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Paddling Courses

Capsizes & Re-Entries

Capsizes & Re-Entries

If you’re like most new paddlers, you’ve probably wondered, “What happens if I tip over?” This universal concern is the reason we develope...


This clinic will teach you rolling—ultimate self-rescue technique—as well as give you renewed confidence in your braces and less concern for unant...
Sea Kayak with ORS

Sea Kayak with ORS

The aim of the Sea Kayak with ORS program is to allow you to easily access one of the world’s leading sea kayak companies and develop your skills in...

About Ocean River

Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & current owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognised as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports instructional & tours provider in North America.

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SUP Adventures on the West Coast

Wesley takes on SUP adventures on the west coast of British Columbia!

Moving back to the West Coast from the Rockies ...