• 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!

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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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Job Postings

  • Black Bear Kayak
    Contact Person Torsten Janocha (TJ), CEO,
    Description Since 2010 Black Bear Kayak offers kayak adventures in Tofino and for the upcoming season we are looking for dedicated outdoor guides to complete our team! Working at Black Bear not only means to have the opportunity to work independently as well as in a team in the most exciting area a kayak guide can hope for, we also guarantee a high level of participation and excellent working conditions. Next to our 'shorter' kayak adventures, we are offering kayaking and hiking multi-day-tours and therefore are actively searching for experienced and knowledgeable guides that can help and support us accommodating these tours as well as refining them. At 'Black Bear' however, a 'Kayak Day Guide' Level 1 certification according to SKGABC - or comparable, as well as Wilderness First Aid (40hrs+) are a minimum requirement! If you are reliable and meet these qualifications, possess excellent customer service skills and want to participate the progression of this exciting venture, please send us an e-mail, with your resume at
    Guiding Area Clayoquot Sound
    Salary TBD
    Work Term April-October or shorter

  • Sydney Harbour Kayaks
    Contact Person Shannon O'Brien, Managing Director, +61 2 99694590
    Position Sea Kayaking Guide / Instructor
    Description Sea Kayaking Guides needed for Summer 2016/2017 in Sydney Australia. Sydney Harbour Kayaks is Australia's largest Sea Kayaking centre. We are looking for qualified sea kayaking guides and instructors. our website is If you have qualifications from Paddle Canada, USA, BCU or Europe and wish to work out of our Mosman (Middle Harbour) location - we will need guides from October / November through to April / May. You will need to secure your own Working Holiday Visa - this will allow you to work for us for 6 months. Please get in-touch -!employment/ua3y1 Visit our website to see our guiding and teaching programs.
    Guiding Area Sydney Harbour
    Salary based on experience about $25 per hour
    Work Term October to April

  • To add a Job Posting to our web site please fill out this information form, or contact the Executive Director.
    Member Companies of the SKGABC can post for free.
    Non Members: $25 per posting per season (January to October).

    Employment Wanted

    If you are a member of the SKGABC and are looking for employment, you can post your contact information on the SKGABC website. To post your information please fill out the information form.

    • Jeremy Beninger
      Address346 yew street Ucluelet B.C V0r3a0
      Level Three
      Type of Work: Multi-day Guiding
      Availability: I will be available from the start of July to the end of October
      Guiding Area Preferred: I have seven years of experience all over Vancouver island and the mainland as well as in Haida Gwaii. This past winter I worked in New Zealand as a kayaking, biking, and hiking guide. I have experience guiding private groups as well as school groups of up to 30 youth.

    • Daye Cooper
      Telephone 604 754 9632
      Level Three
      Type of Work: Multi-day Guiding
      Availability: I still have availability July 5-11 and July 22-August 9.
      Guiding Area Preferred: I have over 15 years of SKGABC guiding experience working with youth and adults in the Johnstone Strait, Broughtons, Nootka, Clayoquot, Barclay, Gulf Islands and Discovery Islands. With a graduate degree in anthropology and professional background in counselling and education, I also bring storytelling, local history, awesome culinary skills and music sharing to trip.

    • Jeremy Hudson
      Address2862 Admirals Road Victoria, BC V9A2R5
      Telephone 778-679-4894
      Level Three
      Type of Work: Multi-day Guiding
      Availability: Contact me for availability.
      Guiding Area Preferred: BC or International. I have experience in all classes of water, with private and public school groups, custom trips, and all over BC with commercial and not for profit organizations. As a passionate cook, educator, and storyteller i seek opportunities to help connect people with nature and facilitate a journey. Also available for consultation.

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