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Paddle Canada Level 2 - 100 WILD ISLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA
Paddle Canada Level 2 - 100 WILD ISLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA

Paddle Canada Level 2 - 100 WILD ISLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA

Regular price $674

Camping -  Skills Preparation

This course is run from a base camp which is Included in the price

Paddle Canada’s Level 2 is an intermediate kayaking course. This course is for paddlers looking to explore the Atlantic Ocean. You will add to the foundational skills learned in Level 1 during this course. 

The 100 Wild Islands is a beautiful archipelago that is renowned for its scenic trails for hiking and mountain biking. It is also home to the world-famous Clam Harbour. If you have the proper skills and gear, it is a paradise for sea kayaking. We will explore the area thoroughly while learning kayak skills.

Sample Trip Plan:

SCHEDULE – THIS COULD BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND IS WEATHER AND CONDITIONS DEPENDENT.

  • Instructor delivered presentations:
    •  Risk Management for the Recreational Paddler
    • Kayak Navigation 
    • Weather forecasting & Interpretation
    • Tides & Currents
  • Day 1

    • Safety debrief
    • Risk Management presentation
    • Level 1 Review
    • Four Corners (turning under momentum) - Level 2 quality
      • Sweep strokes
      • Bow and crossbow rudder
      • High and low brace turns
    • Re-entries in level 2 conditions
      • Self-rescue
      • Assisted rescue
      • Bow Rescue
    • DAY 2 
      • Navigation presentation
      • Coastal Touring and Navigation
        • We will use charts, plotters and compasses to find shipwrecks and lighthouses.
      • Launching and Landing
      • Weather Forecasting & Interpretation  
    • DAY 3
      • Daily weather interpretation.
      • Coastal Touring and Navigation
      • Intro to towing
      • Rescue scenarios
    • DAY 4
      • Daily weather interpretation.
      • Ded reckoning exercises.
      • Search for play
        • Rock hopping into
        • Launching and landing in tricky spots
      • Tides & Currents presentation

    Price includes:

    • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
    • Dry suits are available to rent if required.
    • Food is not included. You will need to bring your own.

    Not included:

    • Transportation to Norse Cove Campground

    This program includes 4 nights camping; please note that participants are responsible for their transportation.

    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.