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.
Discounted kayak rental is available for $99 for the duration of the course.
June Course: -FULL (contact us to be added to the waiting list)
June 5 + 6 | 9am – 4pm at Jericho Beach
June 11 – 13 | Overnight in the Gulf Islands*
July 19-23 | Overnight in the Gulf Islands*
Sep 11 + 12 | 9am – 4pm at Jericho Beach
Sep 24-26 | Overnight (location tbd)*
*whether we are able to go on an overnight trip will depend on the Covid Situation during that time. If we cannot go on an overnight trip we will run those days out of Jericho or potentially other Metro Vancouver locations.
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.
Wilderness First Aid with CPR strongly recommended.
We highly recommend Coast Wilderness Medical Training.
Before the start of 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.