Canoe Instruction with Becky Mason

Solo and Tandem Skills

Course Description:

Becky Mason is visiting the area for our Voyageur Canoe tour and has offered up her expertise on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 to teach some solo and tandem skills.


Saturday July 8
9:30 - 11:30: Classic basic solo strokes
1:00 - 4:30: Tandem skills and Manoeuvres

Sunday July 9
9:30 - 11:30: Advanced solo strokes
1:00 - 4:30: Tandem skills and manoeuvres


$60 +HST

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Learn the BASIC SOLO skills that will enable you to put your canoe exactly where you want it to go. Skills covered: forward and back paddling, pivots, sideslips and controlled stopping.
2 hrs, max 4 students

Essential Classic Tandem SKILLS
Learn the essential SKILLS of efficient tandem canoeing using MITH and communication. Learn strokes, paddle both bow and stern, try an obstacle course in these on-water and dry-land team building activities.
2 hrs, max 8 students

Classic Tandem MANOEUVRES
Apply your essential strokes, sync-up and paddle as a team doing MANOEUVRES under power. Learn how to control your canoe with precision using on-water drills and Becky’s unique designed manoeuvre cards.
2 hrs, max 8 students

Classic Advanced SOLO STROKES
The aim is to make your SOLO STROKES the most efficient they can be using momentum, tilt and efficient paddle angle and placement. Content covered: A selection of advanced strokes like the Canadian, Indian, Box, Bow Jam & Cut, Circle, Low Brace Turn, Sculling Draw and other strokes upon request.
2 hrs, max 4 students