More Courses, More Choice, Total Flexibility!
Blue Dog Kayaking offers novice paddlers the most extensive and flexible Paddle Canada L1 Skills program available.
Based from one of our paddling centers at Mill Bay or Port Sidney paddlers have over 30 courses to choose from in 2020. Seeking to provide choice and flexibility we allow our students can spread the two days over multiple weekends plus up –grade from the one day basic skills by registering for the 2nd day of L1 with out having to take the FULL course.
Activities focus on safety and gaining the paddling and seamanship skills necessary for a day trip within a sheltered bay along a shoreline with easy landing opportunities.
The "core" paddling strokes, wet exits and proven rescue techniques make up day one of this excellent course. On day two participants will have the opportunity to pack a kayak with gear necessary for a comfortable a day trip and take part in group trip planning, weather interpretation, navigation and risk assessment. A full resource pack, manual and joining instructions are available on registration.
Loaded with learning and fun, this course is MUST for any new paddler or Kayakers wishing to re-visit skills.
None - this course is open to anyone who wants to learn to kayak
$280 + GST
Dry Suit is provided on all winter and shoulder season courses free of charge and is available to rent on all summer courses for $50
Instruction delivered by a certified Paddle Canada Instructor
Choice of Sea Kayak, Safety Gear & Paddles
Immersion Gear (wet suit or dry suit)
Paddle Canada Certification
What's Not Included
Lunch, snacks and drinks
Personal warm clothing for under immersion gear
2020 Course Dates
February 22 & 23**
March 7 & 8* | 14 & 15*
April 4 & 5* | 18 & 19*
May 2 &3 | 16 &17 | 30 & 31
June 13 &14 | 27 & 28
July 11 &12 | 25 & 26
August 8 & 9 | 22 & 23
September 5 & 6 | 19 & 20*
October 3 & 4*
** Price includes: Dry Suit & Swimming Pool rescue session if available
*Price includes: Dry Suit
All other courses, dry suit rental is $50 and optional .
April 11 & 12 | 25 & 26
May 9 & 10 | 23 & 24
June 6 & 7 | 20 & 21
July 4 & 5 | 8 & 19 |
August 1 & 2 | 15 & 16 | 29 & 30
September 12 & 13 | 26 & 27*
October 17 & 18*
*Price includes: Dry Suit.
All other courses; dry suit rental is $50 and optional .