We offer kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board lessons for all ability levels. We can help you find the perfect starting point to gain the confidence needed to enjoy your next paddling adventure!


Our approach is simple and effective:

  • Lessons are delivered in a manner that allows for step by step progression so the learning of new skills isn’t overwhelming.

  • Our experienced instructors break down the lessons into skill sets that are easy to understand, remember and apply.

  • We ensure that you gain a practical sense of each skill, which will allow you to understand when and how to best use your new skills to improve your paddling experience.


Our Swartz Bay location offers kayak and stand up paddle board courses that provide a full range of instruction in currents and moving water.  These courses are ideal for those wishing to challenge themselves and take their skills to a higher, more confident level.


Our L1 Introductory and L2 Essentials Kayak lessons are typically offered at least once per month  throughout the year. SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) lessons are offered in the warmer months, usually from May to October.


Private kayak and stand up paddle boards lessons offered on request.





For more information or to book a lesson,

please call our office at 250.665.7411 or email lessons@pacificapaddle.com

Already took a lesson and want to keep practicing?

Join us for our Friday Night Social Paddle and put your skills on display in a lighthearted environment! 

Lesson Terms: Full payment due at time of booking. Lessons can be refunded or re-booked for another date in the same calendar year with at least 48 hours notice (from customer) or without notice (from Pacifica) if weather conditions are such that we deem them to be unsafe. If we are forced to cancel due to weather, the customer will receive a full refund. In the event of a "no show", there is no refund. If the customer cancels with less than 48 hours notice, a refund will be given, minus a 50% cancellation fee.

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