Gordon Brown Instructional Trip

Course Description

This is a 4 day, 3 night paddling excursion hosted by Naturally Superior Adventures with guest paddlers Morag & Gordon Brown, Erik Ogaard and coach process workshop participants. Our route will be confirmed on pre-trip after a review of wind/weather conditions and group preferences. Options include:

  • Shuttle into Lake Superior Park to paddle the Gargantua area or from Old Woman Bay returning to our base in Michipicoten Harbour.
  • Paddle from our base westwards towards Dog River and return

Join us for a lodge dinner and trip orientation Friday night with overnight camping on our beach (lodge, dome, prospector tent accommodations may be available). Following a lodge breakfast Saturday morning we’ll pack up and head out for four days/3 nights wilderness paddling/camping on Lake Superior.


Aug 30–Sep 3, 2024
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: 4:00 pm


$840 CAD

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 Course Includes

  • Certified Paddle Canada Instructors
  • Beach Camping Accommodations
  • Park Fees
  • Group Safety Gear
  • Group Communication Gear
  • Pre-trip Lodge dinner & breakfast

 Extra Course Options

  • Tent or Other Equipment Rental


  • Intermediate or better skills paddler (sea kayak)
  • Able to paddle 25 km in a day with relative comfort
  • Good wilderness camping/kayaking experience


Paddling conditions will vary between calm and very challenging. In August surface water temperatures often warm to the mid to high 60s with warm water in bays and inlets. Air temperatures average mid to high 60s although overnights are often much cooler.

Course Content

 Paddling Skills

Key outcomes include:

  • Developing your paddling skills to a higher level of proficiency.

About Gordon Brown:
Hailing from Scotland, Gordon Brown is a world class coach known for his charming accent, wit and incredible coordination in a kayak. His contributions to sea kayaking include the award-winning

  • DVD skills trilogy Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown,
  • Indispensible book, Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Kayakers.

A series of short precise skills videos: 
Samples of more comprehensive videos:

About Erik Ogaard:
With 25 plus years of coaching experience on Canada’s Atlantic, Pacific and LakeSuperior coastlines, Erik is one of Canada’s top coaches. He’s the  Head Instructor and Paddling Program Developer at Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre in Toronto. He’s a Paddle Canada Level 3 Instructor Trainer and Level 4 Instructor. But wait, there’s more; He’s also a British Canoe Four Star paddler, Three Star Sea Kayak Coach, CanFitPro Personal Trainer and loves technical paddling skills and open rough- water kayak play.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please email us at [email protected] or phone 1-800-203-9092.