Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills Course

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This online course is a great preparation for your Paddle Canada Level 1 skills course. By front loading a lot of theoretical information, you will be able to learn faster and much more while doing the in-person part of the course. This prior preparation goes a long way and will allow you to get the most out of your in person regular course. Be ahead of the game! If you have time and the motivation we suggest you explore the Above and Beyond section to deepen and broaden your learning. The lessons will focus on:

  • Charts and maps
  • Tides and currents
  • A brief history of kayak touring
  • How to select the right kayak
  • Transport Canada Small Vessel Regulations
  • Dressing for sea kayaking
  • Packing your kayak for touring
  • Safety equipment
  • Kayak transportation
  • Risk management
  • Trip planning
  • Leave No Trace and conservation ethics
  • Websites for weather forecasting
  • Float plan sample
  • And much moreā€¦

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course other than the desire to become more knowledgeable.

Your subscription gives you 365 days access to your online course.