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Paddlefit has been Ottawa’s number one stand up paddling company for more than 5 years. Originally starting as a kayak and paddling instruction operator, Paddlefit evolved into stand up paddling, or SUP. The popularity of SUP has emerged as a global sport, with a Hawaiian heritage.
With certified, professional instructors, Paddlefit offers a wide variety of SUP programs for people of all ages and abilities.  Introductory programs, Yoga classes to advanced racing and river surfing clinics.  As well Paddlefit offers equipment rentals and sales.  The sport is easy to learn, and is a great way to stay fit on the water.  Paddlefit has it all to help you get into and develop in this great sport of stand up paddling.


Program introduces the novice to paddling a paddle board on calm sheltered water. Activities focus on individual safety, basic paddling skills, and the knowledge required to confidently pursuit this sport.  With us you can now attend any of our more advanced courses or on your own.  Our goal is to get you quickly standing and confidently paddling your board.

Prerequisites None
Season May – September
Equipment Provided Board, paddle, leash, life jacket.
Schedule Click here for the calendar.
Locations Bate Island – Meech Lake – Lac Leamy – Jacque Cartier Park – Aylmer Beach

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Increase your SUP fitness and strength with a rewarding high intensity, yet low impact stability workout for the mind, body and soul. SUP challenges many components of fitness; balance, strength, endurance, co-ordination, flexibility, and core stability which we will develop in our program. All you need is a positive attitude, and your body weight.  We provide the board and a paddle for the functional movements we will practice on land and water. If you are looking to get toned, having fun on the water this summer then register today.

Prerequisites Intro to SUP
Season June – Sept.
Equipment Provided Board, paddle, lifejacket.
Schedule Click here for the calendar.
Locations Bate Island – Meech Lake – Lac Leamy – Jacque Cartier Park – Aylmer Beach

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Program introduces paddle boarders to currents in a river environment. The learning is focused on the fundamentals of entering, exiting and understanding river currents. A strong emphasis is placed on safety, proper equipment, reading the river, and skill development.  Come ride the waves with us.

Prerequisites Intro to SUP
Season April – August
Equipment Provided Board, paddle, helmet, quick release leash, lifejacket.
Schedule Click here for the calendar.
Location Bate Island.
Just off the Champlain Bridge

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The membership program allows those paddlers who have taken the Intro to SUP program to continue to improve and develop their skills on the water.  Members are able to attend any Paddlefit program during the season.  Enjoy unlimited access to SUP Yoga, Riding River Currents and our Fitness programs.  Instructors will be providing ongoing feedback to support your development.  Season members have the option to join us at local events like SUP For CHEO, Rouge River, Petawawa and Wakefield races as part of the Paddlefit Team.   Bring your own board or rent from us.

Prerequisites Intro to SUP
Season May – September
Equipment can be provided Select “Members Rental” option when registering.
Schedule Click here for the calendar.
Locations Bate Island – Meech Lake – Lac Leamy – Jacque Cartier Park – Aylmer Beach

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The Basic SUP Instructor course is designed to provide a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Basic Stand Up Paddleboard program. It normally serves as the entry point into the Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard instructor program.


Paddlefit offers instructor certification courses, as outlined by Paddle Canada. Our courses are equivalent to the Paddle Canada course offering. To view information about the certification details, please visit the Paddle Canada website, or contact Paddlefit at 613.715.2243 or email us for more details.



Level 1 Perks

  • Water safety, group management, rescue and towing techniques
  • SUP laws and regulations in Canda
  • Introductory SUP instruction
  • Group and class management
  • Level 1 fulfills the Paddle Canada Basic flat water SUP Instructor certificate.
  • Assess client’s physical and paddling skills
  • Advanced technique and skill development
  • Discounts with Paddlefit brand partners
  • Access to becoming an Apprentice with us
  • Level 2 fulfills the Paddle Canada Advanced flatwater SUP Instructor certificate and an introduction to SUP in river currents.


Level 2 – 3 Perks

  • Advanced personal coaching
  • Develop paddling skills in a river environment
  • Safety equipment and group management skills in a moving water environment
  • Access to becoming an Affiliate Paddlefit program



Paddlefit Level 1
Level 1 is our foundation course.  The focus is on water safety, the current laws and regulations regarding SUP in Canada, equipment designs, and construction methods.   Level 1 will also cover basic paddling and teaching skills on flat, calm water in a group setting. You will learn and gain the confidence necessary to introduce others safely to the sport of SUP.  You will need to be able to show that you are a confident paddler and communicator during the course. Successful candidates will demonstrate their skills and knowledge in written, oral and practical forms. This will be accomplished by completing and passing our practical, written and verbal tests. Prerequisites: First Aid/CPR certified, intermediate paddling skills or better (control the board/comfortable in varying conditions), understanding the basic concepts of SUP.


Paddlefit Level 2
Paddlefit Level 2 builds on the foundation of Level 1 with the emphasis now being on expanding your instruction into rougher waters. This course will allow you to work more in-depth on your own paddling skills as well as tricks and tips for helping you to assess your clients and improve their flatwater paddling strokes and maneuvers. Level 2 will cover group dynamics, class management, and safety in winds and rough water conditions. Prerequisites: First Aid/CPR Certified, Paddlefit Level 1 or equivalent. Intermediate to advanced paddling skills (able to perform advanced skills such as pivot turn, perform a rescue and is comfortable in all paddling conditions)


Paddlefit Level 3 – Apprenticeship Program
Paddlefit Level 3 is all about becoming an advanced level SUP instructor trainer. Our focus will be on teaching you coaching techniques and cues. You will leave this course with the tools you need to offer your own instructor certification courses through Paddle Canada, as well as empowering you to take on a Paddlefit location of your own. This course is offered concurrently with our level 1 and 2 courses. Prerequisites: First Aid/CPR certified, Paddlefit Level 2 or Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP instructor, advanced to expert level paddling skills on flat water.


Paddleboard Rentals and Events OttawaPaddlefit can make your youth program, birthday party, corporate team building, sports team cross training, or family vacation a lot more fun, active, and healthy! Whether you want a group lesson, or a customized program we can create a package to fit your needs! We have waterfront locations within Ottawa, or will travel to your cottage, beachfront property, or lake. Safety and training is provided to ensure everyone has fun – from beginner on up. We offer equipment rental, as well as surfski and kayak coaching.


Reach us at 613-715-2243 or info@paddlefit.com to book your event or rental.

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