Paddle Canada Level-4 Skills

Designed for experienced coastal paddlers, Level-4 provides a dynamic and rewarding group environment for paddlers to share skills and knowledge.

We divide this course between the fast moving currents of Quadra Island and the surf swept beaches of the West Coast to take advantage of the diversity of paddling on Vancouver Island.  Level 4 Skills pushes you to integrate all your paddling skills in dynamic and challenging waters.  There are specific lessons, but we try to take advantage of conditions as they arise as well.  There is a strong peer leadership component on this course.

One half is based out of the beautiful and convenient Discovery Island Lodge.  Surge Narrows is a 15 minute paddle from the lodge.  Each day will be divided between skills development and playing in the currents.

The other half of the course is spent camping out on the beautiful surf swept beaches of the West Coast. The A to B format provides logistical and route planning challenges; the exposed outside of Vancouver Island provides a higher level of exposure from weather, sea state, and terrain.   Together, we have a great Level 4 playground.

Both training and assessment are provided in this course.

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Skill Level


  • Paddle Canada Level 3 Skills
  • Considerable touring experience and an ability to roll is essential.
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ISKGA Training Modules Included

  • Coastal Skills
  • Coastal Guide Leadership

Upcoming Courses

Date: May 18-24, 2024 (7 days)
Quadra Island and Barkley Sound
$1399 CDN 

Course Notes:

3 nights accommodation in a lodge included.
1 night in a campground in Ucluelet included
For $85 plus taxes per person, participants can stay the night of May 24 at the lodge after the Level 4 skills course to enjoy an extra day to play in the currents and have fun.

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Booking and Payment Notes

If you would prefer to pay a deposit in order to secure your spot, a deposit of $600 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.