JF Marleau

ISKGA Advanced Guide (P)


E-mail: info@skils.ca

Telephone: +1 250 726 5119

Base of operation: Ucluelet

JF has taught kayaking and guided expeditions full time across Canada and internationally since 1998. He’s one of only 3 people with the highest possible sea kayaking certification in Canada. He is a 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 and guide training courses 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. JF runs SKILS (www.skils.ca), Canada’s premiere sea kayaking training centre. His personal trips include a 1000km self supported expedition to the remote Canadian Arctic. If you have never met JF before, it is easy to pick him out of the crowd as his strong French accent cannot hide him for long.

’Kayaking is less about moving a kayak backwards, forwards and sideways; it’s about enjoying the journey and all the emotions, camaraderie, memories and lessons you experience along the way.’’ 

Jean-Francois Marleau

Advanced Guide (P)

ISKGA - Advanced Guide (P)
Module Date Trainer/Assessor Tick
Advanced Guide Observation 2015-03-26 Sea Kayaking Cornwall
VHF License 2014-04-02
Coaching BC Lvl 2 Coach, EPP Lvl 4 (Red) Assessor
First Aid 2015-02-15 NARS Beach Lifeguard
Continued Professional Development
First Aid & CPD Log
Module Provided Modules
Advanced Skills
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership
Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Skills
Coastal Observation
Coastal Planning
Coastal Leadership
Incident Management
Sea Survival