Sea Kayak Guide Course
Sunshine Coast ~ 6 Days

May 1 to 6, 2018
and
May 1 to 6, 2019

$1180 plus tax

Canadian dollars per person
Currency exchange
Maximum six participants
Advance registration is required

Evolution Guide School

Exploring the skills, challenges and rewards of leadership.

Halfmoon Sea KayaksOur Sunshine Coast certified guide's courses are offered in cooperation with Halfmoon Sea Kayaks.  We launch from Coopers Green Park near Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.  During the course, we camp on islands in the Salish Sea.

The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible from Vancouver.  Our launch site has local bus service from the Langdale ferry terminal, which is a 40-minute scenic ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, near Vancouver.

Our Sunshine Coast course follows the same curriculum and practices the same universal guiding principles as our Haida Gwaii course.  The Sunshine Coast course is priced considerably less than the Haida Gwaii course, as our transport and equipment costs are much lower.


Expedition Experience

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

The course provides numerous opportunities to develop skills through experiential learning.  During controlled simulations, participants experiment with a wide variety of guiding tools, leadership styles and paddling techniques.  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.


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.

Thormanby Island

Salish Sea ~ Sunshine Coast of BC

Evolution Guide School provides food and meal preparations.  Equipment provided includes laminated navigational charts, tide tables, deck compass, towing system and a chart case for each participant to use during the course.  Additionally, we provide a Rite in the Rain notebook for each participant to keep.

The use of kayaks and tents are included in the price of the Haida Gwaii course.
Our Sunshine Coast course is priced considerably less and does not include kayaks and tents.  Participants on the Sunshine Coast course may provide their own tent and fully equipped kayak, or this equipment may be rented and delivered to our launch site:

Equipment Rental
Halfmoon Sea Kayaks will rent equipment and deliver kayaks and tents to our Sunshine Coast launch site.  Equipment rental must be prearranged; please contact Halfmoon Sea Kayaks.  Discounted rental rates are available to those registered on an Evolution course.


Three registrations are required by March 1st in order to confirm the Sunshine Coast course.  If you are interested in this unique experience, please consider advance reservations.