This is a three-day course that begins with solidifying your Stand Up Paddleboard skills by teaching you the Paddle Canada Basic skills in the morning and then Advanced Stand Up Paddleboard skills in the afternoon of the first day. These courses will most likely be a review for you but will refresh your skills and also give you the two required skills certificates in order to work on your instructor’s level. This skills day will hone your personal skills before refining the methods to teach them.

On the second and third days of this program, you will work on the skills required to teach SUP. Your instructor trainers will go through learning styles and have your practice teach different elements of the course.

Becoming a Paddle Canada Basic Stand Up Paddleboard instructor allows you to teach Paddle Canada insured and certified stand up paddleboard courses anywhere in Canada.

Our Basic SUP instructor training program takes place at Ontario Sea Kayak Centre with accommodation included onsite.

We can also set-up private courses for groups if you can’t make these dates, please contact us to chat about it.

What You Will Learn

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

Your Instructors

Our certified instructors are some of Canada’s best!

Greg Mason

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

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.

Price p.p. from:


plus taxes


June 28–30, 2022

Course Prerequisites

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

  • None

 What's Included

Don’t worry, we’ve got this covered.


  • Paddle Canada Stand up Paddleboard Basic Skills Certification course
  • Paddle Canada Stand up Paddleboard Advanced Skills Certification course
  • Paddle Canada Basic Instructor Certification course
  • On-site accommodation in the Harmony Outdoor Inn glamping tents is included
  • Stand Up Paddleboard and safety gear is included

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.

  • Sleeping Bag and pillow
  • Food to prepare your meals
  • Wet suit and footwear
  • Towel, sun screen, hat etc
  • Laptop or something for taking notes in class, pen and Rite in the Rain notepad or a dive slate

Price p.p. from:


plus taxes


June 28–30, 2022

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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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It was a great time. The Instructors were tremendous people with vast knowledge and precision execution of skills. We had 2 people In our group whose skill set was well below everyone else. Both instructors showed nurturing patience that not only provide the weak paddlers' comfort but the rest of us with the license to push ourselves at the same time.

Jeff 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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