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Winter courses are still occurring, weather and water temperatures permitting (mostly on the West Coast of British Columbia in the Winter). Paddling Schools and individual instructors are responsible to post their courses on this website. The national head office does not plan or schedule these courses.
Spring/Summer 2019 courses will start to appear throughout the Winter and early Spring 2019 as Instructors and Paddling Schools start creating their 2019 program offering schedules.
Please check back throughout Winter and early Spring as new courses are added weekly by our Instructors and Paddling Schools across Canada.
To Register for a Skill Course: simply contact the Paddling School or Individual Instructor and register with them.
To Register for an Instructor Course:
- Contact the Paddling School or Individual Instructor and register with them first.
- Register yourself as an instructor candidate member with Paddle Canada here; if you are an existing member or a past skill course participant please login to your account and follow the Instructor Candidate link there. Contact the office if unsure of your account details and verify email and retrieve password. If you are brand new to Paddle Canada, then proceed to the New Instructor Candidate form.
To Register for an Instructor Professional Development Clinic: simply contact the Paddling School or Individual Instructor and register with them. Please make sure your annual Instructor membership is activated on your account before you attend the clinic.
Find A Course
Choose your discipline:
- River Kayak
- River Kayak Instructor courses are currently run through Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC).
- Once you become a River Kayak Instructor with CKC, a reciprocal agreement is in place for you to be awarded a Paddle Canada River Kayak Instructor award to teach Paddle Canada recreational River Kayak courses.
- Sea Kayak
- Kayak Rolling
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- Camping (coming in Spring 2019)
Instructor Certification Professional Development Clinics
*More Instructor PD Clinics will start to appear on the below lists during the Winter and in early Spring 2019. Please check back in early 2019.
- Find a Canoe Instructor Professional Development Clinic
- Find a Sea Kayak Instructor Professional Development Clinic
- Find a Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor Professional Development Clinic
- Find a River Kayak Instructor Professional Development Clinic
- Find a Kayak Rolling Instructor Professional Development Clinic
Can’t find an Instructor Professional Development Recert Clinic in your region? Use our Find An Instructor search to locate an Instructor Trainer in your area that you can contact and ask if they are running an Instructor Professional Development Clinic this season.