Sea Kayak Program



Courses,  clinics and paddle trips are now once again underway!  With full Covid-19 appropriate protocols in place paddling with small groups and participating in training courses & skills clinics are a fun and safe way to get out on the water.

It would not be possible to offer paddling opportunities for our members without the dedication of our volunteers!! Thanks to each of you.

 Please see the Club Calendar and the Events page for more information about timing for trips, courses, and clinics.

Craig Thomson
Kayak Program Director, 2021

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Program Overview

Our Sea Kayak program offers:

  • both flat-water and ocean-going paddles, and some surf and river.
  • instruction at various levels for members
  • clinics on such topics as rescues, stroke technique, braces, rolling, currents, tides, navigation, chart reading and marine weather
  • opportunities for volunteers to expand their skill level and assist others to learn.

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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