BC Kayak Centre’s Founder and Director:
Mike Gilbert was born and raised paddling boats and canoes in Eastern Canada during his summers. It was only after moving to Canada’s west coast that he took up the double bladed paddle and instantly fell in love with kayaking.
Mike is certified as:
A Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer for…
Basic Instructor; Level 1 Instructor and Level 2 Instructor
A Rolling Instructor
Learn to roll your Kayak – European and Greenland Styles
Mike has his Paddle Canada certifications at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Skills.
He is also certified by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of B.C. as:
Day Guide – Certified
Assistant Overnight Guide – Trained
VHF Marine Radio – Recognized Examiner
Mike is currently:
Past President, Paddle Canada
Coach @ Pacific Paddling Symposium