ORCKA Canoe Tripping

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 or 2 or 3  5 Day Course

Multi Level Course

2022 DATES – 5 day CourseFee incl. hst
FULL Sorry – June 22-26, 2022$965
August 24-28, 2022$965

ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 3 Day Course

2022 Dates – 3 day CourseFee incl. hst

3 day or 5 day

Locations:  Huntsville / Algonquin Highlands Water Trail  

June CAMPSITE LAKES:  Raven, Gun, Sherbourne 

August CAMPSITE LAKES:  Raven, Gun, Sherbourne

Fee Includes:  group gear, Canoe, safety equipment, paddle, pfd,  AHWT Park camping fees, food.

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Level 1 – Introduction

Introduction to canoe tripping, for those who have little or no tripping experience

Prerequisite: ORCKA Basic Level 1 canoe skills, or comparable skills , a moderate level of fitness


Level 2 – Skill Development

Providing the experienced canoe tripping with the opportunity to improve their canoe tripping skills, stressing organization, safety, leadership, risk and crisis management.

Prerequisite:  ORCKA Basic 1-4 Canoeing, ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 or comparable skills and experience. Moderate level of fitness.


Level 3 * “Canoe trip Leader”

 Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:   or with permission of the Course Director – Judy Kirkwood

Prerequisites for Level 3:

  • ORCKA Canadian Stylistic Paddling Level 1A (tandem)
  • ORCKA River Running Level 1A (tandem)  or  Moving Water Level 1A (tandem)
  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership
  • At least one wilderness canoe trip of 5 days in length or longer
  • At least 17 years of age

**Please Note:  Level 3 participants – There will be written assignments to prepare prior to the trip, plus you must provide Kirkwood Canoe with a detailed Trip Log of your past canoe tripping experiences:

  • 25 nights of wilderness canoe tripping experience
  • Wilderness canoe tripping distances totally 500km
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which candidate was responsible for some of the organisation and leadership

When completing the Kirkwood Canoe Registration Form, please indicate which Level you consider yourself – Level 1 or 2 or 3.