Welcome to our Paddle Canada Basic SUP Skills Course Page!

Our Paddle Canada Basic SUP Course is the perfect way to get into the world of Paddleboarding!

This course will cover all the basics including mounting your board, teaching and refining SUP Strokes, proper falling techniques, prone paddling, information on gear, understanding weather and safety conditions and more!

June – September 2023


Event Duration:
2.5 -Hours

West End Beaches, Toronto

How to Book

Select the “Book Now” button above, you will be directed to the reservations part of the page.

Select the Date that works for you, then complete our simple online booking steps to complete your reservation.


Basic SUP “Paddleboarding” Course and Equipment Rental Package: $90 + HST

Basic SUP “Paddleboarding” Course Only: $60 + HST

What’s Included

Course & Equipment Rental

  • SUP “Paddleboard”
  • Adjustable SUP Paddle
  • Coast Guard Safety Kit
  • PFD “life jacket”
  • Copy of all required course content materials
  • Certification card
  • Our experienced instructor(s) to help you every step of the way!

Course Only

  • Copy of all required course content materials
  • Certification card
  • Our experienced instructor(s) to help you every step of the way!
What to Bring
  • Dress in wet gear suitable for the water and weather!
  • Something to secure your shades so they don’t fall in and sink!
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & hats, are all recommended for sunny days!
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Snacks, water/beverage
  • Paper and pen/pencil
  • Photo ID
  • Don’t forget your Cameras!

*If you select the Course Only option, you must bring your own SUP Board, Paddle, PFD and Coast Guard Safety Kit as well.

How It Works

We start our day by meeting up at the South Kingsway Boat launch (directions down below) and begin our orientation. After the knowledge section of the course is complete, it’s time to get our equipment together and begin our on-water section. We warm up with a leisurely paddle south to the mouth of the river and into Lake Ontario. We’ll paddle east into the protected waters inside the break wall and Sunnyside Beach. While inside the break wall we will practice the techniques in the orientation as well as proper falling and remounting techniques. We’ll take a quick break at the beach before we get back on the water for our final skills assessment. At the end of the day, we will return to the South Kingsway Boat launch for dismissal.
Course Start: 10:00 am
Course Finish: 12:30>1:00 pm estimated

Important Information
  • Participants must be 13 and older. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian arrive for orientation to complete the paperwork (e.g. waiver).
  • Frequent Paddler Pass: For those who purchased our Frequent Paddler Pass, apply your personalized discount code into the Promo Code section and the appropriate discount will be applied!
  • The course is subject to weather and other factors out of our control. If we must cancel or delay a course we will let you know as soon as possible.
  • FOR FALL COURSES: WETSUIT or other COLD WEATHER SUBMERSION CLOTHING is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. We will be capsizing and getting into the water.

Click Here to view our Cancellations & Rescheduling Policy

Frequent Paddler Discount Pass

Become a Frequent Paddler today and save on our huge selection of Kayaking, Canoeing & SUP Guided Tours, Lessons & Events! Best of all, by using your Frequent Paddler Discount Pass you can bring guests and book up to 4 boats/seats using your discount!

How Much? Our 2023 Frequent Paddler Pass is Only $20+tax!

Restrictions apply. Click Here for More Information!

Map & Directions

Directions to South Kingsway Boat Ramp

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