Paddle Canada Kayak Skills Courses

These courses are ideal for those that want to move beyond our lessons and get a little deeper immersion (pardon the pun) into sea kayaking. Whether you’re intent on certification or not, these courses are full of useful information and knowledge to allow you to safely enjoy your excursions no matter where you paddle. All of our courses spend time on Georgian Bay where there is no better classroom and allow you to test the waters and gain new experiences and knowledge.

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Level-1 Sheltered Waters Day Tripping

This 2 day course goes beyond the basics in sea kayaking to provide you the skills to comfortably undertake a day trip in relatively sheltered, calm waters. You’ll develop solid kayak rescue skills and enhance key paddling/bracing strokes.


May 31-June 2, 2019 (2.5 days)
July 12-14, 2019 (2.5 days)

Level-2 Open Water Paddling

The extended course provides a solid base for those that want to comfortably play and trip in open waters like Georgian Bay. With lots of time to practice your boat handling and rescues in ‘real’ conditions, you’ll find your skills progress rapidly.


June 9-13, 2019 (4.5 days)

Level-3 Open Water Leadership

This extended course further enhances the skills and techniques learned in Level-2 but adds a focus on leadership. You will develop skills in group awareness and management and safe travel that will enable you to help a group of colleagues or like paddlers make safe decisions about where, when and how to paddle in open waters.



Paddle Canada Sea Kayak/Paddleboard Instructor Training Courses

Level-1 Kayak Instructor

This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and judgement to instruct beyond basic kayaking skills to people of all ages. Teaching strategies, detection and correction, coaching, evaluation and group management skills are all part of this fun and informative course.


July 9-12, 2019 (4 days)

Level-2 Kayak Instructor

Develop the skills and experiences to enable you to deliver Level 2 Skills. We will work on your skills sets to ensure that your strokes are of a high demonstration quality. But moreover, we’ll provide lots of tips and techniques to coach other paddlers to higher proficiency.


May 16-20, 2019 (5 days)

Camp & Basic Kayak Instructor

In this extended weekend course we combine a Level 1 Skills Certification with Basic Instructor to prepare you with the paddling skills and instructor capabilities to teach beginner paddlers. Ideal for staff working at a summer camp.



Paddleboard Advanced Flatwater Instructor

The Advanced Flatwater Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor course is designed to provide a national certification in the Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Program. We’ll show you the various techniques and effective approaches to help you become a better instructor.


TBA. Contact us if you’re interested.