Paddle Canada Certificates:

  • Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor
  • Level 2 SUP Touring Instructor Trainer
  • Advanced Flatwater Instructor Trainer
  • Level 1 SUP River Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • OCC Field Leader Instructor (Hiking, Paddling, Winter, Overnight)

28 Years Experience

    Scotty "Mackerel" McCormack

    Scotty first learned to paddle as a child on the rivers, lakes, and coastline of Nova Scotia’s South Shore. With over 20 years of experience guiding paddling trips from Antarctica to the Norwegian Arctic, and from Newfoundland to coastal British Columbia, Scotty is excited to return to Nova Scotia’s South Shore as a co-founder of Cape LaHave Adventures.

    Scotty holds degrees in Outdoor Experiential Education and a Masters of Environmental Studies, specializing in Environmental and Sustainability Education. He has worked extensively in the wilderness guiding and outdoor education field in a wide range of programmes with organizations including East Coast Outfitters, the Nova Scotia Sea School, Outward Bound Canada, Quark Expeditions, and Coastline Challenges. A certified Canoe and Sea Kayak Instructor, as well as a SUP Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada with extensive open-ocean guiding experience and an easy going attitude, Scotty delivers safe, fun and accessible trips for all populations and skill levels. Whether at home or on the job, Scotty loves to cook up and share gourmet meals & stories around a campfire with folks.

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