Whitewater kayaking is accessible to all and remains the best way to discover rivers.

With this program divided into 5 parts, you will be able to learn at your own pace in a completely safe environment. You will discover the Saint Lawrence River from a new perspective while living thrilling experiences.

SESSION 1 : FLAT WATER

This is an introduction course to whitewater kayaking. You will learn the name of the equipment and the following basics: the wet exit, or the art of getting out of a capsized kayak, sweep strokes and the power stroke, braces, the assisted recovery, and the introduction to the Eskimo roll. A must for a first time kayak experience or for those who wish to gain some notions. Can be taken with Initiation 2, which we strongly advise to take on the same day in order to fully grasp the basic techniques and to put them into practice.

LEVEL Beginner
MINIMUM AGE 12 years old
LOCATION KSF LaSalle
DATES Consult our calendar
DURATION 3 hours
GROUP 6 participants/instructor
PRICE $70
$130 in combo with Kayak Session 2
(use code ComboKayak at checkout)
INCLUDED Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, vest and helmet
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Prerequisites: Be confident in water. Participant must be 12 years old minimum; children under the age of 16 require must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity.

SESSION 2: ESKIMO ROLL

Prerequisites: Be confident in water. Session 1 completed or equivalent experience. Participant must be 12 years old minimum; children under the age of 16 require must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity.

The Eskimo roll is a technique that has been developed by our ancestors of the North, the Inuit, formerly known as Eskimos. You will learn this maneuver throughout this lesson, which consists of returning your capsized kayak to an upright position. The instructor will assist you during your first attempts. This course is necessary for someone who wishes to venture rivers. Can be taken with Initiation 1, which we strongly advise to take on the same day in order to fully grasp the basic techniques and to put them into practice.

LEVEL Beginner
MINIMUM AGE 12 years old
LOCATION KSF LaSalle
DATES Consult our calendar
DURATION 3 hours
GROUP 6 participants/instructor
PRICE $70
$130 in combo with Kayak Session 1
(use code ComboKayak at checkout)
INCLUDED Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, vest & helmet
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Prerequisites: Be confident in water. Session 1 completed or equivalent experience. Participant must be 12 years old minimum; children under the age of 16 require must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity.

SESSION 3: INTRODUCTION TO WHITE WATER

Kayal d'eau vive - KSF Montréal - SUP, SURF, KAYAK

This course has been developed for those who want to learn how to descend a river in a safely and independently way. You will learn the following techniques: the ferry, eddy turns to enter and exit currents, rapids reading, and river navigation. You will learn the river basics while discovering the most moderated sections of the famous Lachine Rapids.

LEVEL Intermediate
MINIMUM AGE 16 years old
LOCATION KSF LaSalle
DATES Consult our calendar
DURATION 6 hours
GROUP 6 participants/instructor
PRICE $130
$230 in combo with  Sessions 1 and 2
(use code ComboKayak123 at checkout)
INCLUDED Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, vest and helmet
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Kayal d'eau vive - KSF Montréal - SUP, SURF, KAYAK
Prerequisites: Session 1 and 2 completed or equivalent experience. Be confident with performing Eskimo rolls in flat water. Participant must be 16 years old minimum.

SESSION 4 : KAYAK SURFING

Kayal d'eau vive - KSF Montréal - SUP, SURF, KAYAK

Prerequisites: Session 1 to 3 completed or equivalent experience. Participant must be 16 years old minimum.

Before surfing on the advanced level waves of the Lachine Rapids, such as Big Joe, Gaétan, or the Pyramidal, you have to learn the basics of kayak surfing. Different techniques will be covered: front surfing as well as the first maneuvers in order to surf properly on the waves and holes. Kayak surfing, an array of emotions and accomplishments in a few paddle strokes!

LEVEL Intermediate
MINIMUM AGE 16 years old
LOCATION KSF LaSalle
DATES Consult our calendar
DURATION 3 hours
GROUP 5 participants/instructor
PRICE $70
$280 in combo with Sessions 1, 2, 3
(use code ComboKayak1234 at checkout)
INCLUDED Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, vest & helmet
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Prerequisites: Session 1 to 3 completed or equivalent experience. Participant must be 16 years old minimum.

SESSION 5 : BIG JOE

This course is intended for those who master the Eskimo roll and kayak surfing. Discover the most famous waves of the Lachine Rapids within a safe framework. During this lesson, we will teach you the main path to reach the Big Joe Wave and other nearby waves. Our instructors will guide you for your wave choices and will give you advices regarding your techniques. A dream worth achieving!

LEVEL Advance
MINIMUM AGE 18 years old
LOCATION KSF LaSalle
DATES Consult our calendar
DURATION 3 hours
GROUP 5 participants/instructor
PRICE $70
INCLUDED Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, vest & helmet
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Prerequisites: Session 1 to 4 completed, or equivalent experience, and master the Eskimo roll in white water. Participant must be 18 years old minimum.