The Paddle Canada River Kayak program includes nationally recognized certifications in four skill levels and four Instructor levels. Certifications are earned during participation in courses.
A new whitewater kayaker would begin instruction at the Introduction to Kayaking Level, concentrating on kayak fundamentals moving on to a mastery of the skills required for safe and enjoyable whitewater experiences. To get the most out of your whitewater adventures, come and experience the Paddle Canada River Kayak program for yourself.
Age Requirements: There is no age restrictions for any Skill Courses - at the discretion of the Course Director please check with them. For all instructor courses there is a minimum age of 16 yrs of age.
Paddlers are also taught the Leave No Trace principles for active environmental awareness and protection in order to help ensure that we can all continue to enjoy Canada's many waterways and wilderness for years to come.
Select from the program titles listed below to learn more about the requirements for each level of the Paddle Canada National River Kayak Program
Instructor Level Programs
Beginner River Kayak Instructor / CKC Kayak Whitewater Instructor 2
Intermediate River Kayak Instructor / CKC Kayak Whitewater Instructor 2
Advanced River Kayak Instructor / CKC Kayak Whitewater Instructor 3
Instructor Trainer Programs
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