Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Instructor Level 2
(5 days) April 17-21, 2017
Will be run on Vancouver Island
in cooperation with Blue Dog Kayaking
Pre-requisite: Paddle Canada Level 3 skills,

The Paddle Canada Level 2 instructor course is for advanced paddlers with a Level 3 skills certification who are interested in further developing their proficiency by instructing and guiding.  This course prepares candidates to be instructors for Paddle Canada's Level 2 courses, which include multi-day kayak trips on exposed coastlines with exposure to wind, waves and currents.  Candidates should have high proficiency with Level 3 skills, including rolling and rescues with loaded boats in adverse conditions.  Assesment will include organization and lesson planning, dealing with risk, hazards and disaster, low impact camping, food and nutrition, navigation and seamanship.

This course is a cooperative effort between Horizons adventures and Blue Dog Kayaking

Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Instructor Development Program Level 1 & 2
(5 days) May 19-23 
Will be run In Nova Scotia
in cooperation with Committed 2 the Core
Pre-requisite: Paddle Canada Level 3 skills,

This Nova Scotia-based course focuses exclusively on teaching skills and techniques. Lectures will focus on adult learning principles, class organization, liability, stroke progression and programming. Candidates are expected to arrive with demonstration quality strokes and a working knowledge of most sea kayaking theory that is appropriate at the level of Instructor they are applying for.

Includes: Instruction, course materials

Excludes: Paddle Canada instructor fee, provincial membership kayaking gear, food and personal paddling gear

What our customers are saying...

Your personal approach to the training made my first encounter with a sea kayak an enjoyable experience.

- Andy