Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Instructor Jericho Beach

This is a Paddle Canada certified course

With Ecomarine’s Instructor course, share your love of kayaking and gain the certification necessary to run your own Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak skills courses. Become an instructor in the nationally recognized Paddle Canada Program and join a group of committed and passionate paddlers across the country.  Learn the techniques to lead and deliver quality and safe programs that teach basic skills such as:

  • Parts of the kayak and required equipment
  • launching and landing
  • boat handling in beginner conditions
  • wet exits and assisted re-entries

Paddle Canada Level One Sea Kayak skills, basic kayaking experience and a desire to help others discover paddling are all you need to get started.

Dates & times:

Friday Evening (6 – 9pm) + Saturday & Sunday (9am – 5pm)

  • May 4, 5, 6, 2018
  • Please contact us to set up any additional private courses.


  • One evening & Two full days – $399
  • Includes kayak, gear and wetsuit rental for the duration of your program


  • Strong Paddle Canada Level 1 skills: Complete Series or Intermediate Weekend
  • Comfort and control while capsized in a kayak.
  • Efficient assisted & un-assisted re-entry skills.
  • Effective edge control for turning.
  • Registered as a Paddle Canada Instructor Candidate {$90 annual membership fee}
  • Standard 14 hour First Aid + CPR-C Certification
  • 16 years of age

Other things to note:

In 2018, this course will be lead by Chris Ladner.  Chris is a Paddle Canada Level 1 Instructor Trainer, with over 20 years of experience teaching and working in the sea kayaking world.  Click here for more information on Chris.

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