Level 2 Kayaking
Paddle Canada Level Two Sea Kayaking Skills Series is a gateway to an exciting progression of sea kayak touring and overnight trips in the many amazing yet challenging Canadian kayaking destinations.
Participation in this 5-day program will allow you to develop and assess your skill and comprehension necessary for proficient overnight kayak touring in moderate sea conditions. Includes instruction and assessment of touring skills, risk assessment, bracing, maneuvering strokes, combined strokes, sustained paddling and introduction to rolling.
The courses are expected to have an overnight component. However, depending on the Covid situation we might adjust the plans and run the entire course out of Vancouver.
Upon successful completion of all skills, you will receive your Paddle Canada Level 2 Kayaking Certification.
Click here for a nifty overview of the specific skills that we will cover in this course.
Discounted kayak rental is available for $99 for the duration of the course.
* additional camping and ferry fees might be applicable
- May 4 & 5 at Jericho Beach
- May 17-19 Overnight in Howe Sound
Sold Out – Contact us to be added to the waiting list
- June 8 & 9 at Jericho Beach
- June 21-23 Overnight in Howe Sound
- July 13 & 14 at Jericho Beach
- July 19-21 Overnight in Howe Sound
(This course is taught by a 2SLGBTQAI+ identifying instructor and is specifically and exclusively for individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQAI+. If you would like to book with or bring a friend who is an ally please reach out to us before booking)
- August 3 & 4 at Jericho
- August 16-18 in Overnight in Howe Sound
September course (no camping)
- September 7 & 8 at Jericho Beach
- September 13 evening session at Jericho
- September 14 & 15 Daytrips from Vancouver
This course covers a broad range of skills and is not suitable for a first-time paddler, as such the following prerequisite skills/experience must be met.
Participants are required to have Paddle Canada Level-1 Skills certification. As well as at least 3, one-day-long, kayaking trips in different locations where they worked and developed the skills acquired in their Level 1 course. Participants also need to have solid solo and assisted re-entry skills in Level 1 conditions.
Wilderness First Aid with CPR is strongly recommended.
We highly recommend Coast Wilderness Medical Training.
Before booking the program please read, understand and sign our waivers.
As this is a Paddle Canada program you need to sign the:
Plans change, things happen. We get it!
Please refer to our Cancellation Policy page to see the notice we need in order to cancel your booking.
In any case, we do appreciate it if you could let us know sooner than later if you are planning to cancel so we can give your spot to somebody else if possible.