Try Before You Buy!
The first Boat Demo of the season is at Lake Nokomis. Factory reps will be on hand with trailers full of canoes and kayaks - all for you to try. In addition to the demo we will have limited classes and demos available for both canoeists and kayakers. No children under 13 or dogs in boats.
This is one of the largest Boat Demos in the Upper Midwest and it's certainly one of the earliest. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Come paddle and ask questions to your heart's content. Would you like to play, but can't on this day? Take a look at our paddlesports demo schedule.
4:30 and 6:00 (registration required)
4:00 (registration required)
Canadian Solo Style Paddling Demo
5:00 (open to all)
Call Midwest Mountaineering
Check in at the Midwest Mountaineering tent. All participants must sign the waiver and obtain a wrist strap. Boat vendors will require seeing your wrist strap before allowing you to paddle demo boats.
Check in with the manufacturer before using any boats or equipment. Be sure you understand how the equipment works before launching (rudders, foot pedals, adjustable seats etc). Stay close to shore and within the safety boater perimeter. Adhere to all safety boater instructions at all times.
Expect to get your feet wet. Bring extra warm clothes. Paddles and PFDs will be available.