Intro to Coastal Touring

Explore more Coastline

...and get Paddle Canada Certified!

$449 + GST

The 1.5-day paddle program will take place near Brentwood Bay, BC. We spend Friday evening on land learning navigation and touring preparation, while Saturday finds us on the water learning skills as we tour Finlayson Arm. You will stay at home or in nearby accommodations (at your own expense). 

Intro to Coastal Touring is for Stand Up Paddleboarders who are interested in exploring their coastlines for day tours and multiday overnight trips. You will be introduced to paddling and navigating in a coastal environment with an emphasis on knowledge, navigation and safety skills.

Finlayson Arm Fjord is our backdrop for learning and exploring that will have you confidently and safely setting off on your own paddling adventures.

You can opt to receive the Paddle Canada Coastal Touring Level 1 Skills certification upon completion. 

Are these paddle programs right for you?

These are Intermediate/Advanced level courses.


  • Advanced flatwater SUP certification or equivalent experience, skills and knowledge as assessed by the instructor. Paddlers need time and practice to sufficiently develop the skills learned in the prerequisite course before registering for this course. Please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisites. 

  • Must feel comfortable Stand Up Paddling at an easy pace for 3 to 4 hours per day with a fully loaded board. 

  • Must be comfortable in the water. 

  • No previous camping experience is necessary but you will have to provide your own camping gear if taking the overnight course.

  • Age restrictions 18+ (may consider mature 16+ who are strong paddlers)

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  • Starts Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm preparation discussion, location near Brentwood Bay TBD

  • We reconvene on Saturday at 8am at: Pacifica Paddle Sports Brentwood Bay

  • We end Saturday around 5pm at: Pacifica Paddle Sports Brentwood Bay

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before, earlier if you need to collect your rental gear from Pacifica Paddle Sports or inflate board.

  • The location may change if weather conditions require it. You will be contacted 24 hours before if a change is anticipated.

What to Bring

It's important to come prepared so you can make the most of your time on the water.  For this course, you will need to bring all paddling equipment, camping gear and personal clothing. 

To help you make getting ready for your course easier, we made you a printable list.