About This Guide

ISKGA Status: Advanced Guide (P)

Canada

JF has taught kayaking and guiding expeditions full time across Canada since 1998. He is a certified Level 4 Guide & Guide Trainer and Examiner with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC). He was vice-president of the SKGABC for 14 years, He is a certified Level 4 Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada.

JF is a pioneer of kayak fishing in Canada. He holds many diplomas, including a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from Laval University. JF is the author of books and training manuals and wrote the kayak fishing chapter in John’s Dowd classic book Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring.

When JF is not having fun on the water, he runs SKILS, Canada’s premiere sea kayaking training centre. He loves to communicate his passion of sea kayaking and use humour as a teaching tool. JF also enjoys teaching kayak fishing and guiding kayak fishing expedition. If you have never met JF before, it is easy to pick him out of the crowd, as his strong French-Canadian accent cannot hide him for long.

Jean-Francois(JF) Marleau

Certified SKGABC Lead Guide Level 4, Guide Trainer and Examiner

Certified Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor, Level 3 Instructor Trainer

Sea Kayak Instruction and Leadership Systems Ltd (SKILS)

SKILS Courses are Fun, Challenging and Rewarding!

Advanced Guide Modules Passed

Advanced Guide Observation
ISKGA
Advanced Leadership
SKGABC Lead Guide L4
Advanced Planning
SKGABC Lead Guide L4
Advanced Skills
SKGABC Lead Guide L4
Coaching
Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor, Level 3 Instructor Trainer

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
ISKGA Coastal Guide
Coastal Leadership
SKGABC Lead Guide L4
Coastal Planning
SKGABC Lead Guide L4
Coastal Skills
SKGABC Lead Guide L4
Expedition Skills
First Aid
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
Paddling in ice

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
VHF license

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