Private Instruction

The Ottawa River is a mecca for the world’s best boaters, all who love to share the magic found in whitewater kayaking. 


A private lesson gives you one on one instruction with one of Ottawa Kayak School’s instructors.


Tailor your class to your needs from bomb proofing your roll (or teaching first-timers to roll) to advanced playboating we’ve got you covered.


  • Saturday - Sunday

    Each additional person $150/per/day

    $499
  • Monday - Friday

    Each additional person $150/per/day

    $449

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

Included

  • Trip Duration: 1 Day

    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.

  • 1 Meal Included

    Lunch provided with class.

  • 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 two day class for $50.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meet Your Instructor Ottawa Kayak School

    3. Meet your Instructor [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet your instructor for your class. They will explain what to bring, what to wear and the schedule for the day. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

  • 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.

  • Ottawa Kayak School Safety Briefing

    5. 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.

  • Whitewater Kayaking Ottawa Kayak School

    6. Let's Kayak!

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

  • 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 information about media viewings and the evening's entertainment options.

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