Paddle Canada Level-1 Instructor

This course provides national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Level-1 Skills course.

This 5-day program builds on the skills introduced in the Introduction to Kayak Instructor, reviewing and adding to your practical group management, lesson plan, and assessment skills. The expanded content of the level-1 Instructor Course includes training in developing weather and navigation lessons and managing groups in more complex waters including light winds, waves, and slow currents.

The course develops and assesses the skills to organize and teach a 2-day on water sea kayak beginner course.

Cancellation Policy

Skill Level


  • Paddle Canada Level-2 Skills.
  • 30 day personal paddling experience including overnights.
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ISKGA Training Modules Included

  • Coaching

Upcoming Courses

Date: May 8-12, 2024
Ucluelet, BC
$875 CDN 

Course Notes:

Accommodation included for the night before the course and the following 4 nights.

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Date: TBA 2024
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
$795 CDN 

Course Notes:

This course includes kayaks, immersion gear and safety gear.

Contact us at [email protected] to book

Date: October 5-9, 2024
Victoria, BC

Booking and Payment Notes

If you would prefer to pay a deposit in order to secure your spot, a deposit of $300 is required in order to register. The balance of your payment is due at least 30 days before the start of the program. Payment can be made by Interact E-Transfer, cheque, money order, or cash. You can also pay the full amount with a credit card using the online registration system on our website.

Other Notes

There is an additional fee of $95 (plus tax) for your Paddle Canada Instructor membership.