Explore Canoeing is based out of Kitchener, Ontario and offers certified Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) courses. Our goal is to provide fun and interactive courses to allow you the opportunity to experience and love canoeing as much as we do.

"There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe..."

Sigurd F. Olson - The Singing Wilderness

Explore Canoeing is an Organizational Member of ORCKA. ORCKA is the provincial not-for-profit organization that is responsible for the promotion of safe, competent, and knowledgeable recreational paddling. ORCKA Organizational Members are the industry standard in paddling education, responsible guiding, and leadership.

What our customer's are saying...



Thanks Matt for an awesome experience! Your positive encouragement and patience made for a great day of learning new skills. I would highly recommend Matt for both individuals and families who wish to learn more about paddling.



Matt is a top notch instructor, the course was laid out and demonstrated in an easy to follow format, we had plenty of time to practise and demonstrate the new learned skills and had plenty of one on one instruction. I would highly recommend and will be returning to learn from Explore Canoeing!



I had barely any canoeing experience before taking the Level 1-3 tandem course. My partner had a lot of experience. Both of us learned a lot from this course. Matt is an excellent instructor and I now feel comfortable paddling in either position.

Friends of Explore Canoeing