Stand Up Paddling Instructor

Course Description:

Be certified to teach Paddle Canada sanctioned Intro – Advanced SUP courses.

2018 Dates:

Basic – Advanced Skills: Fri May 18, 8:30am
Instructor course-only: May 18, 6pm - May 20 4pm Basic – Advanced Skills: Fri June 15, 8:30am
Instructor course-only: June 15, 6pm - June 17 4pm


Basic – Advanced Skills & Instructor course: $359
Instructor course only: $292
HST & Instructor registration with Paddle Canada are additional.


Certified Instruction, SUP & Paddle/ PFD, course manual, group meal on Friday night, camping on site.


BYOB (Bring your own board) discount $30
Meal plan: Basic – Advanced Skills & Instructor course: $70
Meal plan: Instructor course only: $58
Rock Island Lodge B&B accommodations $98 room/night.

The full 3 day skills & Instructor course is specifically designed for people who are new SUP and wish to be certified by Paddle Canada to deliver quality certified instruction to Introduction – Advanced SUP course participants. Personal Fitness, Outdoor Recreation/Leadership, Camp and Yoga Instructors will benefit knowing they are delivering technically sound skills and knowledge in an effective fashion. Successful candidates will also benefit from Paddle Canada support including pro gear deals and course insurance insurance coverage.

The two day Instructor course is designed for people who already have good technical SUP flatwater paddling skills.

The course includes practice of demonstration-quality technical SUP skills, a review of SUP-related technical topics, learning the Paddle Canada SUP teaching methodology, then practice teaching of on-water skills and off-water theory sessions.

Successful candidates will be certified to teach and certify others with Introduction and Advanced SUP Flatwater Skills.

Please email us at [email protected] for a detailed instructor course package.