Location: West Pubnico

Program Price: $800

Program Dates: August 21-25,2024


Paddle Canada Level 2 Skills in sea kayaking constitutes the next phase within the Paddle Canada skills progression. Over the span of four days, we will expand upon the techniques acquired during the Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills program, applying them to more intricate settings characterized by increased challenges such as wind, waves, and tidal currents.

This program is set against the backdrop of West Pubnico, a location offering access to tidal current environments, surf beaches, and diverse navigation opportunities.  The first day serves as a personal paddling skills day, upon which we will progressively build throughout the course. The program also features a night paddle experience and dedicates an afternoon to the practice of rolling techniques.

Registration fees includes shared accommodations at the kayak clubhouse


Program Aims

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This program is designed to solidify all your sea kayaking skills. During this course, we will start linking strokes into maneuvers, help you develop your ability to navigate confidently, introduce you to sea kayak surfing, develop solo and group rescue skills and work on mastering your roll. 

One of the main goals of this program is to paddle in more challenging environments with other level 2 skills paddlers.  Leadership in a group of peers is key and decisions making will be made as a group. Group leadership and decisions making will be discussed as a development opportunity for those who plan on progressing to the Paddle Canada level 3 skill level.  

Who is participating in this program?  

Students must have Paddle Canada Level 1 Skills or equivalent to participate in this program. We are happy to chat with you in advance to sea if the program meets your needs and goals.  

Program Venues

Argyler River, Cape Sable Island, Cape Forchue, Lobster Bay and Tusket Islands. 


By participating in this program, you will be eligible for assessment based on the Paddle Canada certification scheme. Clearly defined outcomes have been developed by Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak Coaching that will be used during an ongoing assessment process. Outcomes will be discuses during the Online learning segment of the program. 

You will have the opportunity to ask question and get clarification on what the following Paddle Canada assessment terms:

  • Full Pass
  • Conditional Pass 
  • Incomplete  

Student are not required to be assessed if they do not wish to receive the certification and want to use this program purely as a development opportunity. 

C2TC Classroom – Online learning 

As part of this program we will be offering a series of online learning opportunities that will take place before the start of the program. The Classroom will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the program, question about gear requirement, meeting location and flow of the program plus plant seeds that will grow during the program.  Homework assignments will also be given to support your learning during the program. These classroom programs have proven to be evaluable during the COVID-19 social distancing initiative. Details will be sent to you once you register for the program

Equipment Requirements

Students are required to have all their own paddling gear to participate in this program.  We do offer equipment rentals for this program.  Dry suits can be rented for $30 per day, sea kayak rentals are $75 per day and includes P&H Sea kayak, Lendal Paddle, skirt, bailer, throw rope and helmet if the program requires it. Equipment rentals should be arranged in advance of the program to ensure availability.

“Sea you on the water everyone”