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Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor Course

September 8-12, 2023

Cost: $800 +HST


East Coast Outfitters, Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia


The Level 2 Instructor designation is a senior award in the Paddle Canada program.  Candidates will be assessed on their ability to organize and execute a 4+ day kayak program for intermediate paddlers along exposed coastlines in moderate conditions.  Successful candidates will be certified to administer the Paddle Canada Level 2 Skills Sea Kayaking Program.    

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East Coast Outfitters Sea Kayaking Halifax, Nova Scotia
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  • Paddle Canada Level-3 Skills.

  • Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Level-1 Instructor certification.

  • Paddling experience in a wide variety of conditions and locations.

  • Previous experiential and outdoor teaching experience is a definite asset.

  • Significant teaching experience in a wide variety of conditions and locations as a level-1 instructor. The prospective candidate must have taught a minimum of two (2) level-1 skills courses within the past two (2) years, being the lead instructor on at least one (1) of those courses.

  • Current certification in wilderness first aid (16 hours) with CPR.

  • Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime). Within one year of taking this course.

What you need to know

What is included

  • One of the most experienced Paddle Canada instructors in Canada

  • Tent platform camping at ECO (optional)

  • Newfoundland Kayak Company (NKC) instructor manual, NKC level 2 course manual, and group equipment

What is not included

  • Meals and snacks during the course

  • Accommodations

  • Your own kayak and paddling equipment

  • Paddle Canada instructor course fee

  • Transportation


Sea Kayakers in a Level 2 Paddle Canada Sea Kayak course

About this course

The Level 2 instructor award is a senior award in the Paddle Canada Program. As such participants are expected to be accomplished paddlers and instructors. 


Your instructor:

Richard Alexander

Richard is one of only and handful of individuals in Canada actively holding the highest sea kayaking certification possible (level 3 Instructor Trainer) and was the first person in Canada to achieve that designation by completing the program. Over the last twenty-four years, Richard has delivered more than 200 courses under Paddle Canada’s nationally accredited curriculum and has certified thousands of individuals. Richard served on the Board of Directors of Paddle Canada for nine years including four years as President. He is the owner and course director of the Newfoundland Kayak Company

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