SUP and Kayak instructor lessons, and Swiftwater Rescue Technician in Invermere, BC

For those looking to teach, or take their skills to the next level.


2019 Course Dates: July 12-14 Invermere, BC
Ages: 16+
From: $380 pp + tax + $100 Membership Fee payable to Paddle Canada

Paddle Canada SUP Instructor Courses

Are you interested in becoming a SUP instructor? Teach your friends, family or make it a business. These instructor courses not only brush up your existing SUP skills but they offer you the ability to pass on your knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

Program Options:

  • Basic SUP Instructor
  • Advanced SUP Instructor
  • River SUP Instructor


  • Have paddled a SUP before

What to Bring

  • SUP board and equipment
  • Appropriate layers for warmth on the water
  • Food, snacks and hydration


Women Wild and Free**  May 3rd – 5th at Adventure Paddle School

Open to All — June 17th – 19th  at White Swan Outfitters

Ages: 16+
From: $500 for First Time Certification. $400 for recertification (3 years). $125 for equipment rental (optional).

Rescue Canada Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Are you new to the whitewater scene and want to feel more knowledgeable and more safe in the river and competent to be able to help a friend, or yourself, if needed?

Take a Swiftwater Rescue Technician course with us—your mom will be glad you did! We offer Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1, 2 or 3.


  • Self Rescue
  • Rescuing others
  • Rescuing equipment
  • Understanding moving water
  • And much much more

What to bring

  • Fleece type underlayers
  • Drysuit
  • Kayak and equipment
  • Throw Bag
  • PFD
  • Helmet, Gloves, Boots, and other Gear
  • All equipment you would use as an instructor

2019 Dates: Based on Interest
Ages: 16+
From: TBD

Canoe Kayak Canada Kayak Instructor Courses

Become a whitewater kayak instructor or leader through CKC hosted by Adventure Paddle School. Canoe Kayak Canada is the National certification body for whitewater kayaking in Canada. In these courses you will become a very strong paddler. The course gives you a thorough understand of the technical side of kayaking, as well as tools and techniques to be able to teach others to kayak safely. After this course you will know what it takes to get a group of people safely down a river.

We offer level 1-3. Take a look at the CKC level breakdown.


  • Teaching principles
  • Rescue techniques
  • Guiding and leading strategies
  • Practice teaching on real students
  • Practice guiding with real students

You MUST…​

  • Be a confident class III kayaker
  • Have led friends down rivers before
  • Experience teaching anything

What to Bring

  • Kayak and equipment
  • Drysuit
  • Throw Bag
  • PFD
  • Helmet, Gloves, Boots, and other Gear
  • All equipment you would use as an instructor