Paddle Canada Level-3 Skills

This Paddle Canada Level 3 Skills program will have you spend 5-days paddling within the Tusket Islands and the coastal waters of Southwestern Nova Scotia.  This program is a collaboration between Cloud 9 Adventures and Sea Kayak Instruction and Learning Systems (SKILS) and will have a coaching team that includes Erik Ogaard and Jarrod Gunn McQuillan.  This location will provide a challenging and diverse learning environment.  The focus of the program will be on the application of leadership, decision making and risk management skills allowing team members the opportunity to lead and make decisions based upon weather conditions and the sea state encountered.

Boat Handling in Dynamic Environments (Photo Credit: Trudy Killam)

The program will utilize a flipped classroom strategy to optimize participants learning opportunities.  This approach will give participants coursework, exercises and preparatory work in advance of the course at no additional charge.  Participants can work on and solidify some theoretical components of the program prior to the course which will allow for more time to apply these skills on the ocean environment.

Other topics include expedition travel, trip planning and navigation in tidal waters as well as technical paddling skills in dynamic waters.   Paddlers will continue to develop and refine strokes and maneuvers as well as advanced rescue and towing techniques.  The team will come together in a group house for the first couple of days and we will paddle different locations within the region allowing participants to challenge themselves in a variety of areas.  The program will also include a camping component within the beautiful Tusket Islands.

Check out the Program Information Package for all the detailsProgram-Information-Package_Paddle-Canada-Level-3_clickablelink

Dates – September 27 – October 1, 2019

* Flipped classroom portion of program will commence in August *

Price – $850

** Program is now full.  Please send us an e-mail if interested in being placed on a waiting list — **

Working on boat handling within a rock garden

All of our programs are led by a Paddle Canada certified instructors.  Successful participants of this program will receive Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills certification.  Click below for more information:
Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills certification available

Camping within the Tusket Island archipelago