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Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC

The Standard in Sea Kayaking Professionals

The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC is a non-profit society committed to upholding high standards for professional sea kayak guides and operators in BC. Through ongoing professional development and certification, the Alliance strives to ensure safe practices on an industry-wide basis.

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Current News

Member Benefits Program - A Tale of Serendipity

February 17, 2023

It was a dark and stormy night… Actually, it was quite a pleasant warm sunny day in July. 

We launched for our day paddle from basecamp. The water was calm, the air was warm, and guests were smiling and happy. We planned our stops at beaches, a lunch break and the best kelp patch to have a snack and chat. As we got further from camp, I felt a breeze on my bare neck and a little playful bounce in the water. A quick knowing glance at my co-guides acknowledged the possibility of that pesky northwest wind coming through as forecasted and altering our plans. Within 20 minutes, it was clear that it was time to turn around and head back before things started to get spicy. As the wind picked up, we were forced to land on a fairly exposed beach rather than paddling to the other side of the headland.

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Contracting with School Groups - Insight from Jack Rosen

March 11, 2022

We often see that schools approach companies and individual guides to run programs for them. SKGABC Guides are the leaders and thus make the decisions for the group, so it is essential to ensure that they are prepared and informed. 

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Upcoming Exams / Courses

AOG Course - SKILS - Ucluelet and Clayoquot Sound - April 27 - May 5, 2024

April 27 - May 5, 2024 - Ucluelet and Clayoquot Sound

AOG Course - SKILS - Ucluelet and Clayoquot Sound - May 11-19, 2024

May 11 - 19, 2024 - Ucluelet / Clayoquot Sound

AOG Course - SKILS - Ucluelet and Clayoquot Sound - July 5-13, 2024

July 5 - 13, 2024 - Ucluelet / Clayoquot Sound

Level Three Exam - Clayoquot Sound - Oct 4-6, 2024

October 4 - 6, 2024 - Clayoquot Sound