Paddle Canada Level 4 Skills

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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.

Skill Level:



  • Paddle Canada Level 3 Skills
  • Considerable touring experience and an ability to roll is essential

ISKGA Training Modules included:

  • Module: Coastal Skills
  • Module Advanced Skills
  • Module: Coastal Guide leadership
  • Module: Coastal Planning & Navigation
  • Module: Advanced Planning & Navigation

Course Information:

Course Information Package

 Policies and Procedures
Waiver Form

A deposit of $350 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.

 Dates  Location  Price  Join Us!

April 20 -26, 2019 (7 days)

4 nights accommodation in a lodge included

Quadra Island and Barkley Sound CDN $1199 book now

Other dates available for custom and private programs

More info:

General information on Paddle Canada

General information on the International Sea Kayak Guide Association (ISKGA)