Sea Kayak Guide Course
Haida Gwaii ~ 7 Days

Due to COVID-19, our 2021 season has been cancelled.
Future course dates will eventually be published here.

$1980 plus tax

Canadian dollars per person
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Maximum six participants
Advance registration is required

Evolution Guide School

Exploring the skills, challenges and rewards of leadership.

Butterfly ToursOur Haida Gwaii certified guide's courses are synchronized with the sea kayak expeditions offered by Butterfly Tours.  Courses include two-way speedboat transport between Sandspit and Rose Harbour.  We launch near the remote southern tip of Gwaii Haanas National ParkMeals, kayaks and tents are all provided.

There are numerous travel options for a journey to Haida Gwaii.

Expedition Experience

This seven-day course is designed for prospective certified guides and intermediate kayakers seeking to develop their expedition capabilities.

Participants are provided with opportunities to learn from practical experiences while kayaking and camping in this world-renowned wilderness destination.  During the course, we paddle offshore to visit the extraordinary ancient Haida village of SGang Gwaay (Ninstints).

Each day, numerous challenging and instructive opportunities are facilitated.  Our curriculum is comprehensive and our guide instructors are talented educators.

The wealth of experiential knowledge conveyed and practiced during the course enables each participant to significantly boost their skill level and confidence.


Totem poles at SGang Gwaay

Leadership Training

Evolution courses enable participants to learn highly practical leadership skills and proven guiding techniques from some of the most experienced ACSKG certified guide instructors on the coast of British Columbia.

The proficient leadership skills covered during each course can be successfully applied to many aspects of everyday life.
Learn to correctly assess situations and accurately evaluate options.  Practice your ability to reach sound decisions.  Learn when and how to appropriately defer decisions.

Discover methods of communicating clearly and concisely with a group, while carrying the responsibility and privilege of leadership.

Guide Certification

Our leadership courses are accredited by the Association of Canadian Sea Kayak Guides.  Upon successful completion of an Evolution course, participants may apply for ACSKG assistant guide certification.  ACSKG accredited leadership courses are bundled with certified assistant guide exams; there is no separate exam for assistant guides.

ACSKG certificates are recognized worldwide by a multitude of companies and agencies.  ACSKG certified guides professionally lead expeditions throughout the world.

The Evolution course is not designed as a paddling holiday, please see the prerequisites.  For additional training, please consider our guide apprentice program.
Evolution Guide School also hosts ACSKG full guide exams.

Four advance registrations are required in order to confirm the Haida Gwaii course.  If you are interested in this unique journey, please consider making reservations well in advance.