Whitewater Training

Whitewater Introduction Solo May 30 and 5-7 June , 2020

Intended for individuals with little to no moving water / whitewater solo canoe experience. This course aims to introduce paddlers to the basic solo skills required to navigate through whitewater rapids. Emphasis will be placed on solo canoe skills using the 2x4 method as well as understanding whitewater principles and river safety. Successful participants will receive Paddle Canada Introduction to Moving Water Solo certification

Private boats may be used, but they must be fully outfitted with thigh straps and floatation, and must be pre-approved by course instructor.
RACCC has paddles, white water helmets and personal floatation devices (PFDs) available for student use.  Wetsuits are strongly recommended.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal gear, but you must talk to your instructor prior to the course to ensure your equipment appropriate for whitewater training. If you are considering buying gear prior to the course, you may wish to check with the instructors.

Minimum age 13
If under 18, the participant's parent or guardian must be present on site.

Dates: May 30 – half day

5-7 June (Friday - Sunday)

Location: RA Centre and Palmers Rapids (about 2.5 hrs drive from the RACCC Boat House)

Registration:  (Registration opens April 24h)
Minimum: 4     Maximum: 12 Participants

Cost:  : Member: $180     Non Member: $240    COURSE CODE: 00002265

Costs beyond the course fee include: carpooling, camping fees, food costs.

There are 3 ways to register: ( click here for information re: how to register)
1. Online OR
2. In person at the RA center (East Desk) OR
3. By telephone with RA Guest Services: (613) 733-5100

For more information contact:
re: course: the whitewater coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
re: registration: the RA center at 613.733.5100