Time will be devoted to lesson planning, components of good teaching practice and theory and lots of hands on teaching. Students will be evaluated on their hard paddling skills and teaching ability. Upon successful completion of the Instructor Level I course, the Instructor may administer and instruct the Basic Kayaking Course and the Sea Kayaking Level I Course in accordance with Paddle Canada policies and standards and in compliance with all laws governing such activities and also be able to administer Sea Kayaking programs to individuals on Calm, sheltered water. A Level I instructor is expected to promote the Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Program.  

This is a 2 part program.  Part 1 will be run from Sept 6-8 and include the Basic Kayak Instructor certification.  Part 2 will run October 6-8 and will include a full day of teaching skills to students and a full day paddle on the North Channel.

Full course fee is $450.00.  Canoe Club members $350.00   Fees do not include Paddle Canada yearly membership fee of $95.00.  

Sept 22-24 & October 6-8, 2017 Sudbury Norther Water Sports Centre 5 days

Interested participants can contact Horizons for more information.


  • Paddle Canada Level 2 skills and a thorough grasp of level 1 skills requirements
  • Recommended Flat water Kayak instructor certification
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR

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