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
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  • 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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10 Steps to Level Three Guide Certification
With The Sea Kayak Guides Alliance Of BC

  1. Take a SKGABC endorsed Assistant Overnight Guide Training course and examination.
  1. Maintain an approved minimum 40-hour wilderness first aid ticket and CPR”C”. Prior to challenging the Level Three Guide exam, the participant must have: Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) or taken AWFA at least once, prior to holding a current Occupational First Aid level 3 ticket.
  1. Get a Restricted Marine (VHF) Radio Operators License.
  1. Apply for membership in the SKGABC and for certification as an Assistant Overnight Guide. Membership and Certification forms are available at www.skgabc.com.   Upon successful completion of the Assistant Overnight course and examination (or a Level Two exam where the participant is examined to the Assistant Overnight standards), along with submission of all necessary paperwork, the applicant will receive a certificate of Certification for Assistant Overnight Guide.
  1. Log 30 commercial overnight sea kayaking days [1] as an Assistant Overnight Guide.
    1. SKGABC endorsed training days, regardless of overnights, count towards the 30 required days.
    2. Must be logged in class 2 or 3 waters.
  1. Take the SKGABC 2 day overnight Level Two Guide exam [2] and apply for certification as a Level Two Guide. Certification forms are available at www.skgabc.com.
    1. Basic format
      1. 100 question exam (multiple choice & short answer)
      2. Practical hard skills exam – strokes, rescues, navigation, camp craft, etc.
      3. Leadership & judgment scenario based assessment
  1. Attend a SKGABC Guides Exchange within 3 years of examination (once every 3 years there after).
  1. Log an additional 50 commercial overnight sea kayaking days as a Level Two Guide (or 80 commercial overnight days as an Assistant Overnight Guide). Must log at least 20 commercial days in Class 3 waters. In lieu of 20 commercial days in Class 3 waters, must log additional 30 personal overnight days in Class 3 waters
  1. Take the SKGABC 3 day overnight Level Three Guide Exam.
    1. Basic format:
      1. 100 question exam (multiple choice & short answer)
      2. Practical hard skills exam – strokes, rescues, navigation, camp craft, etc.
      3. Leadership & judgment scenario based assessment
  1. Attend a SKGABC Guides Exchange and participate in a leadership capacity (e.g. Lead a workshop on towing) once every 3 years.

1. Sea kayaking days refers to Canadian ocean sea kayaking.  Lake, river or other ocean kayaking experiences do not apply.

2. Exam and certification fees are posted here
Send all documentation to:
Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC, Box 1005, Station A, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5Z2.

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