Taking our Paddle Canada Level-1 Instructor course allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada upon successful completion. Instructor candidates should have solid Paddle Canada Level-2 skills and strong leadership skills to take this course. Our Level-1 instructor training program takes place at our centre with accommodation available on-site.

Paddle Canada Level-1 Instructors are able to teach Level-1 skills and Basic kayak skills courses and assist on a Level-2 skills courses. Students should come to this instructor course with very strong skills and a good understanding of the level 1 course syllabus.

This instructor course includes accommodation at Ontario Sea Kayak Centre with the use of our outdoor kitchen pavilion and hot outdoor showers.

What You Will Learn

  • You will spend your time learning teaching/learning styles, practice teaching theory and practical skills in the classroom and on the water. 

Your Instructors

Our certified instructors are some of Canada’s best!

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 20 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada.

Dympna Hayes

Dympna is co-owner and operator, of Ontario Sea Kayak Centre along with her partner and husband James. She loves sharing her craft with others through her coaching on skills courses and through her guiding while on kayaking trips.

Jeff Arbing

Jeff Arbing

Jeff is the primary instructor/mentor for all new recruits with a large southern Ontario Police Service. He also instructs senior level adult education, mental resiliency/leadership and supervisory courses.

Price p.p. from:

$725 

plus taxes

Dates

June 14–17, 2021

Course Prerequisites

Please contact us with any question related to these trip prerequisites.

  • Paddle Canada Level-2 Skills.
  • Basic Instructor certification highly recommended.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Current certification in first aid (14 hours) with CPR.
  • 30 days in Level-1 conditions (including overnights).
  • Strong leadership skills.

 What's Included

Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.

Included

  • Accommodation is included onsite.

What's Not Included

  • Candidates provide their own meals during this course and are able to use our outdoor covered kitchen area.

Price p.p. from:

$725 

plus taxes

Dates

June 14–17, 2021

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 Course Location

Ontario Sea Kayak Centre

Parry Sound, Ontario

We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.

Driving Directions Address: Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
6 Harmony Lane
Parry Sound, ON

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Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
Parry Sound, Ontario

We will start the course at our base here in Parry Sound.

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What a boost to your kayaking self-confidence to have Dympna and James alongside you in the water! Their wet exit demonstration and one-on-one support made learning fun not fearful.

Elizabeth H.

 International Visitors

We are more than willing to accommodate you in any way that we can.  Contact us to see how we can help!

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our Paddle Canada kayak courses. Please email or call us 1-905-399-1216


We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this trip or about any of our other trips or courses.

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