August 5th -11th, 2023

It’s a privilege for the Ottawa Kayak School to announce that we are partnering with Anna Levesque for her very own signature week in the Summer of 2023!

Anna needs no introduction as she’s firmly cemented herself as a pillar in the paddling community.

Her accomplishments include but are not limited to owning and operating Mind, Body, Paddle, a former Canadian Freestyle team member, and developer of yoga for kayakers.

Learn to playboat on the Ottawa River with Anna:

Have fun building your confidence and skill on the best play features in the world.

Join me for an immersive week of surfing, learning, and fun.

  • Improve your playboating skills on a variety of different features.
  • Daily morning yoga for paddling with Anna keeps your body flexible and strong.
  • Nightly video review helps you see your progress and growth areas.
  • Healthy meals created specifically for the week keep you nourished and energized.

Stop being an eddy flower and start throwing down.

  • If you’re trying to learn how to playboat on your own, or on inconsistent features, you’re making it harder than it needs to be.
  • Get effective coaching on consistent features so you progress with ease and joy.

Become the best playboater you can be while having a ton of fun!

  • Learn and practice skills that include identifying the sweet spot on a feature, spinning, cartwheeling, looping, and blunting.
  • Build your confidence through video review, empowering conversation over shared meals, and mental agility training through yoga and guided visualization.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in The Manor house at Ottawa Kayak School
  • 3 healthy and catered meals per day
  • Morning yoga with Anna
  • Evening video review
  • World-class play boating instruction with Anna Levesque (former Canadian Freestyle Team and World Freestyle Medalist) and Katie Kowalski (current Canadian National Freestyle Champion and Team Member).

What’s not included:

  • Airport shuttles. If you’re flying into Ottawa airport pick up can be arranged. Please contact us for pricing.
  • Boat Rental. Playboats are available for rent if you prefer to leave your boat at home. Contact us for pricing.
  • Alcohol
  • August 5th - 11th, 2023

    New for 2023!

    $3999 CAD

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Learn More about Anna Levesque:
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  • Trip Duration: 6 Days

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Anna is here to prioritize your experience.

  • Instruction with Anna Levesque

    Ottawa Kayak School guides are known for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

  • 14 Meals Included

    Breakfast the first day of the course through lunch the final day.

  • 6 Nights of Accommodation Included

    For Anna's Signature Week you'll be staying with the group in the Manor which is situated on site here at Wilderness Tours.

  • Daily Shuttle Included

    Each day begins by meeting Anna in the morning. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at the Park Village within walking-distance from your vehicle and to the Pavilion.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Kayak and Equipment Rental

    Rent all the equipment you'll need for your six day class for $179

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Our media team captures those special moments worth saving - so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package and save 20% off. Choose this option during check out.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to say warm on the water!

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your kayak program begins.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

    No cotton clothing. Closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap.

  • 3. Meet Anna [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet Anna Levesque! At this time Anna will provide you with the daily itinerary. This is the perfect time to ask any last minute questions.

  • 4. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

  • 5. Safety Briefing

    Anna has your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, Anna will explain the safety procedures for the day.

  • 6. Let's Kayak!

    Starting with a basics review and focusing on technique, your instructor will help you achieve your goals!

  • Lunch At Wilderness Tours Whitewater Resort Ontario Canada

    7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

  • Adult Intermediate More Kayaking

    8. More Kayaking!

    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.

  • 9. Your arrival back to Park Village

    It's been a full day of whitewater kayaking but don't run off just yet! Your instructor will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2 and the evening's entertainment options.

  • YOGA at wilderness tours ontario canada ottawa river

    Days 2 - 6

    Anna's signature week is designed as a weekly progression. As such, each day of world class instruction will build upon each other but isn't limited only to whitewater kayaking. Anna also coaches participants in body maintenance and yoga routines for off water recovery.