Intro to ocean kayaking

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  • Date
    Wednesday, 17 July, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    130 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC

Curious about kayaking? Learn the basics without getting wet. This popular clinic is full of tips and advice, so you can get comfortable and ask questions without wind or waves in the mix. Learn paddling lingo, essential safety gear, how to choose a kayak and paddle, and lots more.

Skill level: beginner

You’ll learn

  • Types of paddling trips, from short to overnight
  • What to bring paddling, including mandatory safety gear
  • How to choose a kayak for your size, skill level and goals
  • How to choose a paddle
  • Basics of packing a kayak
  • Tips for overnight trips
  • Where to try kayaks and take beginner lessons

Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!