Recommended Reading List

Many of these books and DVDs can be purchased at our Granville Island location.  Please call to ask if we have a specific title in stock.

Beginner Skills

  • BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook
  • Touring and Sea Kayaking: The Essential Skills by Ken Whiting with Alex Matthews
  • Simple Kayak Navigation by Ray Killen
  • The Ultimate Guide to Sea Kayaking (DVD)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Rec Boating (DVD)

Intermediate Skills

  • BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook
  • Deep Trouble by Broze and Gronseth
  • Sea Kayakers Handbook of Safety and Rescues by Pardy and Alderson
  • Living with the Weather Along the BC Coast by Owen Lange
  • Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation by Burch
  • Kayak Strokes by Doug Alderson
  • The Ultimate Guide to Sea Kayaking (DVD)
  • This is the Sea: Vol. 1–3 (DVD)
  • Pacific Horizons (DVD)
  • Rough Water Paddling by Matthews & Whiting (Level 2)
  • Sea Kayaking Safety (DVD) (Level 2)
  • Sea Kayak by Gordon Brown (Level 2)

Rolling

  • Kayak Rolling: The Black Art Demystified by Loel Collins
  • Rolling a Kayak by Ken Whiting (Book & DVD)
  • The Bombproof Roll and Beyond by Paul Dutky
  • Eskimo Rolling by Derek Hutchinson
  • Greenland Rolling with Dubside (DVD)
  • The Kayak Roll (DVD)

Guiding & Instructing

  • BCU Coaching Handbook
  • BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook
  • Sea Kayakers Handbook of Safety and Rescue by Alderson and Pardy
  • Kayak Strokes by Doug Alderson
  • SKILS Instructor Manual by Michael Pardy