Paddle Canada Level 2 - The Fox Islands
Paddle Canada Level 2 - The Fox Islands

Paddle Canada Level 2 - The Fox Islands

Regular price $749

TOURING THE QUARTZITE LACLOCHE MOUNTAINS

This course is overnight, instructional touring. 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 expedition based course. 

Northern Georgian Bay is known for its quartzite mountains and granite islands with windswept pines. The Fox Islands Group is a paradise for sea kayaking. During this instructional tour we will explore and learn together in this amazing destination.

Sample Trip Plan

 

Day 1

  • Load kayaks at the designated launch
  • 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
  • Rescues 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
  • Intro to rolling
  • Weather forecasting & interpretation  

Day 3 

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

Day 4

  • Daily weather interpretation.
  • Set out overnight if possible.
  • Ded reckoning exercises.
  • Search for play
    • Rock hopping into
    • Launching and landing in tricky spots
  • Tides & Currents presentation

Day 5

  • Clean up and paddle home
  • Course debrief
  • Drive home around 1PM

 

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

  • 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.


We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather (Known as Killarney) is the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ 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.