Beginner Kayaking Waitlist

  • 31 Oct 2021
  • Jericho Sailing Center


  • Add yourself to this waitlist to be notified of new upcoming beginner kayaking lessons!

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This is a waitlist for beginner kayaking. Please add yourself to this waitlist if you are interested in participating in lessons but find they are full. We will notify you when new lessons become available. You may remove yourself from this waitlist once you are enrolled in a lesson to avoid receiving emails.

This introduction to kayaking is meant for first timers or inexperienced paddlers. No previous experience is required! The lessons consist of dry land instruction prior to the on-water component and will teach you how to kayak safely, have lots of fun on the water and gain a better understanding of kayaking as a sport. 


  • Introduction to the club facilities
  • Boat design and boat outfitting
  • Safety equipment, gear selection and clothing
  • Equipment care and maintenance

Paddling skills

  • Transporting the kayak
  • Entering and exiting your kayak from beach/docks
  • Rudder usage
  • Forward and reverse paddling
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
  • Draw stroke

Rescue and safety skills

  • Low brace
  • Wet exit (yes you will be getting wet)
  • Assisted rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Rafting

Paddlers will gain experience in both single and double kayaks depending on group size. This pretty much covers the basic paddling of paddle Canada "Basic Kayak" even if no proper certification is delivered.

Prerequisites: None

Please note wetsuits are required for all kayak lessons, all season long. 


Sailing - Windsurfing - Kayaking - Paddle boarding

Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St., Vancouver BC V6R 4K5
Like most of Vancouver, the Jericho Sailing Centre is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,
including the territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) - What does that mean?

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