About this Site

David H. JohnstonPaddling Headquarters (formally PaddlingInstructor.com) was started in 2006 with the goal to create a place for canoe and kayak instructors to share teaching ideas and resources. Since then it has grown into a highly successful outdoor news site and is one of the largest resource repositories for outdoor instructors on the net.

Site developer, David Johnston has been a sea kayak instructor with Paddle Canada for 15 years and lives in Toronto, Ontario. He also serves as the chair of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Program Development Committee which is responsible for the maintenance of the sea kayak program in Canada.

Site Sponsors
I would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their ongoing support of both PaddlingInstructor.com and myself as a professional sea kayak instructor. Without them, my job would both be a lot harder and a whole lot less fun!

The companies below represent the best gear you can buy in their particular area. I have been using their stuff long before taking them on as a site sponsor so I can honestly vouch for them.

Site Sponsors:

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Werner Paddles

Kokatat Logo
North  Water Aquapac Logo Seals Logo


Strategic Partner:

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David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

Site Sponsors

P&H  Logo Werner Paddles Kokatat Logo North Water Aquapac Logo Seals Logo