further develop and build on their paddling skills.

  • ORCC Member Cost: $40 per person
  • Non-member Cost: $70 per person

Private one-on-one "Learn to kayak" sessions: sessions designed based on individual needs and time schedule and thought at a pace that suits you. Please email kayaking@orcc.ca to request a private session.
  • ORCC Member Cost: $100 per person
  • Non-member Cost: $140 per person

Please be sure to dress appropriately for the sun and weather as the course is held outside and on-water. 

What to bring: 

  • swim suit and towel,
  • hat, sunscreen, 
  • long sleeve paddling top
  • secure shoes for walking on the rocky shoreline
  • warm clothes for afterwards, 
  • snack and a bottle of water. 

Effort level: moderate, with a few instances of relatively high intensity throughout the course. 

ORCC reserves the right to cancel a course due to bad weather and an alternate day/time will be offered to affected participants.

Kayak courses are typically scheduled on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to around 8:00 PM.  Additional sessions may be added during the busy months (June, July, August) depending on demand.

Intro to Kayaking for kids and families are focused on kids 7 or older. Parents are welcome to join free of charge.

 For large groups please email us at info@orcc.ca

Kayak Courses

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Email contacts: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • kayaking@orcc.ca
  • canoeing@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca

Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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