These three days are set up to help you know better how to teach others how to plan, organize and go on their own canoe trip. Our plan is to paddle a section of the North Saskatchewan River and do our instruction there. We will work on skills and techniques. Canoe trip scenarios will get you involved in the teaching and learning process. It will be great fun and educational.

Please contact CRCO for details.

Pre-requisite Skills

Since this is only a short school it is important to came with the required skills in order to allow the school to run smoothly. These are the prerequisites:

You are a good swimmer and are not afraid of water; you have your Paddle Canada Advanced Canoe Tripping Certification or equivalent; you have your Paddle Canada Intermediate Lake Water and Paddle Canada Intermediate White Water Tandem; you are in fairly good physical condition.

Testing Terms

This course is designed to teach you what you need to know to successfully and comfortably teach Introduction to Canoe Tripping.

Included in the course are: paddling techniques, map and compass, campsite selection, menu planning, fires and stoves, packing, knots and lashing, portaging, judgement skills, trip planning and preparation, teaching techniques, emergency preparation and techniques.

Safety: retrieving a swamped canoe, canoe over canoe rescue, self rescues, throw bag rescue, safety planning and preparation, trip logs, group management, equipment.

Theory: canoe heritage, canoe design & construction, route selectio n, equipment and clothing, canoe tripping gear, tool and repair kits, weather interpretation, environmental practices & concerns.

Cost & Dates

This course is being offered by custom instruction only. If you have a group who is interested, please contact us. We can help set up dates and an instructor.