Coastal Canoe Touring Course - White Rock and the Gulf Islands - David Dreves Kayaking

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Canoe Touring Overview - 5 Days

Knowledge - Seamanship and decision making knowledge appropriate to canoe touring with a group of peers. Understanding marine weather forecasts, Wilderness navigation with charts and compass, tide / current tables and resources. Camp skills including tarp set-up, cooking and gear familiarization.

Canoe Paddling Skills - Forward stroke, reverse stroke, J-stroke, sweep strokes, draw strokes and edging with an emphasis on torso rotation and boat control. bracing, rudders and draws in forward motion. Introduction to paddling in currents. Skills performed in dynamic conditions including; wind and chop, mild currents.

Rescue Skills - Assisted Recoveries, Towing and Communication. Participants will practice re-entry methods with the emphasis on efficiency and control in dynamic conditions (winds and waves and / or mild currents).

Paddle Canada certification available - additional fess apply

Coastal Canoe Touring Course

Provides the skills and knowledge for Multi-day Canoe trips in moderate conditions in moderately exposed environments (Class 2 Waters).

A Typical 5 Day Course would Include 1 Day in White Rock and a 4 Day Trip in the Gulf Islands

Prerequisites - Coastal Canoe Day-tripping or Paddle Canada Intermediate Skills Course

Course Fees Include - Canoe and Related Equipment, Camping Fees, Group Equipment (Kitchen Tarps, Stoves, Pots)

Not Included - Personal Camping Equipment, Food, Transportation (Carpooling may be arranged)
David Dreves Kayaking
West Beach Paddle
White Rock, BC
Call / Text   604-318-4019
Since 2000
Kayak - Canoe - SUP
23 Years doing what we love!!
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