Whether you are curious about sea kayaking or want to further develop your skills, we have a program for you.
Check out this video from a recent Paddle Canada Level 3 course.
This two day course is for new and enthusiastic paddlers looking to jump in with both feet. We cover all the basics and add some weather, navigation, and day tourings skills for good measure. SKILS is providing kayak, kayak equipment and immersion gear.
|April 7-8, 2018||Ucluelet, British Columbia||CDN $300|
|May 12-13, 2018||Ucluelet, British Columbia||CDN $300|
Level 2 builds on the skills covered in the Level 1 Program by refining existing skills and adding new ones like rolling and paddling in currents. Touring skills are also introduced on an overnight trip. Anyone looking to tour in coastal waters should have these skills.
|April 14-17, 2018||Discovery Island Lodge on Quadra Island, British Columbia
|June 21-24, 2018||Victoria area, British Columbia||CDN $575|
Skills introduced in Level 2 are polished and applied in even more dynamic waters on the open coast. This course also includes a leadership component for those paddling in peer groups.
|April 25-29, 2018||Broken Group Islands (Pacific Rim National Park)||CDN $750|
|June 10-14, 2018||Réserve de Parc National de l’Archipel-de-Mingan, Québec||CDN $875|
|September 15-19, 2018||Clayoquot Sound, Tofino||CDN $750|
This is where all the other cool paddling stuff lives! Designed for experienced coastal paddlers, Level 4 provides a dynamic and rewarding group environment for paddlers to share skills and knowledge and add a few extra tools to their tool box.
|April 14-20, 2018 (7 days)
4 nights accommodation in a lodge included
|Quadra Island and West Coast||CDN $1199|
We designed this program with touring in mind. We start our program by learning how not to surf, and slowly build in the skills and knowledge to paddle with confidence in and around the surf zone.
|May 22-23, 2018||Ucluelet-Tofino||CDN $299|
|June 30-July 1, 2018||Ucluelet-Tofino||CDN $299|
|August 18-19, 2018||Ucluelet-Tofino||CDN $299|
Surfing a sea kayak with control is an incredible feeling. Dropping into a wave and doing a bottom turn before carving down the line and then sliding up into a nice top turn is possible in a sea kayak. This course is recommended for graduates of the SKILS Sea Kayak Surfing course, or for paddlers who have experience surfing a sea kayak, who are looking to add control and style to their repertoire. This Advanced Surf Course will focus on technical manoeuvres for long boats in surf.
|TBA in December, 2018||Ucluelet, Tofino, BC||CDN $300|
Currents are ubiquitous features of coastal paddling and they offer rewards and risks. These clinics apply basic skills and knowledge to these dynamic waters, helping develop knowledge and confidence.
|TBA, 2018||Victoria||CDN $299|
Our Clayoquot Instructional Tour aims to help you gain confidence paddling in the magnificent waters of Clayoquot Sound. We combine a relaxing tour atmosphere with the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills in an educational paddling adventure.
|August 13-17, 2018||Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia||$1295|
We love currents paddling around Quadra Island and at Skookumchuck Rapids and we want you to come see what all the fuss is about! Lots of rapids, boils, eddies, and big waves. If this is your idea of a good time, come play with us.
|TBA in December, 2018||Quadra Island||CDN $650|
|TBA in December, 2018||Skookumchuck Rapids||CDN $550|
Rock gardening is the sea kayaking equivalent of white water paddling. We actively seek to play where waves and rocks meet. Its a great place to refine your technical paddling skills, sharpen your tactical decision making, focus your mental concentration and awareness, and challenge your physical limits.
|TBA, 2018, 1 day||East Sooke||CDN $180|
|TBA 2018, 1 day||East Sooke||CDN $180|
|TBA 2018, 2 days||Ucluelet||CDN $360|
|For private groups only||Kyuquot-Spring Island|
This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Whether you have received training through a professional organization, or you are a motivated boater with practical experience, this course will allow you to apply and polish your existing skills while deepening your understanding of their tactical applications.
|June 25-July 2, 2018, 8 days||North Coast of Vancouver Island||CDN $1799|
This is an expedition style course that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler that wishes to explore remote locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. Traveling through the remote West Coast of Vancouver Island from Zeballos to Tofino will push your skills while exploring the surf beaches and rocky points of this beautiful ocean playground.
|The next one will be in 2019 , (13 days)||Zeballos to Tofino||CDN $2800|
Our Tofino-Hot Springs Cove Challenge is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers looking to refine their touring skills while undertaking an exciting sea kayaking journey. Leaving from the small surf town of Tofino, and returning to our launch spot via an entirely different route, paddlers will discover new spectacular spaces on each leg of the trip, while also having the opportunity to learn key kayaking skills on an educational paddling adventure.
|June 23-29, 2018, (7 days)||Tofino to Hot Springs Cove||CDN $1400|
This is an expedition style program that is designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler who wishes to explore very remote wild locations while receiving quality instruction and feedback along the way. The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. You will be paddling and camping amongst giant sitka spruce trees, 1000 year old red cedars and western hemlocks. It’s the only place in the world where you can see the Kermode (Spirit) Bear, a subspecies of black bear with white fur. The waters teem with whales, otters, dolphins and sea lions while wolves, black bears, Kermode bears, grizzly bears and eagles roam in the lush forests. This beautifully raw, rugged coast offers jaw dropping scenery and a rich First Nations culture. The only access along much of our route is by float plane or boat so you’ll experience solitude and truly get off the beaten track. We plan to explore some of the remotest and most beautiful offshore islands such as the Goose Island Group. We will not see much human presence along our journey for a pure wilderness experience.Traveling through the remote and wild Great Bear Rainforest you will push your skills while exploring the surf beaches and rocky points of this beautiful ocean playground. On day 1 of the expedition, you will start from Port Hardy where you will take the ferry to Bella Bella. From Bella Bella you will be paddling to Port Hardy. This adventure is 19 days long.
|July 9-27, 2018, (19 days)||Bella Bella to Port Hardy, BC||CDN $3999.00|