Canoe Instructor Cert./Mentor Courses
With Paul Mason

Canoe Instructor Certification Courses

Tandem  Moving Water Intro. Instructor

This four day course includes skills sessions, practice teaching and teaching techniques and strategies.

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada intermediate moving water skills tandem, or equivalent and with permission from myself.

Tandem  Moving Water Intermediate Instructor

This two day course includes skills sessions and practice teaching sessions.

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada advanced moving water skills tandem, or equivalent and with permission from myself.

Tandem  Moving Water Advanced Instructor

This four day course includes skills sessions, practice teaching and teaching techniques and strategies.

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada intermediate moving water tandem instructor cert. or equivalent and with permission from myself.

Solo  Moving Water Intro. Instructor

This four day course includes skills sessions, practice teaching and teaching techniques and strategies.

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada intermediate moving water skills solo, or equivalent and with permission from myself.

Solo  Moving Water Intermediate Instructor

This two day course includes skills sessions and practice teaching sessions.

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada advanced moving water skills solo, or equivalent and with permission from myself.

Solo Moving Water Advanced Instructor

This four day course includes skills sessions, practice teaching and teaching techniques and strategies.

Prerequisites: Paddle Canada intermediate moving water solo instructor cert. or equivalent and with permission from myself.

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Mentor on a course

Instructors and instructor trainers are welcome to mentor or assist on my canoe courses. This is a great opportunity for you to improve your instructing skills, stay up to date on the latest techniques and fulfill your obligations to Paddle Canada in maintaining your instructor status.


To summarize, Paddle Canada requires that continually within every three-year period, an instructor must actively

  1. a)instruct as a registered Instructor, Assistant-Instructor or Apprentice-Instructor on a Paddle Canada sanctioned canoeing course at the highest level one holds, and or

  2. b)participate in a sanctioned Paddle Canada Instructor Clinic, and or

  3. c)participate in a sanctioned Paddle Canada Symposium and or

d) participate in a sanctioned Paddle Canada course at a higher level than the

instructor’s certification level.


Mentor a course: $80/day

Assist on a course $40/day

Contact me for mentoring dates available

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