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Paddle Canada Level 2 - 1000 Islands
Paddle Canada Level 2 - 1000 Islands

Paddle Canada Level 2 - 1000 Islands

Regular price $825


This course is run from a base camp. Camping is Included in the Price

Paddle Canada’s Level 2 is an intermediate kayaking course. This course is for paddlers looking to venture out into the Great Lakes. You will add to the foundational skills learned in Level 1 during this course. 

The 1000 Islands is well known for its island archipelago, flowing currents and stunning views. 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:

Day 1 - Gananoque

  • Safety debrief
  • Risk Management presentation
  • Level 1 Review
  • Four Corners (turning under momentum) - Level 2 quality
    • Sweep strokes
    • Bow and cross bow rudder
    • High and low brace turns
  • Re-entries in level 2 conditions
    • Self rescue
    • Assisted rescue
    • Bow Rescue

Day 2 - 1000 Islands

  • 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 - Ivy Lea

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Coastal Touring and Navigation
  • Intro to towing
  • Rescue scenarios

Day 4 - 1000 Island

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Ded reckoning exercises.
  • Search for play
    • Rock gardening intro
    • Launching and landing in tricky spots
  • Tides & Currents presentation


 For the purposes of this class, you will require: Full List

  • A sea kayak, with 2 bulkheads. 
  • Dry suits are available to borrow if required.
  • Camping gear - we have some for rent, please enquire if needed.
  • Food is not included but meal plans are available.

This program includes 4 nights camping; please note that participants are responsible for parking permits at the launch sites.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Southern Frontenac) is the traditional territory of the Wendake-Nionwentsïo, Haudenosaunee and Mississauga. 

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.