One of our most popular Paddle Canada courses, the Great Lakes tripping course/Paddle Canada Level 2 skills, transforms day paddlers into kayak trippers. Along the beautiful and rugged North Shore of Georgian Bay, paddlers gain the skills and experience to head out on overnight trips with friends and paddling clubs.
Immersed in the fresh air and beauty of a wilderness classroom, Paddle Canada Level 2 participants will learn and work together, taking turns on route plans and contingencies, risk management and leadership.
Instead of Paddle Canada’s minimum four-day course with a single overnight, we offer this course over five-days to ensure superior competence with a spectacular learning environment. Join our experienced, qualified kayak instructors on a multi-day kayak trip.
The course begins on Wednesday morning at 9:00 am, participants have the option to arrive the evening before and book accommodation with us at Harmony Outdoor Inn follow the link to book a spot for Tuesday night. Use the discount code “PClevel2” for a 20% discount off your Tuesday night stay. Alternatively, you can book a local campground such as Oastler Lake Provincial Park. We will be coaching from here on Wednesday morning at 9:00 am and preparing for our trip. You’ll spend Wednesday evening overnight at Harmony Outdoor Inn and then depart for Killarney early Thursday morning. Accommodation is included in the course fees for Wednesday night in our prospector tents on raised platforms. You’ll take out from Killarney on Sunday around noon and the final lunch and de-brief are held at Herbert’s fish and chips in Killarney town (Please bring cash for this). Students will be ready for departure home at around 3:00 pm. Paddle Canada Certification
NEW THIS YEAR! As requested we have added a Women-only level 2 skills course on August 21-25 2019. Choose those dates to enroll.
Paddle Canada Level 2 skills certification with OSKC endorsement is achieved upon meeting required standards for this course.
We are passionate about helping paddlers pursue their goals. Assessment is ongoing during the trip, with one-on-one assistance provided for skills that aren’t clicking.
For participants who still need to demonstrate a few of the required skills in order to pass their Level 2, we will re-test at no charge for up to a full year from the course start date.
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