Kayaking Lessons And School Based Kayaking Instructions For Groups And Individuals From North Vancouver, B.C.

Kayaking Lessons In British Columbia

Rising Sun Kayaks also specializes in kayak lessons and training for individuals and small to large groups. Our guides are specially trained in first aid and make our outdoor classroom like setting the perfect environment to give everything from on shore instruction to deep sea ocean paddling. Read below or contact us for more information about our schools.

Rising Sun's Kayak School - Lessons


Teaching a lesson in Deep Cove

"Thanks for helping us escape from work for a day! The entire office is grateful. We hope to paddle with you again."

Steve Raught, Richmond, B.C.

Our guides are eager to share their knowledge and love of kayaking.  We offer lessons throughout the year to individuals or groups.  The professional instruction we offer will forever furnish you with the basic kayaking skills to paddle confidently in any waters.  We will teach you about streamline, bulkheads, seat positioning, balance techniques, packing and the basic accessories you need to excel in this recreational sport.  After one of our lessons, you will know the techniques necessary to handle big waves and rough waters; we guarantee you walk away with the knowledge to paddle anywhere at anytime. 

In our classes you learn hands-on.  After a brief introduction to kayaking we will launch you into the water and make sure you have picked up proper paddling and maneuverability techniques.  Once you’ve learned, we will take a day trip into some B.C. waters where you will test your new skills immediately.

Rising Sun is proud to offer custom lessons with custom pricing for special groups and non-profit companies.  In the past, we have hosted recreation groups of disabled persons, community centers, high schools and elderly groups.  Our locations in North Vancouver and Egmont, on the Sunshine Coast, are excellent venues for our sea kayaking classes.  To check out some other places where you can take your lesson, see our day trips page…


Group lesson in September

Nimbus logos on two of our kayaks

About booking...

Our lessons customarily include a trip out on the water so you can get your paddles wet... so to speak. Included in most costs will be a short day trip, your kayak rental and all its associated equipment. While lessons most often take place in Deep Cove, we can teach at any beach on the Lower Mainland or Sunshine Coast. The cost will also include the price of guides and, if you elect to attach the lesson with a day trip, group picnic food and gear is inclusive. Lessons can be booked year round and there is no set schedule - we teach when you want to learn. To learn about creating a customized group lesson and day trip for your organization, please contact Kit.


About our kayaks...

Learn to paddle with us and you will be learning in the best kayaking vessels made on the planet today. Our Nimbus fiberglass and Kevlar boats are custom made for Rising Sun. These colorful Canadian-made boats are easy to maneuver, have large amounts of day storage and glide quickly along the water no matter how experienced the paddler. For those paddlers who already have experience, these boats are always available to rent.