Basic Instructor Course

Rates: $399
Dates: March 31 - April 2 | May 23-25
Age: 16+


Share your love of kayaking and gain the certification necessary to run your own Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak skills courses.
During this course, you will learn the techniques to lead and deliver quality and safe kayaking programs that teach basic kayaking skills.
Becoming an instructor in the nationally recognized Paddle Canada Program is a wonderful way to inspire new paddles and to join a group of committed and passionate paddlers across the country.

We’re always hiring Instructors. Get in touch if you are interested in not only taking this course but also working with us!





2023 Dates

March 31 – April 2 (9am-4pm)

May 23 – 25 (10am-5pm)



Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills Certification or equivalent.

To get the Paddle Canada Instructor Certification you will also need to register with Paddle Canada as an Instructor Candidate ($99 annual fee) and have a minimum of Standard First Aid with CPR-C.

We highly recommend taking the 20h or 40h Wilderness First Aid course with Coast Wilderness Medical Training.