Take your abilities to the next level with the six-day Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayaking Skill & Wilderness Tripping Course.
This course is for you if you have your Level 1 Sea Kayaking certification from Paddle Canada and are ready to learn the skills necessary for multiday expeditions. Full prerequisite details are listed below.
Gain the skills needed to kayak in class-2 conditions along semi-exposed shorelines. Learn to plan and paddle multi-day camping and paddling excursions while also learning to lead groups, plan routes, and perform a variety of open water rescues in a full-participation style. Gain vital skills like incident management, self-care for paddling long durations, and navigation.
This course will take place in various locations around South Frontenac and The Thousand Islands. More details on the site will be released closer to the course date.
On the day of the course, we ask that you arrive at Frontenac Outfitters at 9 am.
Our store location is 6674 Bedford Rd, Sydenham, ON.
The course will be a mix of car camping and kayak camping.
Camping accommodations will be provided, but you are responsible for your tent, sleep system, etc.
- Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking Level 1 Certification
- Experienced at least three one-day-long kayaking trips
- Cold water immersion protection. A dry suit is required for this course.
*Wilderness First Aid training is recommended, but it's not necessary.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding these prerequisites.
- Six days of sea kayak instruction & wilderness-tripping skill-building
- One-on-one assistance for skills as needed
- Campsite accommodations
- Level 2 Sea Kayaking Certification*
- Wilderness Tripping Certification*
*upon successfully meeting standards set out by Paddle Canada and registration with Paddle Canada.
Skills you will learn:
- Advanced Rescues
- How to forecast weather for paddling
- Introduction to Kayak Rolling
- Food preparation
- Basic shelter skills
- Navigation skills
- New maneuvering techniques
- Improve your forward stroke
- Wilderness Cooking
- Management of trip Garbage
- Menu planning and food preparation for trips
- Campsite Selection
- Portaging Techniques
What to bring:
- A full touring kayak with two bulkheads
- All safety gear, as required by Transport Canada
- A skirt appropriate for your touring kayak and a paddle float
- Drysuit or other sufficient coldwater immersion protection
- A personal towing system
- Meals - Prepare for four days' worth of meals - We'll be car camping for one day but kayak camping for the rest of the course.
- Charts or Topo Map of paddling location.
- Compass and Navigation Aids
- Sleeping bags, camping gear*
- Personal on-water garments
- Personal comfort items like extra snacks, sunscreen, etc.
*Pack light - This course will mix car camping and kayak camping. We will provide more details before the course date so you can pack appropriately.
Courses are non-refundable; however, a credit is kept on file in the instance of cancellation, provided the cancellation has occurred a minimum of 30 days before any course date. This credit can be used towards a future course or purchase but must be used up within the same calendar year.
Frontenac Outfitters reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses due to extreme weather or lack of participation.