A nautical chart.
Planning the day.
Rock and Calm Water
Getting ready for the waves

Killing someone on a club paddle

FXCD0279And other things we should probably avoid 

If you could remove all the risk from a canoe or kayak outing, the activity would no longer be canoeing or kayaking. What we do carries inherent risk.  Reducing and managing risk is easier than it sounds. We all have stories.

This interactive presentation is designed to help us learn from our past experiences and become better leaders in our paddling community. Open to all.

This is a Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador Event

7:30 PM Apr. 26, 2018, Gov'nor Pub, St. John's, RSVP required.

 (Posted April 22nd, 2018)

Paddling in Waves for Canoeroots

Cover canoeroots Canoeroots articleCourse Director Richard Alexander has an article in the most recent issue of Canoeroots 

Small Boat, Big Water appears in the early summer 2015 issue of Canoeroots Magazine.  It focuses on techniques for canoeing in wind waves and swell.  Follow this link to have a read! Reading magazines or on-line articles is a great way to keep current or get inspired to do the next trip. We are very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to Canoeroots. 

(Posted June 19th, 2015)

Mythbusters - Kayak Episode

johnny drawMythbusters – The Kayak Episode at the Aquarena: April 21st, 9 - 10:30 PM

Join Richard Alexander for Mythbuters the kayak Episode. Explore common kayaker believes about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to paddling efficiency. Is there a correct side to edge on? Does most of the turning movement in a sweep stoke happen in the last third of the stroke? Which stroke moves a kayak sideways quickest -- a pulling or sculling draw?  Is it better to edge your kayak toward, away or not at all when performing a draw stroke? This session will help participants refine turning manoeuvres and enhance the power and efficiency of their strokes.

This is a Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador Event.

Suffer Fest Presentation

Polar Bear CROPED

April 15th, 2015 at the Guv'nor Pub 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Stories, pictures and a movie of our 9 days sea kayaking trip in northern Labrador

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only soft people." Whoever said that never spend 9 days sea kayaking in northern Labrador under a quasi-stationary low that broke a 50 year record for rainfall.

Join Richard Alexander and the level5 crew to hear the story of their northern Labrador adventure last "summer" and watch theworld premiere of"SUFFER FEST"the "film" documenting the trip.

This is a Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador Event. Admission is FREE

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Richard Alexander and students.

We're always eager to hear from people who are interested in our courses, or from alumni who've taken our courses and just want to let us know how they're paddling pursuits are going.


The Newfoundland Kayak Company
47 Parkhill Street
St. John's, NL A1E 6B2


[email protected]


(709) 726-0516

Quality instruction, well-organized program and a fun learning experience. This has to be one of the best Paddle Canada level 2 programs in Canada!

A sea kayak


Linda Bartlett, St. John's, NL