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We are Paddle Manitoba - and we want you to paddle

Take a canoe, take a kayak; maybe even take a stand-up paddle board. If you don't have one of your own - borrow or rent one. Be Manitoban and experience the true beauty that Manitoba is by travelling the amazing lakes and waterways that make up our home.

Paddle Manitoba is the advocate and instructional organization for recreational paddlesports in Manitoba. We are not-for-profit and volunteer run. We:

  • Foster Paddling Community
  • Promote Paddling Culture
  • Encourage safe canoeing and kayaking
  • Enable quality instruction through a national standards program
  • Advocate for the interests of paddlers and our natural environment and waterways

Upcoming event registration

If you're looking for an opportunity to get out on the water, even if it's for the first time, register for one of our Instructor led events below.

  • It's a Cinch! Canoe School (Offering #1).

    05/25/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Come Learn Five Knots for Lake Paddling

  • Aquatic Invasive Species - Unwanted Guests. Canoe School (Offering #1).

    05/27/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    The facts behind invasive species, how to think about them and how to take action to prevent introducing them where they aren't wanted.

  • Averting Disaster. Canoe School (Offering #1).

    06/01/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Canoeing has its risks but they may not be what you think. In this session, start to understand what 'risk' is and how to develop strategies to allow you to paddle and plan trips calmly and with confidence. It puts forward the idea that 'Risk Management' is a lifestyle not just an hypothetical exercise.

  • Leave No Trace & How to Make "Do" in the Woods, Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/03/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Leave No Trace & How to make "do" in the woods

  • Trouble Keeping on the Straight and Narrow. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/08/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    In this clinic we will look at the mechanics and theory to help you understand how you can be effective in keeping control over your canoe. 

  • There and Back in a Day. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/10/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Your guide to day tripping

  • The Chilling Facts. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/15/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Understanding the risks of exposure and temperature based dangers.

  • Canoe by Design! Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/17/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Does the advertising and vast selection of canoes seem confusing and daunting? In this session, begin to understand the theory of canoe design and develop the confidence to objectively look at the shape to recognize each boats strengths and weaknesses.

  • Sleep Amongst the Stars. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/22/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Your guide to overnight trips

  • Where are We Anyway. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/24/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    An introduction to staying found!

  • Wind, Waves and Weather. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    06/29/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Your guide to paddling (or not) in extreme conditions.

  • Person Overboard! Canoe School (Offering #2).

    07/01/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Your guide to canoe rescue

  • History of the Canoe. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    07/06/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    History of the Canoe

  • It's a Cinch! Canoe School (Offering #2).

    07/08/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Come Learn Five Knots for Lake Paddling

  • Invasive Species. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    07/13/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    The facts behind invasive species, how to think about them and how to take action to prevent introducing them where they aren't wanted.

  • Averting Disaster. Canoe School (Offering #2).

    07/15/2021 19:00 PM - 20:00 PM @ Virtual Classroom ($10.00)

    Canoeing has its risks but they may not be what you think. In this session, start to understand what 'risk' is and how to develop strategies to allow you to paddle and plan trips calmly and with confidence. It puts forward the idea that 'Risk Management' is a lifestyle not just an hypothetical exercise.

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