Eugene's Premiere Kayak, Canoe, Rafting, and Paddling Supply Store.
(541) 505-9020
520 Commercial St.
Eugene, OR 97402

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Lessons and Events Calendar


Saturday, April 20 - Earth Day River Clean Up

Cleaning up our local river with the Willamette River Keepers!


Saturday, April 27 - Siuslaw PlayShop with Florence Oregon Area Kayakers

Siuslaw PlayShop is NOT your ordinary workshop. It’s for those who love to PLAY outdoors and explore waterways and trails on the Central Oregon Coast. Join us Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Florence Events Center (715 Quince Street, Florence, Oregon) to experience our unique area, participate in paddle and/or hiking sessions, and connect with others who share your enthusiasm with the outdoors. 


Saturday, April 27th - YMCA Healthy Kids Day

At Healthy Kids Day, children and families will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy eats, nutrition and physical activity, mental and emotional well-being and developing healthy habits.

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Eugene Family YMCA's Don Stathos Campus—600 E. 24th Ave.
Cost: FREE!

We are so excited to be able to give away children's life jackets to families in our community!

eugene ymca healthy kids day


Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 - Banff Mountain Film Festival

McDonald Theatre. Doors open at 6 and show starts at 7pm. Sponsored by the U of O Outdoor Program. Buy tickets online or at the door.


Saturday, May 4 - Florence Demo Day at Darlings Marina

Try out premium kayaks like Eddyline, Current Designs, P&H and Hobie from Oregon Paddle Sports, and enjoy lunch at Darlings Restaurant! There is no charge for participating, just come hang out! Parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended. This event is sponsored by the Florence Oregon Area Kayakers.

Facebook Event Page here


Saturday, May 11 - Demo Day (The Big One) at Dexter Reservoir

An extravaganza of boats on Saturday, May 11 at Dexter Reservoir. Brand reps and staff will be there to help you try out the perfect boat for you. Try them all!

Facebook Event Page here


Friday, May 17 - Basics of Paddling Class

Come one, come all! This full-day, on-the-water class designed for kayaks and canoes teaches the fundamentals of safety, types of strokes, and entry and exit.


Saturday, May 18 - Whitewater Class

This introductory class meant primarily for whitewater kayaks spends the full day on the river teaching the basics of safety, reading water, and types of strokes.


Saturday, May 25 - Gear Swap Meet

We are hosting a Gear Swap for all kinds of paddlers in our parking lot. Bring gear to buy, sell, and trade with other paddlers in your community!


Sunday, May 26 - Kayak Touring Class

This full-day, on-the-water class builds on the basics, with an emphasis on edging and bracing and more advanced skills. Participants will paddle a longer distance to practice skills.


Check back soon for more events!