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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will have basic understanding of whitewater kayaking skills, know basic hydrology of a river and know and understand the risks involved. You will know how to wet exit your kayak, how to do a t-rescue and help others to self rescue as well.

Lean and angle is a concept you understand and basic paddling strokes will keep you moving in easy whitewater. You might even be able to do a kayak role.

Course Details

Required Course Materials

Personal items as per COLT Clothing and Equipment List

Course Duration

3 Days (24 hours)

Homework Hours


Delivery Methods

In-field instruction

Teaching Methods

Hands-on teaching

Methods of Student Evaluation

Ongoing assessment by instructors

Completion Requirements


Taking the COLT program was without a doubt the most valuable step I took towards a career as a wilderness guide and instructor.
Paul Laperriere, Owner of Blue Toque Sports Ltd.