Georgian Bay Paddling

Collingwood, Ontario

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     ABOUT
Georgian Bay Paddling was established by head Canoe Instructor Kelly Miller. She first learned of her love for canoeing through the Outdoors club at her Collingwood high school and continued to practice the sport throughout her life, often with her own kids in tow, and dabbling in kayaking as well. Later in life, as an established teacher, Kelly decided to earn her ORKCA Basic Canoeing Instructor Certification in order to combine two of her favourite things: teaching and paddling. She feels very fortunate to be able to teach these skills in the beautiful Collingwood area, seeing the joy in her students' eyes (kids and adults alike) as they step out of the norm of the classroom environment.
Qualifications: ORCKA Basic Canoeing Instructor, ORCKA River Running 1A, ORCKA Flatwater Kayaing, First Aid/CPR, OCT

Our Mission at Georgian Bay Paddling is to provide a safe, fun, inclusive and informative environment for everyone who has an interest in paddling, whether new to it or looking to improve technique.

    Equity and Accessibility

We, at Georgian Bay Paddling, are committed to offering programming to all. If someone wants to get on the water, we want to help them get there! Since every person's needs are unique, please feel free to contact us so we can work together toward removing barriers that exist and introduce you to the amazing world of recreational paddling.

If you are interested in competitive paddling for people with disabilities, click on this link: https://canoekayak.ca/paddle-all/




Need another date to accommodate your group? Contact us and we'll do our best to find one!

NEW! Drop-in Coaching Sessions

$25.00 Pre-register online and come by for some coaching time for ORCKA Basic Canoeing skills. Bring your own canoe or borrow one of ours. Let us know what you'd like to work on and we'll spend a few hours on the water working on it together. Groups will be limited to 5 participants. Tuesday nights in Collingwood. (Register for each separately) July 5, 19, 26, Aug 2, 16, 23

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Thanks for a great season! We will see you in 2023!

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Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • *****ALL COURSES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 3 PARTICIPANTS TO RUN*****
  • PAYMENT
  • A 50% deposit is required upon registration to secure a participant place on a course.
  • The remaining 50% is due 14 days before the course start date.
  • Payments can be made online through Paypal or by cash or e-transfer to info@georgianbaypaddling.com
  • REFUNDS and CANCELLATION
  • A full refund (or rescheduling of course) will be provided for the following scenarios:
  • - Course cancellation made by Georgian Bay Paddling due to unsafe weather conditions (to be determined by lead instructor)
  • - Course cancellation made by Georgian Bay Paddling for any other reason
  • - Cancellation made for any reason by participant more than 30 days prior to the course
  • If cancellation is made by the participant the following schedule will determine the refund amount:
  • 1 month before course start = Full refund
  • 2 weeks before course start = 50% of full course fee refund (or equal to 50% deposit)
  • 1 week before course start = 25% refund of full course fee
  • Less than 1 week of course start = No refund
***We are currently on a break for our own adventures and will be happy to reply to your messages on or after July 20th***

(In the meantime you are still able to register online for courses)

If you have any questions about our courses or would like to enquire about booking a private course or alternative dates, please complete the form below.