Seniors Paddling Week is a great combination of learning whitewater skills in a relaxed river running environment amidst your peers. It is an active vacation to challenge yourself at your skill level in either canoe or kayak, while also enjoying MKC hospitality and R&R. Perks include healthy and hearty cuisine, riverside stretching, evening socials, sauna and scotch tasting. Get ready for adventures and good times with friends this August!
Different for this week will be knowing when to take a break to stretch & hydrate, with a focus on technical river reading, and practicing efficiency – using the current to your advantage (a less is more approach!) In addition to paddling skills the week covers paddling posture, outfitting your own boat, reviewing video footage of yourself on the water, après paddling stretch sessions, and option to purchase a mid-week massage. Scotch Tasting has become the signature event of Senior’s Week – do plan to bring a bottle of your own favourite, where we share stories of the day and past adventures!
The final day of your course is a full River Trip – allowing you to use your new skills on a different river and finish your active vacation with a healthy dose of adventure.
At our Wilderness Resort, you will have full use of MKC’s facilities, including hot outdoor showers, log sauna, and yoga pavilion. Camping, lodge or cabana accommodation and gourmet meals are also available. A Rapid Education combined with a wilderness getaway – Come join us this summer!
Ideal for all skill levels! Our Seniors Week attendees range from beginners to some of our most experienced paddlers (plan to learn a thing or two from them). We divide paddlers into small groups based on skill level the first morning of the course to ensure the learning progression is suitable for everyone.
Contact our Office all year round if you are unsure of your skill level and to touch base about learning objectives. You do not need to be a certain age to sign up this week. We run our regular 5 day courses simultaneously.
Same cost as our Regular 5 Day courses. Click the Dates & Prices Button above for more details.
Start the day with a stroll through the woods along the MKC Trail, or a morning stretch in our open air yoga pavilion. Join other early risers for a steaming cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, by the fire or outside on the deck.
Breakfast is served at 8:00 and at 9:00 we gear up to head to the river to paddle until noon. A buffet lunch is served to refuel hungry paddlers. Instruction resumes until around 4 pm, when our shuttle vans return to the centre. Unwind and share river stories over juice, coffee and a homemade snack. The Log Sauna is hot to stretch tired muscles.
Dinner at 6pm, followed by an additional dry land session or an instructional film to compliment the days learning. The lounge is a favourite spot to socialize, read a book, or strum a guitar by the fire until it is time for bed, resting up for the next days adventures. The river awaits!