Whether you are curious about sea kayaking or want to further develop your skills, we have a program for you.
Check out this video from a recent Paddle Canada Level 3 course.
This two day course is for new and enthusiastic paddlers looking to jump in with both feet. We cover all the basics and add some weather, navigation, and day tourings skills for good measure. SKILS is providing kayak, kayak equipment and immersion gear.
|April 22-23, 2017||Ucluelet, British Columbia||CDN $300|
|May 20-21, 2017||Ucluelet, British Columbia||CDN $300|
Level 2 builds on the skills covered in the Level 1 Program by refining existing skills and adding new ones like rolling and paddling in currents. Touring skills are also introduced on an overnight trip. Anyone looking to tour in coastal waters should have these skills.
Skills introduced in Level 2 are polished and applied in even more dynamic waters on the open coast. This course also includes a leadership component for those paddling in peer groups.
|April 13-17, 2017||Broken Group Islands (Pacific Rim National Park)||CDN $750|
|September 27-October 1, 2017||Clayoquot Sound, Tofino||CDN $750|
This is where all the other cool paddling stuff lives! Designed for experienced coastal paddlers, Level 4 provides a dynamic and rewarding group environment for paddlers to share skills and knowledge and add a few extra tools to their tool box.
|April 28 (evening)- May 5, 2017
4 nights accommodation in a lodge included
|Quadra Island and West Coast||CDN $1199|
We designed this program with touring in mind. We start our program by learning how not to surf, and slowly build in the skills and knowledge to paddle with confidence in and around the surf zone.
|May 23-24, 2017||Ucluelet-Tofino||CDN $299|
|July 29-30, 2017||Ucluelet-Tofino||CDN $299|
|August 26-27, 2017||Ucluelet-Tofino||CDN $299|
Surfing a sea kayak with control is an incredible feeling. Dropping into a wave and doing a bottom turn before carving down the line and then sliding up into a nice top turn is possible in a sea kayak. This course is recommended for graduates of the SKILS Sea Kayak Surfing course, or for paddlers who have experience surfing a sea kayak, who are looking to add control and style to their repertoire. This Advanced Surf Course will focus on technical manoeuvres for long boats in surf.
|July 15-16, 2017||Ucluelet, Tofino, BC||CDN $300|
Currents are ubiquitous features of coastal paddling and they offer rewards and risks. These clinics apply basic skills and knowledge to these dynamic waters, helping develop knowledge and confidence.
|July 22-23, 2017||Victoria||CDN $299|
Our Clayoquot Instructional Tour aims to help you gain confidence paddling in the magnificent waters of Clayoquot Sound. We combine a relaxing tour atmosphere with the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills in an educational paddling adventure.
|August 12-16, 2017||Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia||$1295|
We love currents paddling around Quadra Island and at Skookumchuck Rapids and we want you to come see what all the fuss is about! Lots of rapids, boils, eddies, and big waves. If this is your idea of a good time, come play with us.
|April 29-May 1, 2017||Quadra Island||CDN $650|
|July 30-August 1, 2017||Skookumchuck Rapids||CDN $550|
Rock gardening is the sea kayaking equivalent of white water paddling. We actively seek to play where waves and rocks meet. Its a great place to refine your technical paddling skills, sharpen your tactical decision making, focus your mental concentration and awareness, and challenge your physical limits.
|TBA, 2017, 1 day||East Sooke||CDN $180|
|TBA 2017, 1 day||East Sooke||CDN $180|
|TBA 2017, 2 days||Ucluelet||CDN $360|
|For private groups only||Kyuquot-Spring Island|
This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Whether you have received training through a professional organization, or you are a motivated boater with practical experience, this course will allow you to apply and polish your existing skills while deepening your understanding of their tactical applications.
|TBA, 2018, 8 days||North Coast of Vancouver Island||CDN $1799|
This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Traveling through the remote West Coast of Vancouver Island from Zeballos to Tofino will push your skills while exploring the surf beaches and rocky points of this beautiful ocean playground.
|July 11-23, 2017, (13 days)||Zeballos to Tofino||CDN $2800|
Our Tofino-Hot Springs Cove Challenge is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their touring skills while undertaking an exciting sea kayaking journey. Leaving from the small surf town of Tofino, and returning to our launch spot via an entirely different route, paddlers will discover new spectacular spaces on each leg of the trip, while also having the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills on an educational paddling adventure.
|June 26-July 2, 2017, (7 days)
August 26-September 1, 2017
|Tofino to Hot Springs Cove||CDN $1400|