Paddle Canada Level-2 Skills

The Paddle Canada Level-2 Skills program is designed to help paddlers build comfort and competence in more exposed waters and allow for improved boat handling and confident rescue and safety skills. With the goal of developing towards self-reliant paddlers, this program will improve upon our navigation skills and decision-making to allow for touring and play in more challenging waters.  We will work to refine existing skills from the Level-1 program and introduce new skills including linking strokes into maneuvers, weather interpretation, paddling in currents and swell and an introduction to rolling.

Participants are required to have a Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills or equivalent skills.

We will be offering multiple Paddle Canada Level-2 programs in 2020 in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario!



Deer Island, New Brunswick

Program Information Package

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Date – June 20-23, 2020

Location – Deer Island, New Brunswick

Instructors – Jarrod Gunn McQuillan

Price – $629+tax (Rustic Cabin Camping & 3 group suppers included)

*  To maximize learning and fun this session is limited to 6 participants

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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Program Information Package

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Date – July 17-20, 2020

Location – Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Instructors – Jarrod Gunn McQuillan

Price – $679+tax (3 nights accommodations & 3 group suppers included)

*  To maximize learning and fun this session is limited to 6 participants

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Date – August 27-30, 2020

Location – Ontario – Location TBD

** More information coming soon**



PRICE INCLUDES

Instruction and materials, accommodations (different for each program – campsite fees, group house, rustic cabin camping), 3 group suppers, group gear such as tarps, first aid, repair kit.  Paddle Canada certification upon successful completion of the course.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Transportation, kayak and kayak related gear, charts, personal paddling, lunches, snacks and breakfast.

** If you do not have a kayak and/or kayak related gear please contact us as we have rental options available.


All of our programs are led by a Paddle Canada certified instructor.  Successful participants of this program will receive Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Skills certification.  Click below for more information:
Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Skills certification available

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Chart & Compass Work – Becoming a Self-Reliant Paddler!