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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:13

End of Season Sale

Starting Aug 26th everything in our store will be on sale! Biggest discounts ever!

New/used accessories 15% / 45% off, rental fleet 45% off, new 2016's 30% off & new 2017's 20% off

We will be updating this list with the sale prices.

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Friday, 08 January 2016 21:26

Boat Show Sale



The Complete Paddler is having an in-store boat show sale!

All boats and accessories will be on sale plus..Get a free sea kayaking safety kit with every touring kayak purchase.

Get a free rolling class with every whitewater boat purchase.

Get a free paddle with every recreational kayak or canoe purchase.

Free indoor storage on all boats until Spring.

By not attending the boat show we are able to offer you the lowest prices!

We will price match all advertised prices at the Toronto International Boat Show.

Visit our Toronto Superstore for the largest showroom in Canada! 

Check out some of our deals here

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 18:43

10th Anniversary Sale



It's been ten years already! We would like to start by thanking you, our amazing customers for your support over the years. The Complete Paddler would not have survived without you! We are looking forward to serving you for many more decades. On Saturday August the 15th we will be giving a little back by having a one day sale and BBQ to celebrate.  From 10am to 5pm, come visit us in the store to check out some amazing deals! Everything in the store will be marked down between 10% and 50%. Check out what we have in stock by browsing our online store 

Everything in the store will be on sale for one day only! Plus we will be having a free BBQ with refreshments for whoever wants to stop by and say hello!

We are looking forward to seeing you,


Kelly McDowell
The Complete Paddler
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:12

Black Friday Sale

The Complete Paddler's Black Friday Sale is going to be huge.

Get a new inflatable SUP board with a paddle for as low as $674! Recreational kayaks starting at $359! Touring kayaks starting at $1200 with a free pool course and DVD.

Check out our Black Friday Sale page here for more details.


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Thursday, 10 July 2014 19:07

Recreational Kayaks Vs Touring Kayaks


Recreational Kayaks VS. Touring Kayaks


Most kayakers think of themselves as a recreational kayaker and, unless you are racing, this is true. The unfortunate part about this statement is, kayak manufactures have misled boaters with the separation of the two categories which are Recreational Kayaks and Touring Kayaks. This has become unsafe.

I am writing this in hopes of spreading the word about why you may need to choose a touring kayak, instead of a recreational kayak. I could write a thick book on all the differences but all I want to talk about here is safety. So I will make this quick. If you have a recreational kayak (that means you do not have a bow AND stern hatch with sealed bulkheads) you should not go more than about 50 Meters from shore.

The reason you need to stay close to shore with a recreational kayak is if you capsize, the kayak you will not have the required floatation to get back in your kayak. This means you are stuck in the water dragging a flooded kayak back to shore. Picture it, you are out of your kayak, swimming in the water and you have one hand on the grab handle of your kayak trying to swim with your free arm to shore, pulling that flooded (700lbs) kayak through the water. How far can you do that in wavy water that capsized you in the first place? Fifty meters, maybe. Maybe a little further if you are really fit. That is not really that far, is it? So if you have a recreational kayak you must keep about a football field or less between you and shore. That is not that far when you think about it. So a touring kayak does not have these limitations, only your skill level.

We come into contact (more than a few times a day) with people that have purchased kayaks from other stores that did not know this basic information. The sales person should have explained this but not all stores and employees are equal so maybe the manufacturers should have made it easier for this new age of big box stores with no customer service and called them something else! Maybe “You must stay really close to shore kayaks” and “Safe Kayaks *with some proper skills” Sounds much better to me!

Paddle safe,

Kelly McDowell


The Complete Paddler


The Complete Paddler is having a sale on all Touring Kayak's from July11th to the 17th!

We are focusing on Touring Kayaks this week to bring focus to safety.

With purchase of a discounted Touring Kayak you will receive a free instructional day trip over to Toronto Island!!

More info on our sale here.

More info on test paddle dates here.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:58

End of Season Sale

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Our rental fleet will go on sale for Sept 14th and 15th only!!

We will not be posting any models/prices for our used rental fleet as it is first come first serve only.


Almost all of our new products in our store are now on sale now!!


Please follow this link for more details on our end of season sale!

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