"I was nervous of what would be expected of me. Those fears were quickly put to rest. The course format advocates skills advancement in a fun and enthusiastic way. "

Leslie Wells
St. John's, NL




Instructor Level 1
Develop your ability to impart the skills of safe kayaking to others and work towards instructor certification under Paddle Canada’s National Program.
Dates: May 8-11, 2014


Wilderness Canoe School
This 6-day program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and efficient wilderness trips by canoe on remote lakes, rivers, and ocean environments for extended periods of time.
Dates: June 10-15, 2014


Safe Kayaking Level 1
A weekend safety course that has a strong focus on ocean paddling.
Dates: June 20-22, 2014




Exploring dramatic coastlines and the life that graces their rocky edges from the seat of a small boat is what we live to do. Doing this safely, however takes much more than having the right equipment -- it takes skill, knowledge, experience and an underlying respect for the sea’s dynamic nature.





Richard is currently President of Paddle Canada, the association governing kayaking and kayak instruction in the country. A graduate of an Outdoor Recreation program, he successfully completed, in 2002, a 300-mile expedition up the west coast of Greenland. He holds a Level 4 skill designation, the highest level available, and Level 2 instructor trainer status in the Paddle Canada program.

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