SOLO & TANDEM
CLASSIC CANOEING LESSONS


World renowned canoeist Becky Mason has been teaching her Classic Canoeing clinics on Meech Lake, Quebec for more than 30 years. Through these solo and tandem classes you can discover the joy of handling a canoe with poetry, confidence and grace in any conditions from the quiet of a misty morning to the pounding waves of a stormy lake.

BASIC SOLO (classic beginner)

Designed to introduce new canoeists to canoeing or for people who like to learn nice and slowly. Includes canoe and paddle appreciation, paddling strokes and safe canoeing practices. Learn the skills that will enable you to put your canoe exactly where you want it to go. Skills covered: forward and back paddling, pivots, side-slips, C-Stroke and controlled stopping.

CLASSIC SOLO (novice to advanced) Prerequisite is Basic or a couple of years of canoeing experience. The aim is to make your stroke the most efficient it can be so all the momentum of the canoe is utilized. Content covered: A review of Basic Solo plus a selection of these strokes: Canadian, Indian, Box, Bow Jam & Cut, Circle, Low Brace Turn, and Sculling draw and more.

CLASSIC TANDEM (novice to advanced) Designed to introduce both novice and experienced canoeist to the finer points of efficient tandem canoeing skills. Content will include: forward & back paddling, stationary and power pivots, side-slips, and landings with an emphasis on communication. A class everyone will enjoy even if your skill levels vary.

Canoe courses run May to autumn at Meech Lake in Gatineau Park, Quebec, 20 mins north of Ottawa. Other dates and times offered upon request. Equipment is provided including canoe. Fee amount includes tax.

  • 2 sessions of 2 hours each = 4 hours total.

  • Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs. evenings.(other evening combos welcome)

  • 6:30pm to 8:30pm (mornings & afternoons also available).

  • 1 to 3 people for solo clinics or 1 to 5 for tandem clinics.

  • Fee = $130. per person for SOLO or TANDEM.

Other times offer: morning 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon 12pm - 2pm or 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

 

Book: Request your dates and times: Email Becky Mason.

 

Payment: Pay Store or mail cheque or bring cash.

  • Payment due before or at the start of the first class.

Special: There is discount codes in store and discount paying in person.

 

Mail:  Becky Mason, P.O Box 1735, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1A1 Canada.

Happy Classic Canoeing clients:

 

Thank you so much for the awesome lessons you gave us!!  Your paddling style is so elegant, efficient and fun! A real pleasure to learn ... Your strategy on teaching the tandem course is inventive, perceptive and lots of fun! :-) 

Catherine Presseau.

 

For a customized Certificate please send the name and type of lesson and I'll make one for you.

 

Need paddling accreditation? Ask for a Paddle Canada quote.

 

Style Canoeing is similar to Classic Canoeing.

 

Driving Distances to Meech Lake

 

Chelsea Village (10 mins) 

Wakefield village (25 mins)

Gatineau/Hull City (15 mins)

Ottawa (20 mins)

Gatineau Camping (30 mins)

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