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 TRAINING

  • For guide training resources see the Members area
  • Please contact the provider of the course directly if you wish to register
  • Courses

 



Level One Guide Training Courses

DATE COURSE PROVIDER LOCATION
March 22-26, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet
April 9-13, 2017 Island Escapades Saltspring Island
April 21-25, 2017 Island Escapades Saltspring Island
May 1-5, 2017 VIU Nanaimo
May 18-22, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet
June 19-23, 2017 Island Escapades Saltspring Island
Oct 5-9, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet

Assistant Overnight Guide Training Courses

DATE COURSE PROVIDER LOCATION
April 29 - May 7, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet & Clayoquot Sound
May 13-21, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet & Clayoquot Sound
July 8-16, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet & Clayoquot Sound
September 16-24, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet & Clayoquot Sound


Upgrade from Level one to Assistant Overnight Guide Certification Course

If you have completed a Level One Training course in the past, this is a great way to upgrade your certification to an Assistant Overnight Guide level.

DATE COURSE PROVIDER LOCATION
May 15-19, 2017 Island Escapades Salt Spring Island & Clayoquot Sound
May 31-June 4, 2017 SKILS Ucluelet & Clayoquot Sound


Level 3 Training Courses

A course designed to help prepare candidates for a Level Three Exam.

DATE COURSE PROVIDER LOCATION
April 21-23, 2017 SKILS Clayoquot Sound




The following companies and Colleges offer SKGABC approved guide training courses.

If you have questions about a particular course and whether or not it is approved by the SKGABC, please contact the SKGABC at info@skgabc.com.

Companies offering SKGABC approved guide training courses:

COLT    www.colt.bc.ca

Gabriola Sea Kayaking http://kayaktoursbc.com

Island Escapades   www.islandescapades.com/

Mountain to Ocean Adventure Training www.m2oat.com

SKILS www.skils.ca


Colleges offering SKGABC approved guide training courses:

Capilano College   www.capcollege.bc.ca/programs/wilderness/

College of the Rockies   www.cotr.bc.ca/ATBO/ Email dwan@cotr.bc.ca

North Island College    www.nic.bc.ca/tourism/

Thompson Rivers University   www.tru.ca/act/adventure.html

West Coast Adventure College   http://www.westcoastadventurecollege.com/

Vancouver Island University http://www.viu.ca/campusrec/leadership_certification.asp Email Matt.Kellow@viu.ca

 

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