Intro to Ocean Kayaking

  • Date
    Sunday, 29 March, 2020
  • Time
    From 10:15 am to 11:30 am PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Victoria
    1450 Government st.
    Victoria, BC

As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 

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

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

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!