Paddle Canada Winter Program

Date:November 24 - 26, 2017
Duration:3 Days
Location:Port Browning
November 24 - 26, 2017

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 to 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.

This winter's dates:  November 24 - 26 2017, February TBA

The Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills Certificate give you a full comprehensive understanding of Sea Kayaking in calm and sheltered waters.  Some of the fun sessions we feature are:

Paddling Strokes


Tides and Currents


Risk Assessment



Much much more!


Some of the extras you might partake in are 


enjoying evening Hot Tubs

visit to a local favourite Pender Chocolates


Saturday night entertainment

Cidery tastings

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


The regular time frame set for a Level 1 Skills is 2 days.  We offer an extra day, with all the fixings! Included in this adventure 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 completion at the end of the weekend!

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! 

Use coupon code 'HALFPRICEADVENTURE'  to take advantage of this incredible deal! 


Here's how it may look!


9-12 - check in at our headquarters at Port Browning Marina

12-1pm - lunch

1.30 - 4.30 - On water Skills

5 - 6.30pm - Dinner

6.30 - 7.30pm - Evening Theory Sessions


8-9 am - Breakfast

9.30 - noon - Review and added Skills

12-1pm - lunch 

1 - 4.30 - Rescues and Strokes

5 - 6.30 - Dinner

6.30 - 7.30 - Evening Thoery Sessions

7.30 - Evening Entertainment


8-9am - Breakfast

9-4pm - Full Day Kayak Trip (as planned by you!)

4-5pm - Debrief and wrap up

5pm - Optional Dinner at Port Browning Bistro


Meeting Point:




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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