Welcome to our Fall & Winter Program
Blue Dog Kayaking offers the most extensive and flexible Paddle Canada L1 Skills program on Vancouver Island
Correct paddling stroke and rescue technique make up the 1st day of this excellent course, which once you gain the basics provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Activities focus on safety and gaining paddling skills for a day trip within a large bay or sheltered shoreline. Issues of safety between paddling partners and judgements of sea conditions throughout the day along the shore are included. Paddlers will also deal with packing a kayak and the gear necessary for a comfortable day trip and solving potential problems in the field.
Level 1 skills courses run at both our Mill Bay and Sidney locations
2 day level 1 skills course including kayak, equipment and wet suit - $280 + GST (Dry suit available free of charge on courses from October 1st)
*if avaliable, rescues may be conducted in a swimming pool free of charge