Canoe School

Introduction to Canoeing

Introduction to CanoeingWhat could be more Canadian than the image of exploring a wilderness river or lake by canoe? If the very thought fills you with doubt or concern, than it’s time for one of our ½ day canoe courses!

During the ½ day class, our talented Instructors will introduce you to the “Art of Canoeing”. Before long, you’ll surprise yourself by quickly learning how to safely launch and land, paddle forward and reverse, turn both ways and properly load for a trip. If you have always wanted to learn how to properly do a Canadian J-stroke then this course is for you! This course is also perfect for those of you who are about to embark on a self-guided wilderness river trip and would like to brush up on your paddling skills.

This is a private course, by request only.

Duration: Half Day
2017 Course Dates: Upon Request – 9:00am or 1:00pm
Price: $175.00 per person + 5% GST (minimum of 2)
Includes: Boats, gear and equipment provided

Sign up for your lesson by contacting us at school@upnorthadventures.com

Whitewater Courses

Couple SurfingThis year we are excited to announce new courses for the Adventure School Program. Join us and learn how to paddle whitewater and/or refine your whitewater paddling skills. There are two different levels of courses to prepare you for paddling Yukon’s amazing rivers. There is also an exclusive Women’s only weekend in June!

Introduction to Moving Water

2 days

Join us for a two day introduction to moving water. You will learn the basic skills, knowledge and techniques to manoeuvre through simple rapids. The course begins with flatwater paddling skills and progresses to moving water concepts, skills and techniques. Each course is customized to your particular needs and abilities. By the end of this course, you will be paddling and smiling your way down class two rapids with confidence!

Duration: 2 days
Course Dates: Coming soon!
Price: $275.00 per person + 5% GST
Location: Yukon River and Takhini River
Includes: Boats, gear, wetsuits and equipment provided

Schedule doesn’t work for you? No Problem! Weekday programs are booked upon demand. Gather your friends and organize your own whitewater course. With minimums starting at 4 pax, it is easy to make a course fit your schedule.

Please contact us for more details and to sign up at school@upnorthadventures.com

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Intermediate Moving Water Course

2 days

Come refine your whitewater paddling skills in a fun two day course. This course is customized to meet your specific needs from refining paddling strokes and maneouvers, to developing water reading skills, and stronger rescue skills.

Duration: 2 days
Course Dates: Coming soon!
Price: $275.00 per person + 5% GST
Location: Yukon River and Takhini River
Includes: Boats, gear, wetsuits and equipment provided

Schedule doesn’t work for you? No Problem! Weekday programs are booked upon demand. Gather your friends and organize your own whitewater course. With minimums starting at 4 pax, it is easy to make a course fit your schedule.

Please contact us for more details and to sign up at school@upnorthadventures.com

Takhini River Whitewater Clinic

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Come learn how to whitewater canoe the Takhini River with a certified Paddle Canada Whitewater Canoe Instructor. This is a 1 day  introduction to whitewater canoeing in a safe and fun learning environment.

The course begins on flatwater with an introduction to whitewater paddling strokes, manoeuvres, and techniques. The afternoon is spent running the river, learning rescue techniques and river reading.

Shuttle from Up North Adventures to the river is provided.

* Minimum of 3 participants to run the course.

Duration: 1 day
Course Dates: Coming soon!
Price: $149.00 per person + 5% GST
Location: Takhini River
Includes: Boats, gear, wetsuits and equipment provided

Please contact us for more details and to sign up at school@upnorthadventures.com

Women’s Whitewater Retreat Weekend

Come join us for an exciting weekend away on the Takhini River for our Women’s beginner to advanced whitewater clinic. The retreat  focuses on learning new paddling skills, exercising, eating great food and spending time with an inspirational group of all female paddlers.

To optimize your skill development our Paddle Canada Instructor provides one-on-one feedback throughout the course. We focus on refining your paddling style and skill sets. Furthermore, you learn in a supportive and fun environment, where there is time made for questions.

We begin with a flatwater evening session reviewing basic to advanced whitewater techniques and skills, then the next morning is spent running the Upper Takhini River. The following topics are covered over the 2 full days; basic to advanced paddling strokes, river scouting, self-rescue and assisted rescue.

The second day consists of running the lower Takhini River and the Jaws. It is a fun Class II rapid, that gives participants the opportunity to try new manoeuvers and techniques in a safe environment.

The retreat is fully catered by Up North Adventures, with gourmet meals provided for Saturday and Sunday.

* Minimum of 4 participants to run the course.

Duration: 2 days
Course Dates: Coming soon!
Price: $295 + GST
Includes: Paddle Canada Instructor, gear and equipment, transportation and meals.

Please contact us for more details or to sign up at school@upnorthadventures.com