Rolling Clinics

Learn the best self-rescue ever… and it’s a great party trick!

Inuit paddlers first starting using the kayak roll as a means of survival as the waters they were paddling were extremely cold and ending up out of your kayak in the water was not an option. The roll has evolved over the years and is by far the best and most efficient self-rescue.

Working in small groups, students will learn the progression of the roll and work towards a consistent and confident roll. Students should come into this course comfortable with a wet exit.

In this course you will learn…

  • history of rolling
  • boat design and theory
  • roll progression
  • detect-and-correct techniques

This course includes…

  • Four hours of training ( 10:00am-2:00pm)
  • all necessary equipment
  • professional instruction

Dates 2019: TBD. Please check back in early June 2019. 

Registration: $85 + HST, minimum two participants

Cancellation policy for Paddle Canada certification programs


1000 Islands Kayaking operates within the Paddle Canada program guidelines and offers the rolling clinic with a ratio of one instructor to 6 participants. Due to the logistics and planning for our certification programs, we are unable to provide a refund, if cancellation occurs within 15 days or less, of the intended program. If a replacement for the program is found or for cancellations of more than 15 days, a refund less a 25% administration fee, will be issued.

Please understand that even if you have a sudden medical problem or family emergency, we will not be able to provide the 75% refund, without a replacement for the program, unless more than 15 days are given.

Our programs operate rain or shine, with lots of water time and some classroom elements.

If 1000 Islands Kayaking cancels a program due to weather or insufficient registration, we will offer to alter your dates, free of charge, or provide you with a full refund.

Registration: For more information or to register for a clinic, please call our office at 613-329-6265 or send us an email at

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT have parking specific to our facility. Parking is available along residential streets ( Main Street,John street, and South street) free of charge. A public parking lot ( overnight and day parking)can be found at 760 Stone Street free of charge. Please note this parking lot requires a taxi to get to our facility.  Parking can also be found at the Gananoque Municipal Marina for daily and overnight parking, there is a fee at this lot.