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Advanced Level SUP Instructor Certification

With T’ahsii Paddle School become a Paddle Canada Touring Level 1 Instructor and teach your own Paddle Canada Courses or instruct with a local paddleboard school.  This is an advanced level Paddle Canada certification with a focus on coastal navigation and leading full day stand up paddleboarding tours in more exposed paddling conditions. More info here.


Ability to perform Paddle Canada Touring 1 skills at instructional level.

Instructor candidates must register for a Paddle Canada Membership before the course begins to receive Paddle Canada Instructor certification. Course ID: 63789


The full range of coastal navigation skills require pre-course work. Instructor candidates will be provided learning material and an assignment before the course.


2 nights Dorm style accommodation at Whalers on the Point HI Hostel (right on the water in downtown Tofino).

Expert instruction with a focus on teaching coastal navigation skills and performing rescues.

Lesson Planning Tools.


Paddle Canada Membership $90 (must be registered before the course begins). Or $10 upgrade fee for current Paddle Canada instructors.

Touring SUP rental for course $60

Wetsuit rental $20


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