Nanook Expeditions

Nanook Expeditions

Paddling school and guide-led expeditions in the Ottawa area and beyond

Winter 2023

  • Winter Theory Programs
    Winter Theory Programs

    Ottawa | Learn how to plan your paddling adventures, navigate confidently along your route and prepare for the unexpected along the way.

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  • Open Pool Sessions
    Open Pool Sessions

    Ottawa, London | Improve your paddling skills in a safe and warm environment, or just keep them sharp during the off-season. Our experienced instructors will be present to answer any questions and to help you.

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Summer 2023

  • Basic Skills Course
    Basic Skills Course

    Durham Region, Ottawa | Our Fundamentals of Sea-kayaking instructional program is a great program to get started, and to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

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  • Level 1 Skills Course
    Level 1 Skills Course

    Durham Region, Ottawa | Want to feel confident you can paddle efficiently and safely, and enjoy your kayaking excursions even more. This course teaches you the key paddling strokes, self- & assisted- rescues, safety standards and regulations, and more.

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  • Level 2 Skills + Wilderness Camping
    Level 2 Skills + Wilderness Camping

    Ottawa Area, Georgian Bay | Take your skills to the next level! Now that you can successfully operate your kayak, learn how to make the most of your paddling skills and practice them on a wilderness adventure trip.

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In addition to our full summer calendar we’d like to highlight one of our exciting paddle opportunities. Through our Strategic Partnership with TRAK Kayaks, we are excited to invite paddlers of all skill levels out on our five-day expedition and skills development trip on the beautiful Ottawa River. Visit the TRAK website for more details.

Guide-led Expeditions

Dates for the 2023 season will be added soon.

Phillip Edward Island

A beautiful series of islands on Georgian Bay, Phillip Edward Island is one of the outer islands of the Bay. There is plenty to explore...
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Rideau Canal Women Only Paddling Trip

Meet new people or bring a friend to enjoy an exciting paddling excursion along the historic Rideau Canal system.  Paddle between Chaffey’s Locks and Perth...
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TRAK Expeditions

We have partnered this year with TRAK Kayaks to offer some specialized trips for new and experienced TRAK kayak owners – or for kayaking enthusiasts...
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Nanook Expeditions, based in the Ottawa area, offers paddling experiences throughout Ontario.  

We offer Paddle Canada certified courses and paddling clinics to help you improve your paddling skills, including Level 1 and Level 2 Sea Kayaking Skills courses. These courses and clinics focus on paddling stroke development, rescues and other great skills that will help you feel more confident to plan your own kayak trips.

In addition, we offer our outdoor adventure trips combining paddling, camping and tasty meals with our experienced guide-instructors. These expeditions are great for families, friends and Corporate groups.

Join us for the 2023 summer season! We are looking forward to seeing you on one of our courses, clinics, and trips  – see our Schedule of Events for 2023 for our full program schedule. 

And if you have something in mind that you do not see, please give us a call. We are always looking for new adventures.