"Skills are forgotten over time, new teaching techniques are developped, and sometimes re-certification is required”.
If your certification is expiring and you have not been teaching much, or if you just want the best way to stay up to date, keep learning and get great feedback on your paddling and instructional skills then these clinics are the way to go!
Please note that the course does not include any personal clothing or gear, food, or travel – please see our Gear and Clothing tab.
Course Cancellation: It is rare that we cancel a session due to weather considerations however we will do so if, in our judgement, the conditions are dangerous or are likely to present a poor learning environment.
For Flatwater - we will meet at the Rundle Forebay in Canmore at the gravel pullout directly across from the entrance to the Nordic Center. - See Map.
For River - we will meet at the Kananaskis Visitor Centre (before Barrier Lake) off Highway 40 in Kananaskis country - See Map.
Course start time: TBA. Please arrive about 15 minutes early, so that you are unloaded, changed, and ready to begin at the start time. Arriving late will cut into your instructional time, and that of others on the course.
We suggest that you bring high energy snacks and drink with you, and a lunch. On cool days we especially recommend bringing a thermos with a hot drink.
Note: Candidates also need to bring gear that you would carry as an instructor for a paddling session that takes you more than a few minutes away from your vehicles or other assistance. This should include as a minimum group first aid, emergency kit, repair kit, means of communication and waterproof storage.