Our Philosophy


We encourage a high degree of experimentation and play in our work, which translates into a fun and dynamic learning environment. We focus on the principles behind the skills and knowledge, and not just the skills themselves.


Our unique business model pairs us with the best people and organizations in coastal recreation.  Our unique range of services places SKILS at the leading edge of paddle sports in Canada and globally.  No one offers the same diversity and depth of programs.


We challenge clients and staff to explore and question their paddling skills, their knowledge of the world around them, and their relationship to paddling. Through this exploration, you will achieve a strong sense of personal accomplishment and growth. These are the rewards of a SKILS program.

But don’t take our word for it, check out some of the testimonials from past clients.