Kayak School

Introduction to Kayaking

Have you ever wanted to learn how to kayak? Or just want to brush up on some skills? Join our experienced instructors for an evening on beautiful Chadburn Lake! This three hour clinic will give you all the skills you need to enter and exit the kayak, launch and land, basic strokes, equipment choices and trip planning. A perfect start to this exciting sport!

Duration: 3 hours
2017 Course Dates: May 30
June 6
June 20
July 11
6:30 to 9:30 pm
6:30 to 9:30 pm
6:30 to 9:30 pm
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Price: $74.00 per person + 5% GST
Includes: Boats and gear provided

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

Kayak RescueIntroduction to Kayak Rescue

This course is geared towards paddlers that have completed the Intro to Kayak Course (or equivalent experience) and are looking to learn about “what to do if things go wrong”! During this three hour course, we’ll cover a range of topics including clothing and equipment selection, bracing strokes, wet exits, buddy re-entry and paddle float re-entry.

Duration: 3 hours
2017 Course Dates: June 13
June 27
July 18
6:30 to 9:30 pm
6:30 to 9:30 pm
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Price: $74.00 per person + 5% GST
Includes: Boats, gear, wetsuits and equipment provided

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

Advanced Kayak RescueAdvanced Kayak Rescue

Paddlers that have completed the Intro to Kayak Course and the Intro to Rescue should plan to join us for this three hour course. After a review of rescue techniques such as bracing, paddle float and buddy re-entry, we move on to more advanced techniques including towing, stirrup re-entry and an introduction to kayak rolling.

Duration: 3 hours
2017 Course Dates: July 4
July 25
6:30 to 9:30 pm
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Price: $74.00 per person + 5% GST
Includes: Boats, gear, wetsuits and equipment provided

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

Yukon Kayak Fishing

Introduction to CanoeingWhy Kayak Fishing? The answer is simple – You catch more fish! Kayaks allow anglers to access lakes and rivers that have never seen a lure, have very little fishing pressure, make no noise and create no pollution. Kayaks are safe and easy to use, require very little maintenance and are affordable!

This is your chance to learn all about his exciting new sport. Our course consists of 2 evening sessions and 1 full day session. It is designed to give you the fundamentals of both kayaking and kayak fishing and get you started in the right direction. Fish on!

Day 1: Introduction to Kayaking

This three hour course will give you all the skills you need to enter and exit the kayak, launch and land, basic strokes required for safe paddling, equipment choices and a brief introduction to kayak rescues

Duration: 3 hours
Course Dates: Coming soon! 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: Chadburn Lake

Day 2: Introduction to Kayak Fishing

On our second night, our Instructors will teach you how to fish from your kayak. Topics include casting, trolling, landing fish, catch and release techniques, and rigging your boat for maximum safety, ease and efficiency. We’ll be targeting Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling tonight.

Duration: 3 hours
Course Dates: Coming soon! 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: Pumphouse Lake (on Fish Lake Road)

Day 3: Full Day of Kayak Fishing

Day three offers the chance to practice what we’ve learned so far in our first two classes. Under the watchful eye of our Instructors, we’ll spend the entire day exploring Snafu lake. Blending our paddling skills with either fly rod or spin cast, we’ll be stalking Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and Lake Trout. The days starts at 7:00 am at Up North Adventures where the van and driver will have the trailer loaded with our boats and gear. We’ll be back in town by 6:00 pm.

Duration: All day
Course Dates: Coming soon in 2017! 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: Snafu Lake (on Atlin Road)
Price for the
Full Course:
$295.00 plus GST per person
Includes: Boats and paddling gear, lunch and transportation on the 3rd day.
Excludes: Please bring your own fishing gear and fishing license.

To register for this course please contact us at school@upnorthadventures.com