SISKA instructors offer on-water skills development workshops and courses to members, and information about these will be circulated to members when available. Theses sessions will also appear in the club calendar under upcoming skills development.

SISKA’s Kayak Skills Course Partners

In order to help promote safe sea kayaking, several commercial kayak companies provide training and trips at a discount for all paid-up SISKA members. The full details have been emailed to current 2023 members and will be posted to the website shortly. Registration and payment for these opportunities will take place directly with the company involved and be subject to their normal customer policies.

A brief description of the discounts are listed below by provider in alphabetical order.

BestCoast Outfitters

Bestcoast Outfitters are happy to offer a 15% discount to SISKA members on select training courses.

Blue Dog Kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking is delighted to support SISKA during 2024 with the following:
- 10% discount to ALL club members on Expeditions and courses
- 10% discount to ALL club members on paddling gear, dry suits, PFDs, & Paddles

Crosscurrents Kayak

Crosscurrents Kayak is pleased to offer SISKA members a 10% discount on regular course fees for the following 2024 programs:
- Paddle Canada Skills courses (Basic, Level 1, Level 2)
- Women on Water (WoW) sessions
- Spring Skill-Building Series

Dancing With The Sea

Paulo Ouellette at Dancing with the Sea has a few courses set up with a 33% discount for SISKA members

Go Kayak

Go Kayak has several courses at discount for SISKA members.
Plus, if any advertised courses are booked at more than 75% of their max, Go Kayak will be able to offer a discount of 15% for members.

Ocean River Sports

Ocean River Sports is pleased to continue to offer a 10% discount to SISKA members on all courses and rentals in 2024.
In addition, members are eligible for a 10% discount on many items for sale in the Ocean River store at Oak Bay Marina. (Does not apply to kayaks, electronics or paddles.)

Pacifica Paddle Sports

We offer a 10% discount for SISKA members on our regularly scheduled rescue lessons.


SKILS provides a 15% discount when a group of 3 SISKA paddlers book for a specific eligible program. This booking must be the same program with the same dates