SUP Classes

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This 90min-2 hour lesson will not only show you why being on the water on the west coast is magical – but we will teach you ALL the basic skills you need to continue to explore and join us on future excursions.


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Whether you’ve paddled before or not this experience offers something for everyone. Our Paddle Canada Certified Instructors have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will share all the hidden secrets of paddling on our beautiful Pacific Ocean.

From reading tides, weather, spotting wildlife to the calm, beauty of the coastal habitats right here in Vancouver you’re sure to leave this lesson beaming about life on the water!

No previous experience necessary – but do let us know!

We want every student to have the best experience on the water and will adapt our lessons to meet your needs and whatever the weather brings! Lessons will run rain or shine! Should the instructor deem the lesson conditions unsafe, the lesson will be rescheduled for the next available time/day.

Want this lesson registered with Paddle Canada for future courses? Ask for details.


We are ALL about building and growing our Paddle Community and know that after the FIRST session you’ll be eager for more SO we have added the following option:

MERMAID 4 LIFE (4 Sessions)

This 4 pack of sessions can be used to join your instructor on the water to continue to build on your skills of decision making, reading tides/winds and your on water skills. These sessions will be minimum 2 students and max 6. All Mermaids & Mermen welcome so long as you have already taken your SUP Kick Start or equivalent Paddle Canada SUP Basics skill course with me or another Paddle Canada Instructor in the area.


or with rentals


SUP Kick Start & Mermaid 4 Life Combo

Kick Start your SUP skills and then join us for 4 more sessions getting to know the waterways and people you share this passion for on water play with!


Private and Semi Private Lessons

Guided Lessons are our specialty – these can be 1-2 people. Private Sessions INCLUDE Rentals.

With the amazing options of areas to paddle in Vancouver let us customize your experience to best suit your abilities or to find the prime time and location for you to try this amazing sport for the FIRST TIME! call 778-833-2445 or email.

Groups can be arranged from 3-10 in size – contact us for a quote!

(Temporarily Unavailable) *Hotel Pick- Up * Available for most locations for an added fee of $10


Contact Us by e-mail to book!

Private Lesson (1:1)


Semi Private Lesson (2 :1)


Paddle Canada SUP Advanced Skills

This Advanced SUP Skills Clinic is designed for someone who has paddled several times both a lesson and/or on their own and are now ready to refine their skills and learn more advanced ways to navigate their board on the water – from paddling around False Creek to English Bay, Deep Cove or lakes and Rivers close to home you will leave this program feeling confident in your basic skills while introducing more advanced SUP strokes and a focus on smart decision making skills on the water. SUP Skills is designed for groups and includes one on one coaching on technique, efficiency and style.

*This Advanced Skills Course can be registered with Paddle Canada to qualify for your SUP Flatwater Instructor course – simply request when booking.


If you’re seeking workshops or clinics that create a well rounded experience including safety on the water, selecting your first board, Paddle Canada Skills courses, SUP Yoga and Fitness. View our SUP Adventures & Workshops page for more!

View our Class Schedule for WEEKLY class where you can stretch on water and challenge your mind body and connect more deeply to nature.

Find details on where we hold our lessons & workshops on our locations page, but remember that we are also fully ‘mobile’ and are willing to customize your lesson locations based on skill level and weather!

Don’t see a class scheduled that you’d like? Contact Us for customized group and private lessons.

Stand Up Paddle Vancouver is a great way to host your next birthday, stag or bachelorette and customize your program by adding a a toast to the bride/groom on the water, a picnic or SUP Crabbing. Just ask for details.