Paddle Canada Level-1 Skills

A two-day course that moves participants beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking.

Learn and practise what you need to get out on the water today. Our 2 day practical introductory program covers all the basics of getting onto and off the water, controlling your kayak, and recovering from a capsize. All this in a relaxed and fun environment. We provide all the kayaks, paddling accessories, and experienced staff.

This program is based on the National sea kayaking program established by Paddle Canada. This course meets and exceeds the Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills training and assessment.

Skill Level


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Upcoming Courses

Date: April 10-11, 2021
Victoria, BC
Date: April 24-25, 2021
Ucluelet, BC
Date: May 1-2, 2021
Victoria, BC
Date: May 29-30, 2021
Ucluelet, BC
Date: June 4-5-6, 2021 (3 days)
Kelowna BC
$450 CDN 

Course Notes:

The course information package for the course in Kelowna is different than the other Level 1 skills courses. The cost of the kayak and immersion gear rental is not included for the course in Kelowna.

Course Information Package Book Now!
Date: June 19-20, 2021
Victoria, BC
Date: July 10-11, 2021
Victoria, BC
Date: August 7-8, 2021
Victoria, BC
Date: August 28-29, 2021
Port Alberni, BC
$299 Add $100 for kayak and immersion gear rental if required 

Course Notes:

For more information contact the Port Alberni Recreation Department at 250-723-2181

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