This Paddle Canada Skill level 1 kayaking certification course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for day-long kayaking trips in remote settings. The course is crucial if you are planning on doing more remote trips or paddling on larger bodies of water away from shore. Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge. Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from Paddle Canada certifying that you have achieved a Level 1 certification!
- Bow rescue
- Unassisted re-entry
- Assisted re-entry
- Forward stroke
- Brace low/high
- Stern rudder
- Edge control
Date: Saturday June 23rd - Sunday June 24th
Time: 10:00 - 5:00 both days
Location: Cherry Beach
What to bring
Bring clothing and footwear that will keep you comfortable and warm when wet (synthetic or wetsuit is best!) as well as a towel. If you require goggles, noseplugs, or any other accessories to be comfortable in the water - bring them! Lastly, don't forget your hat and sunscreen and a lunch or snacks. If you need to rent a kayak and gear for this course the fee is $50.00 extra.
You will be contacted by our staff prior to the course to confirm details.
*Times are subject to change and courses are weather-dependant