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Beginner River Kayak Instructor Training

Paddle Canada Beginner River Kayak Instructor certification available.

  • Ended
  • 575 Canadian dollars
  • Medway River, Greenfield, NS

Service Description

This course provides national certification in the instruction and administration of the Paddle Canada Beginner River Kayak skills course. A Beginner River Kayak Instructor is certified to: Conduct Paddle Canada Beginner River Kayak Skills training and certify paddlers at that level Conduct Paddle Canada Flatwater Kayak Skills training and certify paddlers at that level Conduct Paddle Canada Recreational River Kayak Skills training and certify paddlers at that level Prerequisites: At least 18 years of age. Membership: Current Paddle Canada membership and provincial paddling organization membership Certification: Paddle Canada Intermediate River Kayak Skills certification First Aid: Current certification in first aid (14 hours) with CPR is highly recommended Instructor experience: None. Rolling ability: The ability to consistently roll a kayak in class 1 moving water on one side. Safety training: Swiftwater recuse training recommended If you paddle moving water (slow-moving rivers up to class 1) and are a leader/guide this training is a must. Register as an Instructor Candidate with Paddle Canada ($99.99+tax) Training includes: 3 days of river kayak instructor training with Candlebox Kayaking's experienced, highly certified, expert coaches Time spent paddling beautiful and historic Roseway River and/or Medway River High-quality equipment including kayaks by Jackson Kayak, Waka Kayaks, paddles by Werner, drysuits by Kokatat, spray skirts, PFD What people are saying: "I took (a) kayaking instructor course through Candlebox Kayaking and I was impressed with the professionalism from owner Matt DeLong. He provides all the necessary equipment for each course, and he is (an) extremely knowledgeable and likable guy!" - Joel, TripAdvisor Course Duration: 3 Days. Start Time: 8:30 am. Location: Medway River, Greenfield, NS (depending on river levels closer to the date of the training). Meet at a pre-determined classroom space at 8:30 am on the first day of the training. Cost: $575/person+tax. Please book at least 48hrs in advance. We do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings. Includes: Kayak, paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, throw bag, helmet, drysuit (on a "first come/first served" basis), gloves, and neoprene booties. 2023 dates: On-water/in-person training May 21st-22nd (+online training pre and post-course) Lead instructor trainer: Matt DeLong

Cancelation Policy

All courses run at the discretion of instructors (mostly according to the weather). We do our best to provide instruction suitable to the conditions. We require 30 days notice for cancellation(s) of courses. Cancellations must be made via E-mail to We reserve the right to cancel or alter any clinics or trips due to weather or insufficient registration. We do our best to reschedule. If any participant experiences symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to training, the participant must cancel. We're happy to provide full credit to attend the same or similar training at a later date. If you cannot make it to a training location due to transportation disruptions or travel restrictions, we are pleased to provide a full credit for the same or similar training. As all outdoor activities involve risk, we recommend you obtain any personal, medical, and/or cancellation insurance that you may deem appropriate. Thanks.

Contact Details

9793 Nova Scotia 8, Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Canada

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