Take your paddling skills to the next level with our two day intermediate course. This is the next step to preparing and taking a self-guided day trip.
We’ll refine your strokes by incorporating edging, deepen your understanding of re-entry techniques, and introduce some new strokes to help you paddle more efficiently. We’ll also introduce navigation for day-tripping, including chart reading, route finding, tides, and weather. Once we are comfortable with all these skills we will take a day trip from our Jericho Beach location. You’ll use your newly learned navigation skills and practice leadership and decision-making along the way.
Upon successful completion of all skills, you will receive your Paddle Canada Level 1 Kayaking Certification.
Click here for a nifty overview of the specific skills that we will cover in this course.
(kayak and safety gear as well as wetsuits are included)
Saturday & Sunday on select weekends | 9am-5pm
- March 23/24
- April 20/21
- May 4/5
- May 18/19
- June 1/2
- June 15/16
- June 29/30
- July 13/14
- July 27/28
- Aug 10/11
- Aug 24/25
- Sep 7/8 Sep 21/22
Paddle Canada Basic Skills Certification or equivalent.
You have to be confident in your forward, stopping, reverse strokes as well as your sweep strokes, pivot turns, draw strokes, and low brace. Also, it is very important that you have previously done a controlled wet exit and can confidently re-enter the kayak with the help of another kayaker in deep water.
Before booking the program please read, understand and sign our waivers.
As this is a Paddle Canada program you need to sign the:
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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.