Assistant Overnight Kayak Guide Course

April 21 - 29, 2018


Green Coast and SKILS are offering a 9-day SKGABC Assistant Overnight Guide Training Course - Paddle Canada Level 2 skills. This is one of the requirements to work alongside a Lead Kayak Guide in B.C., and is an incredible opportunity to advance your paddling skills. There are no prerequisites to participate in this course, nor do you need to have ambitions to work as a kayak guide in the future.  We encourage anyone with an interest in paddling to join!

Please note that in order to become a certified Assistant Overnight Kayak Guide, SKGABC requires you to obtain a 40-hour Wilderness First Aid course,  CPR - C and a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) for VHF Radio. For more information refer to their website.

Course Outline

April 21 - 24, 2018: In-class days at the Green Coast shop in Queen Charlotte

April 24 - 29: Multiday kayak trip departing and ending in Queen Charlotte

Cost: $1300 + a meal

Included in this price is:

  • SKGABC membership
  • Training manual
  • Instruction
  • Kayaks and kayaking gear
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals except for the one you are assigned to provide

Participants must provide:

  • Accommodation and meals for the classroom component
  • Personal camping equipment
  • One meal for the group assigned following registration

Note that Haida Gwaii residents can apply to Gwaii Trust's Continuing Education Fund for financial support.

To book one of eight spots, please e-mail A 20% deposit will confirm your spot!