Paddle Canada Level 3 Prep - Discovery Island Lodge, BC
Paddle Canada Level 3 Prep - Discovery Island Lodge, BC

Paddle Canada Level 3 Prep - Discovery Island Lodge, BC

Regular price $969



This course is run from a lodge which is Included in the price

Paddle Canada’s Level 3 is an advanced kayaking course, this clinic will prepare you for the challenge. This course is for paddlers looking to explore out into the Haro and Johnstone Strait. You will add to the foundational skills learned in Level 2 during this course. 

The Discovery Islands are well known as a scenic, serene island featuring trails for hiking & mountain biking, as well as the world renowned Surge Narrows. It is a paradise for sea kayaking if you have the proper skills and gear. We will thoroughly explore the area while learning kayak skills. 

Sample Trip Plan:


  • Instructor delivered presentations:
    •  Risk Management for the Recreational Paddler
    • Kayak Navigation for dummies
    • Weather forecasting & interpretation
    • Tides & Currents
  • DAY 1
    • Arrive & Welcome/Questions and Answers/Lodge & Facilities orientation
    • Risk Management for the Recreational Paddler - Instructor Led Presentation
    • An introduction to Tide & Currents – Instructor Led Presentation
    • Lunch PM
    • On Water Stroke Clinic with video
    • Rescue Clinic with video
    • Dinner
    • Video payback
  • DAY 2 
    • Weather forecasting and interpretation – instructor led presentation
    • An introduction to paddling in current (Current Clinic) with video
    • Turning strokes under momentum Paddle to the Waterfall (group navigation challenge)
    • Individual Rolling Lessons (optional)
    • Dinner
    • Navigation for Dummies - Instructor Led Presentation
    • Video review
  • DAY 3
    • Day Paddle to the Octopus Islands (Group Navigation Challenge)
    • Towing, plus towing scenario pertinent to L2 skills (group challenge)
    • Dinner at the lodge
    • Review of the day
  • DAY 4
    • Current Clinic on the Ebb (lots of fun)
    • Rescue Assessments
    • All in Rescue
    • Lunch
    • Participant Reviews & Certificate Presentations,
    • Go home!
Price includes: 
  • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
  • Dry suits are available to rent if required.
  • Food is included. You will need to bring your own snacks and lunches.

Not included:

  • Transportation to Discovery Island Lodge on Quadra Island in British Columbia.

This program includes 4 nights in the lodge; please note that participants are responsible for their own transportation.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Quadra Island) is the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Indigenous People, which includes the traditional lands of the Wei Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum Indigenous People.

We are grateful for the knowledge shared with us by the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as Canada as well as the circumpolar region of the Northern Hemisphere.