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.
- Paddle Canada Level 3 Skills
- Considerable touring experience and an ability to roll is essential.
- Mandatory COVID vaccination
ISKGA Training Modules Included
- Coastal Skills
- Coastal Guide Leadership
We love custom courses!
Other dates are available for custom or private programs. Contact us for more info.
I just want to tell you how fantastic the instructor was for our SKILS water sports training this year. He was VERY knowledgeable.
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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 $350 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.