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Course C4: Learn the Eskimo Roll

Chalifant Cove in the heart of Lake Superior Provincial park, Ontario, Canada

The ability to Eskimo roll will greatly increase your paddling confidence and provide an added measure of safety on wilderness journeys. We give a half hour of on-land instruction and then start "rockin" and "rollin". This course is frequently paired with a morning beginner course. Those who elect to take both get a $25.00 total deduction.

See updated calendar, or call for additional dates.

Trip at a Glance :
Dates: 1:00-4:00 PM:
June 6, June 20, 21, July 4, Sept. 5
Departure: Goulais Bay, Lake Superior (Caribou-Expeditions)
Price: $75 CDN (taxes included)
Level: Beginner/Novice
Distance: 0 km
Duration: half day
Included: kayaks, wet suit, instruction,
Not Included: Personal gear, lunch
Note: Ideal for novice paddlers.
Transportation from Sault Ste. Marie airport (YAM) to Voyageurs' Lodge and return - $100.00.


We assemble at Trout Lake, 15 km north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (public boat launch) at 9:00 a.m. (morning session) or 1:00 p.m. (afternoon session). We will introduce you to kayak design and equipment, demonstrate the strokes, and practice exists and rescues. So be prepared to get wet!

All you need to bring is bathing suit, towel, goggles, nose plugs (see Provisions and Requirements link below).

Hour 1: Classroom Instruction

Hour 2- 3: On-water Session

  • Practice Hip Flick and Sweep
  • Pawlatta Roll
  • Wet exit
  • C to C Roll
  • Screw Roll

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