Paddle Canada Winter Program

Date:Please see description for dates of your chosen course
Duration:3-5 Days
Location:Port Browning
Please see description for dates of your chosen course

In Collaboration with the Pender Island Community Resources Centre, we are excited to announce an initiative to create a year round opportunity for Small Businesses of the Southern Gulf Islands.

Every winter we offer a chance to increase your skills with the potential of becoming part of a National Industry of Sea Kayak Instructors. This begins with the Skill Set to ensure safe and efficient paddling in any water. Our goal is to increase your skill awareness and confidence level while paddling ocean waters in particular. 

The first step toward this recognition is Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills. The regular time frame set for a Level 1 Skills is 2 days.  We offer an extra day and keep our ratios low to allow full focus on YOU!

The second step is Level 2 Skills which is the prerequisite to the Level 1 Instructor's status.


This winter's dates: 

Level 1 Skills: November 24 - 26 2017, February 17-18, 2018

Level 2 Skills: Feb 22-25, March 15-18, 2018

Level 1 Instructor: March 24-28, 2018


The Paddle Canada Skills Program gives you a comprehensive understanding of Sea Kayaking and will include some 'challenge by choice' components.   Some of the fun sessions we feature are:

Paddling Strokes


Tides and Currents


Risk Assessment




Much much more!


Some of the local extras we may include are:


evening Hot Tubs

chocolate making workshop at Pender Chocolates


evening entertainment

Cidery tastings

and awesome on site catered meals around the warmth and comfort of an oceanfront fire. 


 Included in these adventures is all your camping gear and costs, kayak, safety gear & wetsuit (drysuit rental extra), catered meals (day 1 lunch to day 3 lunch), evening fires and commeraderie from new paddling peers, as well as of course your course fees and certificate of achievement upon completion!

Arrive to Pender Island with your personal belongings and get ready for adventure! 

Your arrival begins with a personal arrival to your campsite where you'll make yourself at home for the next 3 days. 

Settle in and relax while your Instructor(s) take care of you for the whole weekiend! 

Contact us for pricing of each course as well as ask about our 'Bring-a-Friend' discount program as well as discounts for bringing your own kayak/gear and sorting out your own accommodation and food.


See you on the water!



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We require payment upon booking.  You may cancel up to 30 days prior to the event start date without penalty.  50% will be retained if cancelled up to 14 days prior. 100% will be retained of cancelled within 14 days of start date. 

In the event mother nature does not allow us to paddle and we have to cancel the event, you will receive a refund in FULL.  


Phone: 250-629-6939
Toll Free: 1-855-629-6939

Port Browning Marina
4605 Oak Road
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1

Hope Bay
4301 Bedwell Harbour Rd
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1


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