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.
Saturday & Sunday on select weekends | 9am-5pm
- April 17/18
- May 15.16
- June 5/6
- June 26/27
- July 10/11
- July 31/Aug 1
- August 14/15
- September 4/5
- September 25/26
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.