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School & Youth Groups Granville Island, Jericho Beach

This is a Paddle Canada certified course

More and more schools and youth groups are using water sport to give kids a new and exciting physical challenge. For over 30 years, our experienced Paddle Canada–certified instructors have provided individual and group paddling programs to more than 25,000 kids aged 8–16.

We can design our programs to meet your needs or specific curriculum goals. We can also create full-day multi-sport programs that combine kayaking with stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, skimboarding, or windsurfing at the Jericho Sailing Centre.

2019 Dates & Times:

Customized programs available from May to October. We can also host small groups from November to April.


Kayaking Programs

  • 2 hours: $35/student
  • Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Certification (8 hours): four 2h sessions $139/student

SUP Programs

  • 2 hours: $35/student

Pricing listed is applicable for K–12 schools and non-profit youth programs. ESL schools and adult groups, please refer to our Group Tours.

Other things to note:

This program is intended for elementary and high school students or youth groups aged 8–16. If you’d like to book a tour for post-secondary, ESL, or adult groups, see our private and group tours.

Programs run with one certified instructor for every six students. We can accommodate groups of 6–30 students for kayaking and 6–12 students for paddleboarding.

Groups up to 12 can paddle at either of our Granville or Jericho Beach locations. Groups up to 30 can use our Jericho Beach location. Larger groups are possible with sufficient notice. Please note that stand-up paddleboarding is only available at Granville Island.