Recommended Reading List

Many of these books and DVD’s can be purchased at our granville island location.  Please call to enquire if we have a specific title in stock.

 

Beginner Skills

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

 

Rolling

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

 

Guiding and Instucting

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