David Dreves Kayaking - West Beach Paddle
A paddling instruction company with 22 years teaching / leading Sea Kayak, Coastal Canoe and Paddle Board programs in the Greater Vancouver area - White Rock, Crescent Beach, Gulf Islands and the Broiken Group Islands. Beginner to Advanced, Touring and Instructor levels. All of our instructors are certified with Paddle Canada and / or the SKGABC.
Sea Kayaking - Kayak Lessons, Introduction & Paddle Canada Certified - Beginner to Advanced, Touring and Instructor Levels. Continue Paddling with our Day and Multi-day Kayak Adventures with a focus on continued learning and skill development. Courses in White Rock, Crescent Beach and the Greater Vancouver area. Multi-day Courses and Tours in the Gulf Islands and the Broken Group Islands
SUP - Stand Up Paddle - Introduction SUP Lessons, Paddle Canada Instructor and SUP Touring Courses. Lessons focus on Safety, Fun and Skill Development. White Rock and Crescent Beach in the Greater Vancouver area with Multi-day Courses and Tours in the Gulf Islands.
Coastal Canoe - Introduction to Advanced Coastal Tandem Canoe Courses. Experience Canoeing on the Ocean in White Rock and Crescent Beach in the Greater Vancouver area with Multi-day Courses and Tours in the Gulf Islands. Lessons focus on Fun, Safe Paddling in a Coastal environment. Paddle Canada certification available.
Our Instructors / Guides
Certified with Paddle Canada and / or the SKGABC.
- PC Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills
- PC Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructor
- PC Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor Trainer
- PC Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor
- PC SUP Touring 2 Instructor
- PC Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor Trainer
- PC Tandem Canoe Instructor
- PC Advanced Coastal Canoe Instructor
- SKGABC - Level 3 Lead Kayak Guide
- 100 Hour Wilderness 1st Aid / CPR C
Training / Experience
- Outdoor Leadership Diploma (2 years)
- Lifeguard, Swim Instructor and Swiftwater Rescue
- 25 Years Professional Outdoor Leadership Experience; Kayaking, SUP, Canoe, Hiking, Backpacking, XC Ski & Snowshoeing