Tides & Currents - Session One Part 2
Jan 30/20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Introduction to Tides and Currents


Instructor:  Anne Graves


When and Where:


Session ONE Part 1 Tuesday, January 28th 7 – 9 pm

Session ONE Part 2 Thursday, January 30th 7 – 9 pm


Session TWO Part 1 Tuesday, February 4th, 7 – 9 pm

Session TWO Part 2 Thursday, February 6th, 7 – 9 pm


All sessions will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street, Victoria

(near McKenzie Intersection).  Junior Room


The Plan:

A hands-on course which will teach the basics of predicting tides and currents. Topics to

be covered include:

- What are tides and currents? (the Reader’s Digest version)

- Why do paddlers care?

- How to use Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Tables (a requirement for Paddle

Canada certifications) to predict tides and currents

- Rules of thumb for estimating slack period and current strength

- Hands on practice using the CHS Tables for trip planning

- If time: Other sources of information about tides and currents and their



Please bring:

- a copy of the 2020 Canadian Tides and Current Tables: Volume 5 (note – each

participant requires own copy),

- pencil/pen

- highlighter

- ruler or straight edge

- a chart of the Victoria area you already have


To register:  please contact Barbara McDougall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A pre-workshop assignment will be sent to registrants for completion before the workshop.


Cost:  $35/person   Limited to 8 persons for each clinic.