• Paddle Canada Level 2 Kayak Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Level 1 Kayak Instructor Trainer
  • Paddle Canada Level 4 Kayak Skills

Chris Ladner was owner of Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres for 27 years. He began his paddling career in 1973 with his own homemade skin on frame kayak. Since then he has been on dozens of kayaking trips on the British Columbia coast, a few of over a month long. He has also organized kayak trips to the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, and Holland.

Chris has a background in sporting goods design, manufacturing and distribution. He teaches kayaking skills regularly and is a certified Paddle Canada Level One Instructor Trainer with Level Four skills. He can often be found at the Granville Island store or on the water. He loves to share his passion for paddling.