Due to Covid-19, Paddling will not be running in 2020.

Max Finkelstein’s Introduction to Big Canoe Paddling Course

Max Finkelstein is a renowned author and canoeist who has paddled from sea to sea in Canada and from Ottawa to Washington. Max Finkelstein had given Paddle Canada ‘Big Canoe’ instruction since 2017.

What you’ll learn

  • Basic paddle strokes so that you can manoeuvre a big canoe from the bow, stern, and middle positions.
  • How to have fun paddling a big canoe – forwards, backwards, sideways, racing,
  • You can qualify for a Paddle Canada Introductory or Intermediate Big Canoe certificate – an additional surcharge is payable to Max. 


If offered, the registration form can be found on: