Price: $799 + gst

Dates: May 26 – 28th, 2023

Level: Paddle Canada Touring 1 Skills Course

Time: 9:00am -4:00pm each day – weather and conditions dependent

Paddle Canada Instructor: Neil Gilson

Location: Comox Marina Park, Comox, B.C.

Pre Requisites 

Basic or Advanced Flatwater SUP Skills  OR equivalent experience.  This is not an introductory paddle course and does require that you have some flatwater paddling experience and comfort on the water.

What’s included:

  • Paddle Canada Touring Instructor Trainer
  • Paddle Canada Touring 1 Skills certification upon successful completion
  • Board Rentals Available for $120/Course

What to Bring

  • Inflatable or Hard Touring Board appropriate for touring and carrying a day pack.
  • Paddle
  • PFD with whistle
  • Throw Bag
  • Coil Leash
  • Drybag for day trips
  • Compass
  • First Aid Kit
  • Wetsuit/Drysuit for immersion and rescues
  • Neoprene Booties or other paddling shoes
  • Towel
  • Bring a change of warm clothes including a waterproof shell and mid layer.
  • Lunch
  • Water/Tea/Coffee
  • Snacks

Cancellation Policy

Space is limited in training courses and your spot is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Your course fees are fully refundable if you cancel a month prior to the start of the course. Cancellation less than a month prior to the course start date will result in the loss of the full course fee. Registrations may be transferred to another person for the same course. Norm Hann Expeditions reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registrations or unsafe conditions. If Norm Hann Expeditions cancels a course, you will receive a full refund or may choose to transfer your payment to a future course. Please email if you need to cancel at any time.




Ocean Touring Skills Training on the Salish Sea

Our three day Coastal Expeditions Skills Course is a guide to the knowledge, decision making tools and touring strategies that will allow you to plan and manage your own personal tours over moderately exposed coastal waters and relatively short crossings.

Built around the framework of the Paddle Canada Touring 1 skills course, this course will focus on trip planning essentials including interpreting and applying tide and current information to your advantage, reading charts and coastal navigation basics, understanding and using weather and wind forecasts, choosing and packing gear and equipment for day tours, and route planning.

On the water we focus on technical paddling efficiency for touring, how to utilize coastal terrain to your advantage, paddle in wind and waves, and manage crossings. Throughout our three days you will gain experience in applying a strong foundation of hazard recognition, use of decision making models, safety and self rescue skills in all aspects of trip planning and management. 

Join this course to build the confidence, skills, knowledge and experience you need for safe, fun and successful coastal adventures!