August 5th - 11th, 2023

We’re so excited to announce the Kalob Grady signature week for Summer 2023!
A former Ottawa Kayak School and Keener Program instructor, Kalob is a consummate professional on and off the water. Kalob’s knowledge and prowess as a whitewater kayaker can be illustrated through his personal accomplishments: 2022 Canadian Freestyle National Champion, 2022 Canadian Freestyle Team member, Canadian Freestyle Coach, and Director of World Class Academy’s Kayak Program to name a few. Kalob’s best attribute as an instructor is his ability to take the highest-end skills and break them down to their most basic form, relating them back to fundamental skills.


A note from Kalob: Come join me on my home river, the Ottawa for a week-long whitewater instructional at the Ottawa Kayak School.


August on the Ottawa River is special. Warm air and water temperatures combined with the deep, drop pool nature of the Ottawa River make for the perfect environment for training.


To take full advantage of this course, you will need a reliable whitewater roll to start. 


The whitewater section of the Ottawa River separates into channels sharing the same put-in and take-out. This creates a unique opportunity to change up the challenges and paddling options which are seemingly endless.


This course is designed to take your paddling to the next level. As we work throughout the week goal #1 will be to master the fundamentals. Mastering the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking has a direct impact on one’s ability to learn and perform at the top end of our sport.

  • August 5th - 11th, 2023

    New for 2023!

    $1999 CAD

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


  • Trip Duration: 6 Days

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Kalob is the definition of professional and will prioritize your experience.

  • Professional Instructors

    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 Camping

    Camping included in this package.

  • Daily Shuttle Included

    Each day begins by meeting your OKS instructor at the Park Village. 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 $330

  • Accommodation Upgrades

    40% discount on all accommodation upgrades

  • 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.

  • Kalob Grady Ottawa Kayak School Ontario Canada Whitewater

    3. Meet Kalob [ 00:00 ]

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

  • Intermediate Gear Up List

    4. Gearing Up

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

  • Kalob Grady Signature Week OKS Ottawa River Ontario

    5. Safety Briefing

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

  • Adult Beginner Day 5

    6. Let's Kayak!

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

  • Lunch Sea Kayaking Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ottawa Kayak School

    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.

  • Park Village Return Ottawa Kayak School

    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.

  • Kalob Grady Signature Week Ottawa River Ontario Canada

    Days 2 - 6

    Kalob Grady's signature week is designed as a weekly progression. As such, each day of world class instruction will build upon each other.