The Big Canoe Program is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skill for safe and efficient Big Canoe Paddling. The program recognizes the two distinct groups it is designed for: Paddlers and Leaders. For the purposes of this course a Big Canoe is any canoe being paddles by 4 or more people.
Age Requirements: There is no age restrictions for any Skill Courses - at the discretion of the Course Director please check with them. For all Leader Courses there is a minimum age of 16 yrs of age and for Instructor Courses there is a minimum age of 18 yrs of age.
Select from the program titles listed below to learn more about the requirements for each level of the Paddle Canada National Canoe Program (note you will be redirected to our sub-domain paddlebuzz.ca):
Skill Level Programs
Big Canoe Skills Paddler
Big Canoe Skills Intermediate Leader
Big Canoe Skills Advanced Leader
Instructor Level Programs
Big Canoe Instructor Intermediate
Big Canoe Instructor Advanced
Instructor Trainer Programs
Big Canoe Instructor Trainer Intermediate
Big Canoe Instructor Trainer Advanced
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