Beginner 5 Day

Start your kayaking career off the right way with 5 straight days of instruction. Gain confidence in your newly learned skills through repetition and feedback from your instructor!

Beginners and novices spend 5 days progressing at a comfortable pace from flat water strokes and concepts to running class 1-3 whitewater.  Some of these concepts include the kayak roll.

The Ottawa River provides the perfect venue for learning how to whitewater kayak. With its deep, warm waters and endless channels, there is a fun adventure for everyone.

Teens are welcome for our 2, 3, and 5 day programs when accompanied by an adult 18+

Are you local to the Ottawa River Valley or don't need the overnights and meals? Ask about the day camp option! Arrival 8am and we are typically done our days at 4:30 pm.

Note: booking day is the Sunday, but your arrival time everyday is still 8 am.

Don't forget about the Ottawa Kayak School #1 Club! Book 4 friends to the Ottawa Kayak School and your trip is 50% off! Just like our rafting programs we also have a #1 Club for kayakers, bring 5 or more kayakers and receive a discount for the next season!

Need some more information? Check out our FAQ's section or send us an e-mail at [email protected] 

ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
Your kayak program begins with a 7PM briefing followed directly by a meet and greet.

DAY 1 | GEARING UP & ON WATER
To best prepare for your time on the water please do not wear any cotton clothing and choose either closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap as your footwear.

  • Gearing Up
    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.
  • Safety Briefing
    Ottawa Kayak Instructors have your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, your instructor will explain the safety procedures for the day.
  • Let's Kayak!
    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting on flat water and focusing on technique, your instructor will help prepare you for the rapids on the mighty Ottawa River!
  • Lunch
    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!
  • More Kayaking!
    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.
  • 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.

DAY 2 | TIME FOR WHITEWATER WATER
All OKS programs are progressions. Our instructors will help you implement your newly learned skills throughout the day as we transition into whitewater.

DAY 3 | MIDDLE CHANNEL OF THE OTTAWA RIVER
The progression continues as our instructors continue to help you implement new skills during your first trip down the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River! This is the main reason to choose the 3 Day Beginner over the 2 Day Beginner 

DAY 4 | CONTINUE YOUR PROGRESSION
Our instructors will continue to help you progress during Day 4 to help prepare you for culmination day!

DAY 5 | CULMINATION DAY
Challenge by choice will be the theme on culmination day. Our instructors will provide opportunities for you to push yourself as far as you can!

5 DAYS OF WHITEWATER KAYAK INSTRUCTION
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Instructors always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

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

EQUIPMENT INCLUDED
When you take a beginner course at OKS, the kayak, helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, personal flotation device, and wetsuit are included!

Ottawa Kayak School is the world's first Jackson Kayak super school. Choose mild or wild (AntiX 2.0 or Rockstar V) as you begin your paddling career!

14 MEALS INCLUDED
Monday breakfast through Friday lunch are included with this program.

5 NIGHTS OF CAMPING INCLUDED
All Ottawa Kayak School programs include a campsite, however, camping equipment is not included.

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
Each day begins by meeting your OKS instuctor at the Rafters Pavilion. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading, you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at Rafters Pavilion within walking-distance from your vehicle.

ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES
Receive a 40% discount on all accommodation upgrades by booking a multi-day whitewater kayak program.

STAYOVER PACKAGE
Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner, breakfast, and a campsite.

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLES
Can be arrange, please contact Ottawa Kayak School via e-mail at [email protected]

  • Monday - Friday

    Sunday Arrival

    $1339
  • Local Rate

    Lunches only no stay over

    $999

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

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