Sea Kayak Program



VCKC is great place for those new to kayaking to gain experience and comfort on the water. We offer Paddle Canada Basic and Level I Certification as well as a variety of clinics to practice skills and technique. There is a wait list for most courses, and a minimum of the Paddle Canada Basic certification is required to use club kayaks.

VCKC now has a fleet of six club kayaks for members use for courses, paddle practice on the Upper Gorge waterway (on the club side of Tillicumm bridge), and club sanctioned paddles.

Volunteer opportunities are available for experienced kayakers interested in becoming instructors and trip leaders. VCKC will assist members to gain the expertise and knowledge required to become an instructor and/or trip guide in exchange for offering your services as a volunteer leader. These volunteer position ensure that we can continue to offer training to members at a reasonable cost.

See you on the water or at the clubhouse.

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Program Overview

Our Sea Kayak program offers:

  • both flatwater (non-river) and ocean-going paddles, and some surf and river.
  • instruction at various levels at a discount for members
  • clinics on such topics as rescues, stroke technique, braces, rolling, currents, tides, navigation, chart reading and marine weather.

VCKC volunteers offer Paddle Canada Basic and Level 1 Courses. Contracted instructors are recruited to offer the Level 2 and higher courses if sufficient demand is evident. To see what the various courses include go to Paddle Canada website by clicking  here.

Various clinic and workshops are also offered to assist members to further develop their skills.

The club owns several kayaks that can be used by members for club activities.  Please go to the Club Kayaks page to learn about borrowing club equipment.

Guided trips are offered throughout the year that provide an opportunity for members to meet new friends and practice their skills.

Join the VCKC Chat Page on Facebook and connect with others to meet up with other paddlers.

Please check out the calendar and the current newsletter to find out about upcoming events and speakers.

 All VCKC programs are run by volunteers. There are many opportunities for members to be involved in a variety of activities and events over the year. We ask that all members consider volunteering both for kayak and other Club events. This allows us to continue offering great opportunities at reasonable expense to members.

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