MEC Festival Clinics & Workshops

  • Date
    Saturday, 07 July, 2018
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 03:30 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
  • Address
    Willows Beach
    2740 Dalhousie St
    Victoria, BC


Paddlefest Clinics

Clinic Registration is now LIVE. 

Registration closes Friday, July 6th @ 12:00pm (noon) PST.

Get on the water this summer with MEC! We have clinics to introduce first-timers to canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding, as well as intermediate and advanced clinics to fine tune your strokes and skills.

All our land clinics are free and offer opportunities to learn about planning and preparing for paddling trips, yoga for paddlers, and flora in the PNW.

Clinic Costs:

Land Clinics (45min): FREE

On-Water Clinics (1.5hrs): $15 + GST

PFDs, paddles, and boats/boards are supplied for each on water clinic, unless otherwise listed. Feel free to bring your own PFD and/or paddle if you prefer. If you are bringing your own boat or board to Paddlefest, it must be appropriately outfitted with safety gear.

Discovery Shuttle:

Chain Islands Eco Tour (45min): by donation to Power To Be

Registration will be available at the Ocean River Sports tent on the south end of Willows Beach. 


Click here for a PDF Clinic Schedule.

If you are an intructor or organization interested in supporting our programming, please email our Paddlefest Coordinator at


Water based clinics are organized into two different skill levels: beginner (101) and intermediate (201). Click on the links below to register for the clinic of your choice!

Please note:
- Land clinics do not require pre-registration. Just show up and learn!
- Discovery Shuttle is first come first served at the Ocean River Sports tent (by donation to Power To Be)
KAYAK 101 Clinics Intro to Kayaking 10AM 12PM 2PM
Women's Kayak Clinic 10AM    
Kayaking for Kids   12PM  
201 Clinics Stroke Tune-up 10AM    
Intermediate Edging 10AM    
Kayak Rescues   12PM 2PM
Intro to Rolling   12PM  
Intermediate Strokes     2PM
Greenland Kayaking     2PM
SUP 101 Clinics Intro to SUP 10AM 12PM 2PM
SUP Yoga 10AM 12PM  
SUP With Your PUP     2PM
201 Clinics Advanced Board Handling 10AM    
Chatham Island SUP Tour   12PM  
SUP Racing     2PM


CANOE 101 Clinics Adaptive Canoeing (voyageurs) 10AM 12PM  
Intro to Canoeing     2PM