ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 2 & 3 Tandem

Basic Canoeing Level 2 and 3 (Tandem) builds on the skills introduced in Basic Canoeing Level 1 and 2 by refining the paddling techniques and performing the manoeuvres with more precision. Suitable those who have some paddling experience and want to develop their skills to a higher level.


ORCKA Basic Canoeing Level 1 (Tandem), equivalent certification or comparable skills and experience (with permission of the Course Director)



Location:Earl Rowe Provincial Park, near Alliston Ontario

Physical Difficulty:

Long days in the canoe. Participant must be comfortable in water with lifejacket. Some lifting and caring of the canoe (not required if the person is young or has physical difficulties)

What's Included:

Canoe, paddle, lifejacket, safety equipment and instruction

What's not Included:

Transportation, food, parking fees, camp fees or accommodation

Course Content


Swimming and treading water

Retrieving a swamped canoe

Canoe over canoe rescue

Re-entering canoe


Windy weather precautions

Environmental awareness

Outdoor precautions

Government regulations

Equipment knowledge



Changing positions


Sideward displacement

Forward straight line

Inside and outside turns

Inside and outside circles

Inside and outside landings

Reverse straight line

Lifts and carries

Transporting canoe on vehicle

Canoe tour

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