Youth Introduction to Paddling


Our Youth Intro to Paddling program introduces children to the sport of sprint canoe/kayak in a fun, safe and team oriented environment! The program is professionally run by our CanoeKids certified Coaches! We focus on teaching the FUNdamentals of paddling by developing a foundation for movement skills, coordination, balance and team work.

On the water kids get to try out a variety of sprint boats. We have boats to accommodate all levels from beginner to expert!


Youth Intro to Paddling 

Who? 8-15 years old (turning 8 in 2024)

Experience? Beginners welcome, minimal paddling experience necessary

When? Choose Wednesday evenings 6:30-8pm in May and/or June.


Depending on weather and river conditions, the location of the program may vary between:

  • Paddlesport Dock at Bedford Channel in Fort Langley, Langley Township, BC (map)
  • Salmon River Dock at Memorial Grove in Fort Langley, Langley Township, BC (map)


Following this program, kids are eligible for our FUNdamentals program


Health and safety are our top priority, so all programs are run following provincial guidelines and using Canoe Kayak BC policies. Our programs are designed around the Canadian Sport for life Long-Term-Athlete-Development-Model and are in line with the CanoeKayakCanada LTAD Model. Our youth programs support children in aquiring a foundation to be active for life, learning fundamental paddling skills, and building on skills as they progress through our programs! Learn more about our sport HERE.


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