Courses & Clinics

Quality instruction for new & developing paddlers

All our courses, clinics and lessons adhere to the instruction and certification standards set by Paddle Canada, Canada’s national association for recreational paddling. Paddle Canada certifications are nationally accredited and internationally recognized. Each year, approximately 2,500 certified instructors (like us!) deliver sanctioned courses to more than 15,000 paddlers across Canada.

Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills

2023 Dates:
April 28-30
May 26-28
July 21-23
August 18-20
September 1-3

Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Skills

2023 Dates:
May 6
June 4
July 15
August 12
September 9
Additional dates TBD


2- to 4-hour private clinics
Popular topics:
Wet Exits & Re-entries
Strokes & Maneuvering
Basic Navigation
Underwater Composure
and more!

Underwater Composure Clinics

Increase your confidence, mental calm and functional movement while capsized in your kayak.

Wednesday Evening Skill Building Series

Wednesday evenings at Westwood Lake Park in Nanaimo,
4:00-6:15 p.m.
April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3 & May 17.

Women on Water (WoW) Courses

Skill building and connection for female paddlers!
June 16-18 OR June 19-21 on Quadra Island
Theme: Chart-Based Navigation Intensive

Paddling Club Clinics – 2023

Clinics for members of the Nanaimo Paddlers, South Island Sea Kayaking Association (SISKA) and Cowichan Kayak & Canoe Club paddling clubs.

View our Course Policies.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re happy to work with individuals and small groups to provide course dates and schedules that meet your needs. Contact us to discuss!