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Kayak Lessons, Paddle Canada Courses & Certification

Basic Kayak Instruction

Our 2 or 3 hour instructional courses are a must for anyone considering purchasing or renting a kayak and paddling off on their own. Our lessons will take place on one of Salt Spring Island's many lakes or in a sheltered bay in Ganges Harbour, depending on the weather and time of year.

You will learn about:

Introductory Clinic
2hrs // $60 per person
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Advanced Strokes + Rescues
3hrs // $70 per person
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Private Clinic (2 people min.)
2hrs // $80 per person
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Paddle Canada

To register for Paddle Canada courses, we will require your first and last name, company name, address, city, country, postal code, phone number, and email address.

Two days of kayak instruction in the beautiful Gulf Islands. We will be covering strokes, braces, rescues, weather, charts, tides/currents, safety and navigation. This course is appropriate for beginner to intermediate paddlers who wish to gain knowledge and become more confident and competent. Successful completion of this course will certify you with Level 1 Skills through Paddle Canada and provides the skill and knowledge necessary for daylong sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters in the company of one or more paddlers with equal or greater skill and knowledge.
Bring or rent a sea kayak and immersion gear such as a wetsuit or drysuit.

SCHEDULED DATES:
May 20 & 21, 2017
June 17 & 18, 2017
July 12 & 13, 2017
Alternate dates available upon request.

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One day of kayak instruction for novice paddlers covering, wet exits, rescues, strokes and piloting. Successful completion of this course will certify you with Basic Skills through Paddle Canada and provides the skill and knowledge necessary for paddling in calm sheltered waters in the company of one or more paddlers with equal or greater skill and knowledge.
Bring or rent a sea kayak and immersion gear such as a wetsuit or drysuit.

SCHEDULED DATES:
June 3, 2017
Aug 5, 2017
Alternate dates available upon request.

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An introduction to kayak rolling, we will work on body mechanics and technique to learn to roll a kayak in calm conditions. A successful roll does not always happen in the first lesson; however, we will set you up with ways to further your progress after. This session will be in the lake.
Includes kayak/equipment rental. Discount if you bring your own.

SCHEDULED DATES:
June 4, 2017
Aug 6, 2017
Alternate dates available upon request.

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This course covers the necessary skills of navigation including charts, weather, tides, currents and piloting. A land based clinic, just bring yourself and a willingness to learn!
On land; no kayak/equipment rental necessary.

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