This is the primary starting point of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak instructor progression. With a focus on foundation skills and knowledge, Basic Kayak instructors will inspire students to go out on short paddling excursions in calm and sheltered waters.

Becoming a Paddle Canada Basic Kayak instructor allows you to teach insured and certified kayaking courses anywhere in Canada.

Instructor candidates should have solid Paddle Canada level 1 skills and strong leadership skills to take this course. Our Basic Kayak instructor training program takes place at our paddling centre with accommodation included onsite.

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.

Greg Mason

Greg has been paddling and teaching kayaking on Georgian Bay for around 25 yrs… since he was not but a wee grasshopper.

Price p.p. from:

$595 

plus taxes

Dates

May 25–27, 2021

Course Prerequisites

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

  • Paddle Canada Level One Skills
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Current certification in first aid (14 hours) with CPR.

 What's Included

Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.

Included

  • Accommodation at our centre. (First six registrations get a prospector tent, after that people need to bring a tent)
  • Certified Paddle Canada Instructor Trainers
  • Three days for training

What's Not Included

  • Paddle Canada Instructor membership fee which is $99.99 *you must register with Paddle Canada ahead of the course

What You Should Bring

A detailed gear list is sent before the start of the trip but this can get you started.

  • Candidates provide their own meals during this course and are able to use our outdoor covered kitchen area.
  • Sleeping bag/blankets if you are staying on-site.

Price p.p. from:

$595 

plus taxes

Dates

May 25–27, 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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Your Level one course was amazing. The demonstrations were clear and concise. Your feedback or coaching was very helpful. You both answered my many questions with clarity and patience.

Donald P.

 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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