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Haskin Canoe offers Paddle Canada courses in Lake, Moving Water, Style, Big Canoe, Camping, Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Priscilla Haskin, Head Instructor for Canoe skills and instructor courses has been instructing for over 30 years. We travel across Alberta and beyond to share our passion for paddling.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

SKILS is a leader in paddlesports in Canada due to the exceptional quality of our staff, our engagement in the paddling community, our high standards and the way we have been innovating since 2003. We are based in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island but we run courses and expeditions across Canada and worldwide. We are deeply passionate about paddling and sharing our passions with others in a fun and supportive environment. Many of our staff are fully bilingual French/English.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Yukan Canoe-Yukon's Paddlesport Instruction Experts. We provide high quality instruction to help you paddle into your paddling goal, from Lakewater to Whitewater, Canoe, Whitewater Kayak, Sea Kayak, PackRaft and SwiftWater Rescue. Operating in the Yukon for 22 seasons.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Explore the North & upgrade your skills with our lake & whitewater canoe courses! Based on North America's deepest lake, we also have sea kayak instruction for our double-bladed brothers & sisters. For the aspiring wilderness guide, our Northern Guide Training Program is the most comprehensive training you find North of 60.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

East Coast Outfitters is a community based eco-tourism operation located near Halifax, Nova Scotia. We specialize in guided sea kayaking tours & lessons and equipment rentals.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Candlebox Kayaking provides Paddle Canada whitewater kayak training and skill and instructor training in Paddle Canada's sea kayak program, as well as Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC sea kayak guide training.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking

Our mission is to make Sea Kayaking an accessible recreational activity for all levels of paddler through innovative instruction & training programs with safety and enjoyment at the heart of everything we do. Passionate about paddling, making learning fun for all.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Abilities In Motion offers Paddle Canada kayaking certifications and adaptive kayaking and canoeing for all abilities.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Alpha Adventures is your paddling specialty shop on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Through our 3 locations we offer lessons, rentals, tours, multi-day trips and sales for sea kayaking, SUP and canoeing.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

1000 Islands Kayaking is excited to provide nationally certified guides and instructors for our kayaking programs, from day tours to camping to skills courses. Our courses include the Basic, Level 1, and 2 Skills certifications, along with the Level 1 Instructors certification. The serene landscape of the 1000 Islands provides the perfect backdrop to progress your paddling skills, while also having some fun along the way!

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

Saturna Island is a year-round wonderland in the Southern Gulf Islands, BC. 
An ideal Sea Kayaking location, the Gulf Islands are one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. As you are learning the core fundamentals of kayaking you can potentially enjoy seeing orcas, bald eagles, a variety of rare birds, seals, sea lions and otters. We offer Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Course and Certification.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

Whitewater kayak and canoe school. First of it's kind, established in 1982.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Paddle Canada sea kayaking courses and recreational guided activities in Forillon National Park.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

We teach sea kayaking skills, helping you to reach your goals and maximizing both your fun and safety on the water.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

Committed 2 The Core sea kayak coaching is not your regular paddling company. We want to welcome you to our paddling community. Allow us to build your confidence, provide challenge, and support your hunger to explore. Sea you on the water.

Disciplines Offered:

Sea Kayaking

Owned and run by Mike Gilbert. Mike is a Level-2 Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada and Level 2 Guide with SKGABC. Located in Richmond, BC but we do courses and tours in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and BC's beautiful west coast.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

We believe that educated paddlers are safer more confident paddlers! Frontenac Outfitters has been successfully introducing people to paddling for over 30- Years.

Disciplines Offered:

River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

South Island SUP is your go to place for everything SUP on Southern Vancouver Island from Victoria to Sidney to Sooke to Port Renfrew. Lessons, tours, rentals, training, adventures, marine and environmental education, events, parties, races and more. We offer Paddle Canada Courses from Basic and Advanced Flatwater SUP to Tour Level 2 and SUPSurf too. Instructor training too.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

Nanook Expeditions, based in the Ottawa area, offers paddling experiences throughout Ontario. We offer Paddle Canada certified courses to help you improve your paddling skills – or perhaps to advance your career opportunities in the paddling industry as well as exciting, guide-led expeditions for families, friends and Corporate groups.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Since 2015, PIKA has focused on creating the best possible instruction based on Paddle Canada protocols. As of 2021, we offer up to Sea Kayak Level 3 Skills Instruction and L1 Instructor certification, as well as Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills. Southern Gulf Islands is the perfect setting to gain the fundamentals in Sea Kayaking and SUP. Our advanced program (Level 2+) is presented in some of the best paddling settings in the world. We focus on individual paddling needs with small group sizes.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

At KLN we offer a wide range of sea kayak activities: Sea kayak multi-day trips in the Saguenay Fjord, Wales, Baja and other destinations.. Paddle Canada courses from beginner to expert. Surf and currents clinics Day courses and outings in and around Montreal waterways. Symposia and events.. Private coaching. We believe that having fun is very important, that is why we create an enjoyable and safe environment for you to come and relax, play, train, travel, push your limits.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Sea Kayaking

The Newfoundland Kayak Company is one of the few places in Canada that offers all levels of certification in the sea kayak program. We regularly run level 4 and level 2 instructor programs and have beginner and intermediate courses running all season. We also offer canoe certification in multiple disciplines. We have been in operation for more than twenty years.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayak, Paddle Board, Camping and Coastal Canoe Courses in White Rock, Greater Vancouver, Gulf Islands and the Broken Group Islands, BC.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling

The Y Outdoor School offers professional development program aimed at helping teachers, counsellors and youth workers get their kids outside as well as Paddle Canada Skills and Instructor Training programs and Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia guide training courses.

Disciplines Offered:

Camping, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking

The Outdoor Centre, part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Active Living, has been renting gear and teaching outdoor skills for over 40 years. Our goal is to make outdoor activities affordable and accessible by providing the skills and equipment needed, and by creating a friendly and safe learning environment. You don't have to be a student. Our rentals, programs and trips are open to everyone on and off campus.

Disciplines Offered:

Canoeing, River Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling


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