Paddle Canada Level 1 Instructor

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paddle_canada_logoThis 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.

Skill Level:



  • Paddle Canada Level 2 Skills
  • First Aid (16 hours minimum)
  • CPR
  • 30 day personal paddling experience including overnights

Course Information:

 Course Information Package
 Policies and Procedures
Waiver Form


A deposit of $300 is required at the time of registration in order to secure your spot. 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.

Additional Fee:

CDN$85 – Paddle Canada Instructor Membership

 Dates  Location  Price Join Us!
March 16-20, 2019 Victoria, BC CDN $645 book now
May 6-10, 2019 North Vancouver, BC CDN $700 (this includes kayaks, immersion gear and safety gear) book now
July 11-15, 2019 Shelburne, Nova Scotia   Contact us at [email protected]
October 5-9, 2019 Victoria, BC CDN $645 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs.

More info:

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