You will be taught more advanced paddling techniques (i.e. dealing with current, bracing), new rescue skills (i.e. rolling, towing), seamanship (i.e. weather, navigation) and camping skills. Level 2 is the highest Paddle Canada skill level that can be achieved on the prairies!
You will leave the Level 2 course with the skills, knowledge and confidence to paddle in moderate conditions over multiple days. You will receive your Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 skills certificate.
1:4 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible! Another Undercurrents advantage!
An overnight trip is part of the program. You need to supply your own camping gear.
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. Rescue gear is provided.
This clinic is designed for adults - all participants must be at least 16 year old.
All participants are required to complete and sign our standard waiver.
Our instructors are all Paddle Canada certified. They keep their certifications current, and undergo regular professional development. Another Undercurrents advantage!
Level 2 is the highest level achievable off-ocean, and we are the only paddling school on the prairies who can offer it. Another Undercurrents advantage!
If you seek further development after this course, you can become a Paddle Canada Level 1 instructor.
We encourage all paddlers to use the time between courses to nail-down their newly learned skills.
Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge. Experience of at least 3, one-day-long, kayaking trips in different locations.
Wilderness First Aid (16 hours) with CPR is strongly recommended.
Dates, Times & Locations:
Touring Kayak Level 2 takes place in the Calgary and Kananaskis areas.
Check the Book Now calendar below for detailed dates.
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.
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!
See our policies page for more details.