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Maskwa Paddle Co. instructors are certified by Paddle Canada, the national instructional body for paddlesports.

Low ratio of participants to instructor ensures a quality program. You get individual instruction during every course.

Our canoes and gear are all kept in good shape so you have the best experience possible. We try to offer a variety of canoe styles made of a variety of materials so you have an opportunity to hone your skills using many different crafts.

To learn more about a specific lesson, please choose a link from the list on the right of this page.

Individual & Custom Lessons

Group and individual lessons are available upon request. What ever your skill level or schedule we can put together a custom lesson that will meet and exceed your expectations. Groups are eligible for special pricing.

For more information Call: (306) 955-4587 or email: wildpaddler@gmail.com



Certification Courses:

  • Lake Water Tandem Intro
  • Lake Water Tandem Intermediate
  • Lake Water Tandem Advanced

Individual Lessons:

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Meet Your Instructor

Mark’s interest in the outdoors began early in life and when he discovered canoeing, he was hooked and has since spent many years and countless hours on the water.  Over the years he has gained a great deal of knowledge and training in outdoor disciplines.  He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, cycling, snowshoeing, and skiing but his true passion is canoeing.  Mark's outdoor career spans many years and includes many different roles.  He is a Paddle Canada certified canoe instructor, the past president of the Saskatoon Canoe Club, the president and founder of the Saskatoon Snowshoe Club, manager of the CO Adventure Club, member of Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan, owner / operator of Maskwa Paddle Co., Mark is a canoe builder, and adventurer.

Mark Lafontaine


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