This 32-40 hour course builds on the skills introduced in the Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills course. More in-depth Navigation, Trip Preparation and Weather Interpretation are covered on a daily basis. New paddle strokes, rescue techniques and rolling is introduced. Paddling moves from sheltered waters to more dynamic conditions. This is a course that builds the confidence to go from day-paddling in sheltered waters to more of a coastal touring environment.
Midweek (includes overnight):
$649 (plus GST) – does NOT include kayak rental
$749 (plus GST) – including kayak rental
Weekend (no overnight):
$599 (plus GST)
$699 (plus GST) – including rental
Dates & Times
Midweek Course: 3 days in Deep Cove. 2 days and one night in Howe Sound.
This course covers a broad range of skills and is not suitable for a first time paddler, as such the following prerequisite skills/experience must be met.
- Paddle Canada Level-1 Skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.
- Experience: At least 3, one day long, kayaking trips in different locations.
- Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) with CPR strongly recommended.
What to Bring
Students should come prepared to be outside and on the water all day.
Immersion gear is mandatory for the course. Deep Cove Kayak can provide a wetsuit for the course, subject to availability.
The course fee includes instruction, participants are responsible for providing their own kayak, relevant safety equipment and camping supplies.
Deep Cove Kayak can rent a kayak to participants for the reduced rate of $100 plus tax for the duration of the course.
Food for the duration of the course is not supplied.
If you need more info on what to wear or bring with you check out our What to Bring page.
If you need additional info on our safety or cancellation policies, check out our Additional Info page.
If you have any other questions, see if they are already answered on our FAQ page or call us at 604.929.2268.