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Please join us for a a free XC ski waxing clinic with Swix and Fischer representative Bryan Ayler.

In this 1 hours clinic, Bryan will be focusing on classic ski waxing (base cleaning, base prep, grip waxing, glide waxing) but will also be touching base on skate ski waxing method.

Dates
January 19, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free 0.00
February 9, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free 0.00
Location Trailhead Paddleshack
2148 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1H1 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Paddle Shack
2148 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1H1
613-722-4229
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An hour and 15 minutes of fun with instructor Tara Hamilton. Never been on a stand up paddle board? This clinic is for you!

Skills Covered:

  • Choosing and holding a paddle
  • Lifting and carrying a board
  • Mounting a board at beach or dock
  • Prone Paddling
  • Paddling while kneeling
  • Standing up
  • Paddling in a straight line
  • Forward stroke
  • Braking stroke
  • Falling off safely
Dates
July 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Intro to SUP Clinic 40.00
July 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Intro to SUP Clinic 40.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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Basic Kayak introduces the novice to paddling a kayak in calm sheltered water.

Skills Covered:

Rescue skills

  • Wet Exit
  • Retrieving a swamped kayak
  • Assisted Rescue
  • Rafting

Paddling skills

  • Lifting and carrying a kayak
  • Forward and reverse paddling
  • Forward and reverse sweep strokes
  • Draw stroke
  • Low brace

Knowledge

  • Boat design
  • Boat outfitting
  • Clothing
  • Safety Equipment
  • Paddles
  • Injury prevention
  • Equipment care
  • Kayaking resources
Dates
June 25, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Basic Kayak Skills 160.00
July 16, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Basic Kayak Skills 160.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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This 2.5 hours course introduces novice paddlers to paddling in enclosed sheltered waters and calm conditions. Successful participants will receive the Paddle Canada “Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Skills Award.”

Skills Covered:

Safety skills

  •       Falling off safely
  •       Remounting the board
  •       Use of a leash
  •       Understanding weather and paddling conditions

Paddling skills

  •       Lifting and carrying a board
  •       Choosing and holding a paddle
  •       Mounting a board at a beach or dock
  •       Prone paddling
  •       Paddling while kneeling
  •       Standing up
  •       Paddling in a straight line
  •       Forward stroke
  •       Braking stroke
  •       Sweep strokes
  •       Paddling in windy or turbulent conditions; kneeling, sitting or prone

Knowledge

  •       Board design
  •       Board outfitting
  •       Clothing
  •       Safety equipment
  •       Paddles
  •       Injury prevention
  •       Equipment care
  •       SUP resources
  •       Transporting a SUP
  •       SUP heritage
Dates
July 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Paddle Canada Basic SUP Skills 70.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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Much more in depth than the Basic Skills Course, the level 1 course provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters.

Overview

Rescue skills

  • Bow rescue
  • Unassisted re-entry
  • Assisted re-entry
  • Towing
  • Communication/signals

Paddling skills

  • Forward stroke
  • Brace low/high
  • Sweep
  • Draw
  • Stern rudder
  • Edge control

Knowledge

  • Equipment
  • Journeying and seamanship
  • Safety
  • Kayaking resources
Dates
July 9, 2016 - July 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 290.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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Join us Saturday June 18th at the Trailhead Adventure Center for a full day of on and off water learning and fun! Ever wanted to learn how to roll a whitewater kayak? Try your hand at SUP racing, or finally master the canoe j-stroke? Then this is the day for you!

Cost:

  • Free for site access and drop in classes.
  • $20 per person pick any 3 classes and free sup polo play (must register online).
  • SUP polo play $5 charity donation* (for those that have not registered for classes).
  • $10* to join a class with available space without pre-registering.

*Please note that all onsite prices are cash only

Course Schedule

SUP Sea Kayak Kayak, Other Canoe On Land Drop-In (No need to register)
9:00 AM Intro to SUP Intro to Kayaking By:wildernesssystemslogo Basic Canoeing Skills Backcountry Cooking Bear-proofing Camp / Fire Without Matches
10:30 AM Intermediate SUP Kayak Fitness By:wildernesssystemslogo How to rig your kayak for fishing By:jacksonlogo Canoe Rescue Tips Sea Kayak Trip Planning & Packing Learn to Play SUP Polo & Pick-up SUP Polo Games
12:00 PM SUP Fitness with Starboard Team Rider Harmony Dawn Intermediate Kayaking By:wildernesssystemslogo Greenland Roll By:daggerlogo Learn to Solo Canoe Compass & Map Reading Lunchtime SUP Polo Play
1:30 PM Intro to SUP Kayak Rescue & Safety By:wildernesssystemslogo Learn to Roll WW Kayak By:daggerlogo Perfecting Your J-Stroke Back Country Cooking Learn to Play SUP Polo & Pick-up SUP Polo Games
3:00 PM SUP Racing Techniques Kayak Fitness By:wildernesssystemslogo How to Fish Safely on your Kayak By:jacksonlogo Advanced Tandem Paddling Canoe Trip Planning & Packing Bear-proofing Camp / Fire Without Matches
4:30 PM SUP Safety Intro to Kayaking By:wildernesssystemslogo Learn to Roll WW Kayak By:daggerlogo Canoe Rescue Tips Shelter Building Learn to Play SUP Polo & Pick-up SUP Polo Games

Whether you are brushing up on skills you’ve already learned or trying something for the first time you will find what you are looking for at Trailhead Paddlecopia! Everyone from beginners to experts will find courses to entice them!

Our friendly and experienced instructors have a passion for paddling and love helping others get out on the water. After a day at the Trailhead Adventure Center you’ll be confident and amped up for a summer of paddling fun!

Stay tuned for a list of courses and registration.

Dates
June 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Paddlecopia Registration 20.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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Looking for a fun and exhilarating new sport to try this summer? Join us for SUP Polo at the Trailhead Adventure Center! What is SUP Polo? Click here to watch a video of the newest craze in paddle board sports!
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Games: 3 on 3 play of SUP Polo with each team allowed 1 substitute per half. Teams play (2) 7 minute halves with (1) 5 minute half-time where teams switch sides. If needed there will be a 5 minute overtime, followed by a shoot out, then a sudden death shoot out as needed. Each team will play two games per night! The 7 minute halves may seem short, but falling off and getting back on your board many times during the game will tire you out, it really is a workout!

What You Need: No SUP board? No problem! We supply all equipment needed to play the game, all you will need to bring is clothing that can get wet and a towel to dry off after … trust us you will fall in!

Teams: Teams are made up of 3 players with 1 substitute player. Due to the nature of the sport this year we are opening the league to individuals aged 19 years and older (at time of registration). We want our SUP Polo League to be an equal opportunity sport, so both genders must be represented on every team, male and female players must play in every game. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry we can help organize a team for you! Each team must appoint a captain to be the liaison with the Trailhead Adventure Center Staff.

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Dates
Available Spaces
June 29, 2016 4
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
July 13, 2016 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
July 20, 2016 5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
July 27, 2016 5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
August 3, 2016 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
August 10, 2016 0
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
August 17, 2016 0
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUP Polo Drop In 0.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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Demo Lake

When: Most Saturdays, May 14 – Aug 13, 10am-3pm

Where: Trailhead Adventure Center, 3119 Carp Road. (Directions Below)

Price:

  • Free until June 11th.
  • Starting June 25, $25 for two adults. You will receive a $25 gift card for the store upon arrival at the demo center.

Boats Available to Demo

(Only the boats on this list can be test paddled. We are still awaiting the arrival of a few demo boats, some boats on this list may not yet be available.)

Sit On Top

  • Sunrise Kayaks Wahoo
  • Sunrise Guppy Kayak (kids)
  • Wilderness Systems Tarpon 12

Recreational Kayaks

  • Perception Prodigy XS (kids)
  • Dagger Zydeco 9
  • Dagger Zydeco 11
  • Wilderness Systems Pungo 120
  • Jackson Tupelo 12.5

Tandem Kayaks

  • Perception Cove 145
  • Perception tribe 13.5 (sit on top)

Light Touring Kayaks

  • Perception Tribute 12
  • Perception Tribute 12 Ultralite
  • Perception Carolina 12
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125
  • Boreal Design Kasko With Rudder
  • Perception Prodigy 13.5
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 135 With Rudder
  • Hurricane Sojourn 135
  • Perception Carolina 14
  • Dagger Alchemy Small
  • Dagger Alchemy Large
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 With Rudder
  • Wilderness Systems Pungo 140
  • Riot Edge 14.5
  • Dagger Stratos
  • Hurricane Sojourn 146 With Rudder
  • Hurricane Sojourn 146 LV With Rudder

Touring Kayaks

  • Boreal Design Sedna
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165
  • Wilderness Systems Tempest 165
  • Wilderness Systems Tempest 170
  • Boreal Design Epsilon P200
  • Boreal Design Epsilon P300
  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175
  • North Shore Ocean 17’6″

Stand Up Paddleboards

  • Bic 8’4″ Dura-Tec (kids)
  • Starboard 10′ x 34″ Whopper ASAP SUP
  • Blu Wave Wave Rider 10.6
  • Bic 10’4″ Dura-Tec SUP Board
  • Bic 11 Ace-Tec Wing Wahine
  • Imagine Mission 11 XT SUP
  • Starboard WindSUP 11’2″ x 30″ Blend ASAP SUP (with sail)
  • Starboard 11’2″ x 30″ Blend Starshot Blue SUP
  • Starboard 12’2″ x 30″ Freeride Starshot SUP
  • Blu Wave Catalina 11.4
  • Starboard 11’6″ x 29.5″ Elite Touring Starshot SUP
  • SIC Recon 11.11 TW SUP
  • Starboard Atlas 12′ x 33″ ASAP SUP
  • Starboard Atlas 12′ x 36″ Extra Starshot SUP
  • Bic 12’6″ Ace Tec Wing SUP
  • Imagine Mission 12.6 XT SUP
  • Blu Wave Catalina 12.6
  • SIC X 12.6 TWC SUP
  • SIC Bullet 12.6 TWC SUP
  • Starboard 12’6″ x 30″ Elite Touring Starshot Blue SUP
  • Blu Wave Fathom Twelve-Six
  • Earth SUP Biscayne 12’6″ x 29
  • Starboard 14′ x 30″ Elite Touring Starshot Blue SUP
  • SIC Bullet 14 TWC SUP
  • Blu Wave Fathom Fourteen
  • SIC X 14.0 TWC SUP
  • Earth SUP Nova Scotia 14 x 28
  • SIC X 14 Pro SCC SUP
  • Starboard All Star 14′ x 27″ Hybrid Carbon SUP

Canoes

  • Trailhead Canoes Bob Special 15
  • Trailhead Canoes Prospector 16
  • Trailhead Canoes Prospector 17
  • Swift Canoes Prospector 15
  • Swift Canoes Prospector 16
  • Swift Canoes Keewaydin 15 (solo)
  • Swift Canoes Keewaydin 16

 

Directions:

  • From the east: From the 417 take the Carp rd. exit and turn right onto Carp rd.
  • From the west: From the 417 take the March rd (Carp) exit, turn left onto March rd. and then turn right onto Carp rd.

 

Weather: Demos days are held rain or shine unless there is lightning out. In most cases thundershowers do not last very long and we will wait them out. If there is a cancellation it will usually be determined on the day of the demo and participants will be notified by email.

We want to make sure you’re in the right craft, if you can’t make a demo event we also offer a 30 Day Boat Exchange Guarantee on all our canoes, kayaks, and sups!

Dates
May 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Boat Demos (until June 11th) 0.00
May 21, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Boat Demos (until June 11th) 0.00
May 28, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Boat Demos (until June 11th) 0.00
June 4, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Boat Demos (until June 11th) 0.00
June 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free Boat Demos (until June 11th) 0.00
June 25, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
July 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
July 9, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
July 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
July 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
August 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
August 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boat Demo After June 18 (good for two adults) 25.00
Location Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Adventure Center
3119 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0
613-722-4229
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One of the original 1976 founders of Trailhead and Black Feather, Wally Schaber, will be taking us on a trip through time to the historic Dumoine River Valley. The Riviere du Moine has been a favourite river trip for Trailhead and Black Feather clients for nearly five decades. Wally Schaber has been guiding on the Dumoine for that long and will bring into his talk pictures, personal anecdotes as well as stories from his detailed research about the First Nations, priests, traders, loggers, and sportsmen that paddled the river for 5000 years.

Please join us for this fun and informative evening of stories. Buy your copy of LAST OF THE WILD RIVERS at the store and Wally will autograph it dedicated to whomever you wish. Learn the latest on the efforts of CPAWS to gain permanent conservation status for the Dumoine, a wild river treasure.

Dates
March 15, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free 0.00
Location Trailhead Paddleshack
2148 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1H1 613-722-4229
Hosted By Trailhead Paddle Shack
2148 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1H1
613-722-4229
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Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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