I ended up buying our gear at BigW. The rod that seemed most suitable for my daughter (size and weight wise) ended up only costing me $15! It may fall apart after a couple of uses, but that's ok. (I think the brand is Berkley) It also came with some tackle and I bought a kids' tackle box too.
I'll check my rod tomorrow too, so we can double our chances. I'll have to check youtube for how to rig a line though. I am so totally clueless.
Now all we need is some bait and we're set. I'll let you know how we go. I'm quite excited about it now and glad that my daughter asked!