SKGABC News

  • January 7, 2017
    2017 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Gabriola Sea Kayaking on Gabriola Island, BC! More...

  • July 6, 2016
    2016 Fall Exchange:
    Hosted by PIKA on Pender Island, BC! More...

  • June 2, 2016
    2016 Fall Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • February 1, 2016
    2016 Spring Exams:
    Level Two and Three Exams Dates Posted! More...

  • January 7, 2016
    2016 Spring Exchange:
    Hosted by Terracentric and Footprint Nature Exploration in Lund, BC! More...

  • August 14, 2015
    2015 Fall Exchange - Skookumchuck:
    September 24-26, 2015 - Current, skill sessions, socializing!
    More...

  • March 3, 2015
    2015 Spring Exchange:
    April 17-19, 2015 - Sooke! Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!
    More...

  • March 17, 2014
    2014 Spring Exchange:
    May 9-11, 2014 - Salt Spring Island. Skill sessions, seminars, socializing!
    More...

  • March 17, 2014
    On-Going Training Policy Update:
    The SKGABC has evolved the On-Going Training policy to give options to more members! More...

  • Dec 22, 2013
    Northern Gateway Pipeline: SKGABC working to safeguard the BC coastline and sea kayaking industry.
    More...

  • Oct 25, 2013
    2013 Annual General Meeting: Nov 9, 2013 - Nanaimo, BC.
    More...

  • May 15, 2013
    Toquaht Bay Closure
    Alternative launch sites available at village of Macoah. More...

  • March 26, 2013
    Electronic Guide Logs
    Submit your logs using an easy electronic spreadsheet! More...

  • August, 2012
    Wolf Advisory: Vargas / Flores Island Park - Clayoquot Sound Due to wolf activity on Vargas and Flores Island this summer, BC Parks has issued a Wolf Advisory More...

  • June 1, 2012
    Tsunami Debris Reporting Environment Canada - Tsunami Debris Sighting and Reporting Information
    More...

  • May 25, 2012
    Online Resource Sheets Printable equipment list, emergency contact list, earthquake and tsunami notification, operating standards summary and more!
    More...

  • May 23, 2012
    Pacific Coast - Marine Weather Guide Environment Canada Marine Weather Guide for the BC Coast updated and online!
    More...

  • February 14, 2012
    Updated - Water Classification Maps: Outlining water classfications within British Columbia
    More...

  • February 14, 2012
    New Pro-Deal: Killarney Kayaks joins the SKGABC Pro-Deal Program! Deals for members from companies like: Aquabound, Brooks, Broform, Delta, Level Six, Nimbus, North Water, Ortlieb, and Seaward! Members Area

  • Technical Guides Manual
    The SKGABC has produced a manual for guides of every level. For more information Click Here

 

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GUIDE EXAM DATES

*With sufficient interest, exams can be scheduled on demand. Contact us to register: info@skgabc.com

Had a fun winter of paddling or just really outdid yourself last season and ready for the next challenge? Take the opportunity this Spring to upgrade your certification! Take a SKGABC Level Two or Three Guide Exam.

Contact info@skgabc.com to register!

Any guides considering taking the Level Two or Level Three Guide exam prior to completing all the other requirements listed or who have taken non- approved courses should check with the SKGABC prior to taking the exam.

Additional exam dates will be available in the Fall of 2017.


Level Two Guide Examinations

DATE DAYS LOCATION
February 25-26, 2017 Saturday / Sunday Salt Spring Island
April 15-16, 2017 Saturday / Sunday Quadra Island
May 13-14, 2017 Saturday / Sunday Quadra Island
June 10-11, 2017 Saturday / Sunday Salt Spring Island

Level Two Examination $350
Earlybird discount: $300 if paid in full 30 days prior to exam.

As of August 1, 2017, Level Two exams will be $550.
A $50 earlybird discount will be applied if paperwork is received and fees paid in full 30 days prior to the exam start.



Level Three Guide Examinations

DATE DAYS LOCATION
May 26-28, 2017 Friday-Sunday Tofino
June 9-11, 2017 Friday-Sunday Tofino

Level Three Guide Examination $550
Earlybird discount: $500 if paid in full 30 days prior to exam.

As of August 1, 2017, Level Three Exams will be $750.
A $50 earlybird discount will be applied if paperwork is received and fees paid in full 30 days prior to the exam start.




Registration Information

  • Participants must be members of the SKGABC ($45 annual membership)
  • Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start of the exam. We may cancel exams if we do not get enough registrations at least two weeks prior to the start of the exam.
  • A $100 deposit is required to confirm a seat on an exam.  No registrations will be taken without deposits.
  • Deposits and payments can be paid online or sent by Interac e-transfer to info@skgabc.com.
  • Your place will be confirmed by email after deposit is received.
  • To register for an exam please contact us.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations 30 days prior to the exam start date are entitled to a full refund.
  • Cancellations less than 30 days prior to start date will lose deposit
  • Cancellations less than 15 days prior to start date will be charged for the full cost of the exam.


  • In extenuating circumstances, fees paid may be transferred to a future exam with a note from a physician, or less an administration fee, at the discretion of the Executive Director.


For information on the exam location or content please
contact us .

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