This Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Skills course is ideal for those that have already taken the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak course and want to advance their skills, or for those that have spent some time in a kayak and want to learn to do things properly. Like all of our courses, there is an emphasis on safe paddling practice woven throughout this course.
During this weekend course we will teach techniques to improve your strokes, paddling skills and rescue skills, as well as risk assessment.
You will leave the Level 1 course with the skills and knowledge necessary for daylong sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters. You will receive your Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 skills certificate.
Instructor Student Ratio:
1:6 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible! Another Undercurrents advantage!
Kayak and related gear is provided. You are encourage to learn in your own kayak, if it has sealed airspaces at each end and a perimeter line.
This clinic is designed for adults - all participants must be at least 16 years old. Children 12-15 are welcome to participate if a parent is also registered in the clinic.
All participants are required to complete and sign our standard waiver.
If you seek further development after this course, you can take the Touring 2 skills course, or become a Paddle Canada kayak instructor. We encourage all paddlers to use the time between courses to nail-down their newly learned skills.
Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification, or equivalent skill and knowledge.
Dates, Times & Locations:
Touring Kayak Level 1 runs: Saturdays/Sundays on Ghost Lake (Google map) from 10:00 - 4:00 pm.
Check the Book Now calendar below for detailed dates. Each will indicate its course location.
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.
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!
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