Kayaking

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Sea Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks are classified by their use. There are eight primary classifications: polo, slalom, whitewater, surf, touring/expedition, light touring/day tripping, sprint/racing and general recreation.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Kayaking." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 Jul. 2012. Web. 9 Jul. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayaking>



Kayak Rentals

  1. Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre - Paddle Toronto offers lessons in sea kayaking at Harbourfront Toronto and in University Settlement House Pool. Toronto, Ontario phone: 416-203-2277 or 1-800-960-8886
  2. Island Lake Conservation Area rents sit upon kayaks and sea kayaks to use on the Island Lake in Orangville, Ontario phone: 519-941-6329 or 1-800-367-0890
  3. Kelso Conservation Area rents kayaks, paddle boats and canoes. Also has a supervised swimming beach on 35 hectare lake with mountain biking trails nearby. Milton, Ontario Map phone: 905.878.5011
  4. Professors Lake offers sit upon kayak rental in Brampton, Ontario. phone: 905-791-7751
  5. The Complete Paddler provides kayaking courses or practice sessions in a heated pool to cover basic, intermediate and advanced kayaking techniques. Location: Glenforest Pool in Mississauga. phone: 416) 255-6905
  6. Toronto Adventures offers kayak rentals and lessons. phone: 416-536-2067
  7. White Squall Paddling Centre rents a variety of kayaks and gear. Their lake is landlocked, so you must transport rentals using roof racks and/or padding and strong ropes or arrange a shuttle. Nobel, Ontario phone: 705-342-5324



Kayaking Lessons

  1. Beausoleil Island Kayak Demo Days Georgian Bay Islands National Park has partnered with White Squall Outfitters to offer guided sea kayaking trips exploring some of the islands and bays found in the northern portion of the park. Join a Parks Canada interpreter and a White Squall guide on a daylong adventure. Contact White Squall at 705-342-5324 for details.
  2. Mississauga Canoe Club provides kayaking lessons for adults.
  3. The Complete Paddler provides kayaking courses or practice sessions in a heated pool to cover basic, intermediate and advanced kayaking techniques. Location: Glenforest Pool in Mississauga. phone: 416) 255-6905
  4. Toronto Adventures kayaking lessons including:
    Humber River - Intro to Kayak & Canoeing program
    Rouge River – Intro to Kayak & Canoeing program,
    phone: 416-536-2067
  5. White Squall Paddling Centre provides a variety of lessons from various lakes in Ontario. Nobel, Ontario phone: 705-342-5324