RCABC Canoe Tripping Leader /Paddle Canada Tripping Instructor Combined Course

The PC Canoe Tripping Instructor/ RCABC Tripping Leader . course is designed to prepare teachers to lead a group of students on a multi day trip such as the Bowron Lakes. This 4 day course is divided over two weekends. Depending on participants it may includes the RCABC Tandem Moving Water course to prepare leaders for the hazards and current of rivers. The RCABC Tripping leader course teaches the skills and knowledge of how to lead an extended backcountry canoe trip. Details for both are listed below. Cost is $430 per person plus GST.

​Current Lakewater Level 1 Instructors and Paddle Canada Instructors may be eligible to complete the PC Tripping Instructor course. Please contact for more info.

RCABC CANOE TRIPPING LEADER

WHO IS IT FOR?

The RCABC Canoe Tripping Leader course is intended to build sufficient skills and confidence to become the leader of a group doing a multi-day wilderness canoe trip. This tripping leader course can be taught on a lake or river (see prerequisites). The people this course is targeted at are:

School teachers, Canoeing guides, Outdoor program leaders, Canoe club trip leaders, Youth camp or youth organization staff, Recreational canoe trippers who want to take their skills to the next level, Lakewater Instructors wishing to become RCABC Canoe Tripping Instructors

PREREQUISITES

RCABC Lakewater Level 1 (tandem) or Level 2 (solo) or equivalent

First Aid Certificate

RCABC Movingwater Level 1 or2 (tandem or solo)

Trip Log: experience must include at least three 2-day trips (can be done after the course)

DURATION – Minimum of 4 days with 2 overnights

Please visit the pdf below for more detailed information

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PADDLE CANADA CANOE TRIPPING INSTRUCTOR

WHO IS IT FOR?

The PC Canoe Tripping Instructor course is intended to create instructors capable of teaching the skills and knowledge required for weekend canoeing trips. The instructor is qualified to teach on venue locations specific to his or her own Paddle Canada skill level. Upon successful completion the candidate can conduct Paddle Canada’s Introduction to Canoe Tripping skills courses.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 16-hour First Aid (can be wilderness) plus CPR Certificate

Recommended:

  • Leave No Trace training
  • River Rescue Training

Paddling Skill Prerequisites:

  • Minimum of Paddle Canada Intermediate Lake Tandem skill certification or equivalencies
  • Paddle Canada Advanced Canoe Tripping skill certification or equivalencies
  • Significant Canoe Tripping experience in a wide variety of conditions and locations
  • Minimum 4 multi-day canoe trips, two of which must be in within the last year

Instructor Prerequisite:

  • Recommended that instructor candidates have prior Paddle Canada instructor training (eg. Lake Canoe Instructor)

Typical Course Length

Any combination of 4 days that includes:

  • 2 days minimum for theory/content, a minimum one overnight
  • A minimum one overnight
  • Candidates must be able to individually lead for a minimum of half-of­-one day

This tripping leader course can be taught on a lake or river (see prerequisites). The people this course is targeted at are: School teachers, Canoeing guides, Outdoor program leaders, Canoe club trip leaders, Youth camp or youth organization staff, Recreational canoe trippers who want to take their skills to the next level, Lakewater Instructors wishing to become PC Canoe Tripping Instructors