AO Boatwerks Paddling School

Whether your brand new to paddling or a seasoned veteran, you can learn and improve your skills with Canada’s Best Paddling School! The AO Boatwerks Paddling School provides instruction for Kayaking, Canoeing, C1 and more in both whitewater and flatwater, disciplines, for beginner, intermediate, and advanced kayakers. We run on-request programs and clinics all season long, call to book yours now! With a variety of courses and Clinics, the AO Boatwerks Paddling School can get you on the water, kayaking and having fun!

Before booking any lesson with us please note:  No prior experience is needed but you must be capable of swimming in moving water, and a minimum of 16 years of age (with parental or garden permission).  Most of our kayaks are designed for paddlers over 100lbs if you weigh less than 100lbs please inquire.

There are no course dates, simply call us and book a date of your convenience! Toll Free: 1-866-KAYAKS-0

Discover Whitewater

An introductory course designed to get you out on the water and having fun. Get a taste and feel …

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Introduction to whitewater kayaking

Intro to Whitewater

Similar to our Discover Whitewater Course, the Intro to Whitewater is designed for beginner paddlers looking for a full …

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2-Day Complete Introduction

Get all the skills and knowledge necessary to get yourself out on the water with confidence wherever you may …

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Intermediate and Advanced Programs

If you already kayak, and want to learn more, the Paddling School can get you there, whether its getting …

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Freestyle Clinic

For paddlers with whitewater experience, this clinic teaches you what you want to know about freestyle paddling! Taking place …

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Flatwater Kayaking

Standard Flatwater Clinics

Our Flatwater courses focus on key skills for sea kayaking, such as stroke techniques, route planning, as well as …

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Learn to Kayak

Private Flatwater Clinic

Our Flatwater courses focus on key skills for sea kayaking, such as stroke techniques, route planning, as well as …

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Flatwater Clinic in Huntsville

On-Site Flatwater Clinic

Our Flatwater courses focus on key skills for sea kayaking, such as stroke techniques, route planning, as well as …

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Canoe and C1 Courses and Clinics

Taking place on the Gull River, and offering advanced, intermediate, and beginner instruction, the Paddling school can organize a customized …

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