TRAK Skills Progression Camp - Bay of Fundy - Sept 7-11, 2019

Nova Scotia and the Tusket Islands which are situated very close to the port of Yarmouth are calling you.  This unique paddling environment will make you fall in love with Nova Scotia’s quaint beauty and endless sea kayaking possibilities. During this program we will visit Lobster Bay, which is filled with dozens of islands including the Tusket Islands, the Argyle River standing wave, Cape Sable Island’s many white sand beaches.  

We will finish off in the chocolate milk fun of the Shubenacadie River.  The Shubenacadie ("Shubie") River is located about 10 nautical miles from Burntcoat Head, the location of the highest recorded tidal range in the world at the top of the Bay of Fundy.

Join us in beautiful Southwest Nova Scotia on September 7-11, 2019 to be amazed at what it has to offer. Open to all paddling levels. Come paddle Canada’s Ocean Playground!

  • Country:  Canada
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

    What we're going to do

    Each day we will build on the techniques taught the day before. A theme exists for each day of the progression as the camp travels around to experience the best of the Bay of Fundy . The themes in order are:

    • Learn
    • Explore
    • Surf
    • Tidal Current

    As an added bonus to this program we will run all participants through the Paddle Canada Level 2 skills progression, with the possibility of receiving that certification at the end of the program. In addition, it is possible for participants to also register for the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium, from September 13-15, 2019.



    Tour Itinerary

    Expedition Training Plan:

    • DAY 1: Pick up in Halifax at Stanfield International Airport.  We will kick the program off in beautiful Lobster Bay located in Argyle, Nova Scotia. The day will be spent working on personal paddling techniques, plus re-entries and rolling.
    • DAYS 2-3: We will continue on with the progression traveling to the Tusket Islands. We will work on navigation and managing complex tidal environments.
    • DAY 4: The Argyle River will provide us with an opportunity to work on moving water skills. 
    • Day 5: Spend the day paddling the Shubie Tidal Bore.

    Meet Your Guide

    Christopher Lockyer

    Christopher is the founder of Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak Coaching. Christopher has over 22 years of paddling experience paddling in locations as far away as the UK, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway as well as countless locations in North America. He spent his childhood in Newfoundland and still calls it home. He currently lives in Valley, located at the top of the Bay of Fundy. A graduate of Acadia University with a degree in Recreation Management with a major in Outdoor and Environmental Educations, his passion is getting people out onto the sea and using the conditions and natural environment to reach their potential and personal goals. He looks forward to welcoming you to Nova Scotia to paddle the many areas that Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak coaching uses. Profile.


    Paul Maxan

    "My first foray into these waters was during the inaugural Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium where I spent three days working on fundamental skills, leadership, and paddling in the current. The islands provided scaled learning environments from placid sheltered waters to more exposed tidal flows around the outer islands and the playful Hell's Gate. I cannot think of a better place to develop skills as a paddler, or just enjoy the sheep, eagles and osprey."

    Paul Maxan

    Kirk Dauphinee

    "There is a group of more that 20 islands, known as The Tuskets, the Mi'kmaq word for the "Great Forked Tidal River". The actual river continues into the sea where the flow is augmented by the tidal cycle. There are 8000 acres of salt marshes alone. The tidal flood carries you north wise towards Cape Forchu and the Bay of Fundy, and the ebb takes you deep into the North Atlantic. The picture is of a demanding environment, an ideal place to run sea kayak leadership sessions, an excellent spot to exercise navigation, and an overall bucket list location for any competent Paddler."

    Kirk Dauphinee

    Where we're going

    • Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Bay of Fundy
    • Port of Yarmouth

    What you'll learn

    Each day we will build on the techniques taught the day before. As an added bonus to this program we will run all participants through the Paddle Canada Level 2 skills progression, with the possibility of receiving that certification at the end of the program.

    • Personal Paddling Techniques
    • Re-entries & rolling
    • Managing complex tidal environments
    • Moving water skills
    • Timing, placement and working in faster tidal systems
    • Dynamic and amazing tidal bore paddling

    What's included in the tour

    We'll provide everything you need once you arrive, until you leave.   You may want to bring your favourite PFD and paddle, and if you have a TRAK kayak already, bring it with you and save.

    • Transport to and from airport
    • Shared accommodations
    • All meals during the program
    • All coaching and instruction
    • Learning materials and manual
    • Paddle Canada feel

    Not included

    • Airfare
    • TRAK kayak (unless add "Rental" or "Tour + Kayak Package")
    • Gratuities
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Optional participation at the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium (September 13-15, 2019 - as of January 10th, more than 60% sold out)
    Sept 7 - 11, 2019

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