Manitoba Paddling Association


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Armed with tips from experienced instructors, students or young campers learn to traverse waterways in kayaks or Chinese dragon boats

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Camp does not have extra-small sized life jackets; must provide your own. Reservation required. Camp expiration varies depending on session; view camp dates and registration deadlines here. All services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Six Options 

  • C$15 for a two-hour introductory kayaking course for one (a C$30 value)
  • C$30 for a two-hour introductory kayaking course for two (a C$60 value)
  • C$15 for a two-hour introductory dragon-boat course for one (a C$30 value)

Classes of 10–20 students steer vessels through the Red River of the North, led by instructors imparting the basics of either singlehandedly manning a kayak or working with a full crew to propel a dragon boat. Lessons take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

  • C$99 for a five-day dragon-boat camp for one child (a C$200 value)
  • C$189 for a five-day dragon-boat camp for two children (a C$400 value)
  • C$75 for a five-day kayak camp for one child (a C$150 value)

Kids aged 10–16 explore the outdoors and learn the basics of on-the-water paddling in a five-day camp, lasting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Kids should bring a lunch, hat, and sunscreen every day. Click here for camp dates and registration deadlines.

Manitoba Paddling Association

The Manitoba Paddling Association functions as the provincial sport governing body for local competitive canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating. The association encourages the community to stay physically fit while still having fun through a variety of events such as races, year-round programs, and annual Dragon Boat festivals. Events change according to the season, and include summer camps that school beginners in the kayaking basics, spring training that introduces tougher techniques for competitive teams, and winter programs that offer opportunities to stay fit on shore, such as cross-country skiing, indoor circuit and strength training in the snow.

Customer Reviews

Instructors were very knowledgeable, positive and encouraging. Loved my experience! I would definitely recommend this event and would go back for another adventure.
Brigit K. · September 17, 2017
Had a fun time. If you try the higher end boats, prepare to fall into the river - so a change of clothes and a towel is recommended.
Janie J. · August 30, 2017
I took it to see if I would like kayaking before buying one. They wanted to show you how to go faster, but I am looking for a leisurly pace once I have my own. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. It was fun
Terry J. · August 28, 2017

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