Courses & Training Courses & Training All our courses are taught by Paddle Canada certified instructors and include all equipment required. During colder months, additional $20 will be added for mandatory dry-suit rental. In the summer months, dry-suits are optional for additional $20. To sign up for courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org UPCOMING COURSES We have Paddle Canada Instructors who can certify you for Basic Skills and Level 1 Sea Kayaking Skills. Basic Skills Course Aug 10 -11 (Evening Course) Level 1 August 7 - 8 (Weekend Course) 1 Day Basic Skills ($60) This is the primary starting point of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak skills progression. With a focus on foundation skills and knowledge, Basic Kayak Skills inspires students to go out on short paddling excursions in class-0 or calm and sheltered waters. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to confidently paddle in calm, sheltered waters in the company of peers with similar abilities. More information can be found on Paddle Canada Website, click here. 2 Day Level 1 ($120) Building on the information covered in Basic Skills, Sea Kayak Level-1 Skills is a two-day course that moves participants beyond flatwater kayaking and into the sport of sea kayaking. The course is conducted in slightly rougher water than Basic Kayak, aiming to develop the paddler’s comfort. There is a strong focus on re-entry techniques as well as the skills required to safely plan and execute a day trip with friends (for example, navigation & route planning, weather interpretation, proper clothing/gear.) Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to confidently paddle in class-1 conditions in the company of one or more paddlers with similar skills or knowledge. The paddler should be self-reliant yet an asset to the group and an active participant, willing and able to assist others if they need assistance. More information can be found on Paddle Canada Website, click here.