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Location: Gatineau River, Quebec. Photo credit: Priscilla Haskin.
The Advanced Big Canoe Instructor award provides a national certification in the instruction and administration of the Big Canoe program. Successful candidates receive the Advanced Big Canoe Instructor certification at this level.
The Advanced Big Canoe Instructor is certified to:
conduct Introduction to Big Canoe Paddling Skills and Intermediate and Advanced Big Canoe Leader courses apprentice on an Advanced Big Canoe Instructor course Find a School
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At least 18 years of age.
Intermediate Big Canoe Instructor.
Intermediate or Advanced Solo Lake Canoeing certification or equivalent with permission from the course instructor.
Introduction to Tandem or Solo Lake Canoeing Instructor certification.
Experience beyond that of an Advanced Big Canoe Leader skills course.
At least 100 hours in the stern of a big canoe in different wind conditions and water environments.
How to Register for an Instructor Course
Contact the course director/organization and register with them first.
Register yourself as an instructor candidate member with Paddle Canada by following these steps:
Are you existing Paddle Canada member or a past skill course student?
Login to your account and follow the instructor candidate link there. Are you brand new to Paddle Canada? Proceed to the
Instructor Candidate membership form.
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The content on this page is provided for information only and could be incorrect or outdated. The course program manual is the official syllabus.
If you have any specific syllabus questions, please get in touch with the
Canoe Program Committee who is responsible for the development and maintaince of this course.