Sea Kayaking Recreational Programs


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.

Paddle Canada Certification Programs

Paddle Canada Level 1

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.

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April 22-23, 2017Ucluelet, British ColumbiaCDN $300book now
May 20-21, 2017Ucluelet, British ColumbiaCDN $300book now


Paddle Canada Level 2

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.

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April 29-May 2, 2017Discovery Island Lodge on Quadra Island, British Columbia

(accommodation included)

CDN $700 book now
June 17-20, 2017Victoria Area, British ColumbiaCDN $575book now
August 19-22, 2017Victoria Area, British ColumbiaCDN $575book now


Paddle Canada Level 3

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.

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April 13-17, 2017Broken Group Islands (Pacific Rim National Park)CDN $750book now
September 27-October 1, 2017Clayoquot Sound, TofinoCDN $750book now


Paddle Canada Level 4

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.

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April 28 (evening)- May 5, 2017

4 nights accommodation in a lodge included

Quadra Island and West CoastCDN $1199book now


General Recreation Programs

Surfing in Sea Kayaks

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.

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May 23-24, 2017Ucluelet-TofinoCDN $299book now
July 29-30, 2017Ucluelet-TofinoCDN $299book now
August 26-27, 2017Ucluelet-TofinoCDN $299book now


 Advanced Surfing in Sea Kayaks

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.

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July 15-16, 2017Ucluelet, Tofino, BCCDN $300book now


Paddling in Currents

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.

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July 22-23, 2017VictoriaCDN $299book now


Instructional Tour

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.

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August 12-16, 2017 Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia $1295 book now


Advanced Currents

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.

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April 29-May 1, 2017Quadra IslandCDN $650book now
July 30-August 1, 2017Skookumchuck RapidsCDN $550book now


Rock Gardening

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.

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TBA, 2017, 1 dayEast SookeCDN $180book now
TBA 2017, 1 dayEast SookeCDN $180book now
TBA 2017, 2 daysUclueletCDN $360book now
For private groups onlyKyuquot-Spring Island


Advanced Expeditions: North Coast Challenge

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.

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TBA, 2018, 8 daysNorth Coast of Vancouver IslandCDN $1799book now


New for 2017 Advanced Expeditions: Mid Coast Challenge

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.

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July 11-23, 2017, (13 days)Zeballos to TofinoCDN $2800book now

New for 2017 Advanced Expeditions: Tofino to Hot Springs Cove Challenge

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.

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June 26-July 2, 2017, (7 days)

August 26-September 1, 2017

(7 days)

Tofino to Hot Springs CoveCDN $1400book now

Lots More Sea Kayak Clinics!

We specialize in custom programs. Contact us for details or submit a Service Quote Form.

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