Founded in 1994 we are located on Lake Superior (the world's largest freshwater inland sea) at the mouth of the mighty Michipicoten River, near Wawa, Ontario. Our focus is on silent sports: specifically sea kayaking, canoeing, Voyageur Canoe, and hiking. Our base includes Rock Island Lodge B&B, great certified sea kayak skills, instructor and guide training programs, sea kayak and canoe rentals, shuttles and more. Our goal is to be your Canadian Lake Superior Experts!

Overview

Experience the most dynamic environment on the Great Lakes. Our paddling centre at the junction of the Michipicoten River and Lake Superior, near Wawa, Ontario, offers a diverse array of paddling conditions, ranging from flatwater to strong currents and eddy lines, surf beaches and standing waves, rock hopping and access to hundreds of kilometres of exposed wilderness coast—along with indoor learning spaces.
We offer beginner-expert skills plus instructor training in sea kayak, SUP and canoe, with certifications available through Paddle Canada, the American Canoe Association and British Canoe. Regardless of your skill level, it’s the perfect place to achieve your paddling goals. For novice-level sea kayak training, the calm, sheltered waters of the Michipicoten River offer an ideal training ground. Intermediate-advanced-level participants will find the dynamic waters of the river flowing into Lake Superior challenging and rewarding as you paddle in moving water, with eddies and standing waves. Our 7-acre property includes a beach shelter and indoor learning spaces with a WiFi connection for theory lessons. We also offer waterfront campsites for course participants. If you prefer, our Rock Island Lodge provides B&B-style accommodations.
Starting at
$160 CAD
Per Day

Trip Highlights

  • We have the ability to offer certified courses in 3 disciplines.
  • Novice instruction takes place on the warmer, calmer River side
  • Lake Superior and river current for intermediate instruction
  • Surf conditions for advanced instruction
  • Zero travel time from theory to water = more time in boats

Founded in 1994 we are located on Lake Superior (the world's largest freshwater inland sea) at the mouth of the mighty Michipicoten River, near Wawa, Ontario. Our focus is on silent sports: specifically sea kayaking, canoeing, Voyageur Canoe, and hiking. Our base includes Rock Island Lodge B&B, great certified sea kayak skills, instructor and guide training programs, sea kayak and canoe rentals, shuttles and more. Our goal is to be your Canadian Lake Superior Experts!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Paddleboarding

Activity

  • Sea Kayaking & Touring

Experience/Service

  • Instruction or Skills Clinic

Waterway

  • Big Lakes

Accomodation

  • Base Camp

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Accreditation

  • Skills Certification

Dates & Packages

Lake Superior Kayak, Canoe, and SUP Instruction

LEVEL-1 SKILLS: A comprehensive introduction to sea kayak day tripping in calm water.
LEVEL-2 SKILLS: An introduction to intermediate paddling skills and wilderness sea kayak travel while camping along a moderately exposed coastline.
Intermediate Combo SK Skills: This course combines the unique features of BC Sea Kayak Coastal Skills, Paddle Canada Level 2 skills and ACA Level 4 Kayak skills into a program that includes a strong rescue/leadership component with kayak tripping theory and practice.
Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills: A sea kayak seamanship and leadership course for intermediate to advanced paddlers undertaken as a 5-day paddling expedition of the Lake Superior coast. It’s focused on helping you master skills and develop experience through on- and off-water learning sessions, a wide variety of scenarios and paddle practice time.
Basic Sea Kayak Instructor: Become a certified instructor of novice sea kayak skills.
Level I Sea Kayak Instructor: Become a certified instructor of novice sea kayak skills.
SUP Basic- Advanced Flatwater Skills: Become a certified instructor of novice sea kayak skills.
SUP PC Instructor: Learn the basic SUP skills or improve your existing skills.
Custom Instruction

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