Standup Paddleboard Training

Learn the Skills and Safety for Exploring your Coastline.

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Build flatwater & ocean touring skills

Gain knowledge, skills and on-water experience for personal and guided SUP expeditions.

Learn from experienced coaches

Get hands-on coaching from back-country tested, Paddle Canada-certified guides.

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Choose from 2-hour orientations, weekend workshops, and multi-day guide retreats

Advanced Coastal Skills

Learn ocean safety and improve your technical flatwater paddling skills.
  • 11 May. 2024 to 12 May. 2024
  • 8 Jun. 2024 to 9 Jun. 2024
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2 days

Vargas Island Expedition Training

Five days of Coastal Touring and Leadership Training
  • 4 May. 2024 to 8 May. 2024
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5 days

Explore Pass

Gain Confidence, Sharpen your Skills and Explore your Coastline.  
  • 17 Apr. 2024 to 17 Apr. 2024
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1 days

Get My Advice

Not sure which training is best for your adventure goals and experience? I’m here to answer any questions you have.

 Reach out for my guidance in picking training that fits, so you can feel stoked to explore wild coastlines with me.

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Coastal Touring Skills

Learn expedition planning and ocean touring skills so you can plan and navigate your solo trips.
  • 24 May. 2024 to 26 May. 2024
  • 5 Jun. 2024 to 7 Jun. 2024
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3 days

River Skills

Learn river running skills and moving water safety training to build the confidence to explore new shorelines.
  • 31 May. 2024 to 2 Jun. 2024
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3 days
Paddle Canada Certified
Paddle Canada Certified

You’re in good company

“This course was such an incredible opportunity for learning. I was hoping for more awareness around skill development by learning to teach the skills, but it was so so much more! All the great tips, tricks and reminders on teaching will be so useful for me personally as a coach. Norm’s passion and willingness to share his knowledge is next level. I thoroughly enjoyed the content and delivery.

– Sarah McCaw, 2021

“This was the highlight of a two week vacation in BC. Tina is an amazing teacher – able to handle the different skill levels of our group from novice to experienced paddle boarder and my 15 year old had as much fun as his parents. We learned so much about the history and wildlife as well as paddleboarding skills, highly recommend this to all.”

-Phillipa Rubins, 2022

Your Expedition Leader and Guide

Meet Norm Hann

Norm started working as an adventure guide in the Great Bear Rainforest on the North Coast of BC in 2000. That’s when his passion for facilitating the powerful connection between people and the environment began. Since then he’s helped thousands of people experience the personal growth and transformation that can only be felt in the wild. His trips respect the land, wildlife, people and cultures native to each region.

24 Years as a Great Bear Rainforest Guide
Adopted into the Raven Clan of the GItga'at People
Paddle Canada SUP Instructor Trainer
ISA Surf 1 and Surf Rescue Instructor
Wilderness First Aid and Swiftwater Rescue Training
Conservation Expedition as featured in the film STAND
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Experiences

Explore the wild and remote wilderness with multi-day paddling trips

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