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) Our ratio is the lowest in Alberta to ensure you have the best instructional experience possible! ?Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!
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.
All of our instructors are Paddle Canada certified! Their certifications are current, and they undergo regular professional development. Most paddling schools in Alberta don’t meet that standard. ?Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!
Level 2 is the highest level achievable off-ocean, and we are the only paddling school on the prairies qualified to offer it. ? Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!
After you complete this course get out and paddle! Practicing is the proven way to hardwire your new skills so you can enjoy a lifetime of safe paddling. Then, take our Basic Kayak Instructor course or our Level 1 Instructor course to increase your skills and share your love of paddling with others!
Successful completion of our Kayak Touring Level 1 courses, or the 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. 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.