Paddle Canada Kayak Rolling Instructor


Get your Paddle Canada award graphic.If you are an existing Paddle Canada or CKC kayak instructor, this is your opportunity to learn to teach others the wonders of rolling! The Paddle Canada Kayak Rolling Instructor course is the only Canadian certification standard.

Through pre-course work, classroom sessions and in-water time we will unravel the art of teaching kayak rolling! We introduce safe body mechanics, a variety of teaching aids including video feedback, various rolling techniques: their strengths & benefits, detecting and correcting common challenges with rolls, and providing meaningful feedback to students.

Expected Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to instruct within the Paddle Canada Kayak Rolling program with confidence, assisting participants develop a consistent roll. You will receive a Paddle Canada Kayak Rolling Instructor certificate.

Instructor Student Ratio:

1:6 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!


Candidates need to register with Paddle Canada before the first day of class – Paddle Canada will charge you either $10 or $90, depending on your current membership level.

Paddlers at this level usually own their own gear. (You need a sea kayak with sealed compartments at each end, or a whitewater kayak with stern airbags.) If needed, kayaks and related gear are available for rent during this course.


At least 16 years of age.

Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Instructor certification, or CKC Instructor 1 – Lake, or higher.

The ability to roll confidently in a variety of conditions. The ability to roll on either side is strongly recommended.

Current certification in first aid (14 hours) with CPR.



Dates, Times & Locations:

This instructor course takes place in the Calgary area. It is a two evening course.

If you are keen about this course, please call or visit the store!

Registration & Refunds

Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.

On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice. We need 3 participants to run a course.

If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.

There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) of the course.

Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds – sometimes on the same day. Don’t believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!

A “risk of thunderstorms” forecast does not mean we will cancel a course. During the warm season “risks” are issued too frequently; we only experience thunderstorms at our course locations 10-20% of the time that a “risk” is issued. We will meet at the course location and make an appropriate decision using the outdoor industry’s standard lightning protocol.

See our policies page for more details.