Pro Deal Program
The ACSKG Pro Deal Program is designed to benefit outdoor equipment & clothing manufacturers and retailers, while providing discounts to professionally certified ACSKG guides.
We welcome new Pro Deal Partners, please contact us for details.
Pro Deal Privilege
These pro deals are available only for ACSKG certified guides. Pro deals are a privilege; they are not to be abused by guides purchasing gear for anyone else. Pro Deal Partners may withdraw their entire ACSKG program if a guide is found to be abusing the privilege. Guides maintain the program by promoting our Pro Deal Partners and respecting the privilege.
Guide certificate verification is required in order to qualify for each pro deal. To ensure prompt verification, guides are urged to arrange pro deals from October to May.
Pro Deal Partners - Manufacturers
The following manufacturers provide discounts to guides who hold valid ACSKG certification:
Seaward Kayaks provides
ACSKG certified guides
with wholesale pricing.
Located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Seaward designs and builds world-class sea kayaks. Seaward handcrafts each kayak using only the highest quality materials. The finest resins are hand laid throughout the fibreglass, kevlar and carbon to ensure the correct resin-to-material balance, creating superior strength and flexibility.
Certificate verification is required, contact Seaward for details.
North Water provides ACSKG certified guides with generously discounted prices on regular stock and custom goods.
Inspire your best practices for personal and group risk management by using innovative North Water products.
For current pricing and additional information, please email North Water or phone 1 800 567-9283.
ACSKG certificate verification is required. Guides are requested to place orders as early as possible; well before your first trip departs.
Bending Branches - Aqua-Bound provide ACSKG certified guides with 50% off retail pricing, plus freight charges.
Bending Branches builds paddles made to last. Durability isn't their only concern; Bending Branches paddles are also comfortable, beautiful and efficient.
Aqua-Bound is the world's largest manufacturer of quality kayak, stand-up and canoe paddles. Built for touring, whitewater, paddle boarding and canoeing, Aqua-Bound paddles provide the highest level of performance in paddlesports today.
Certificate verification is required, contact Bending Branches for details.
Brooks provides ACSKG certified guides with 20% off their retail prices.
Brooks is a family owned and operated business which has proudly been creating innovative paddling gear and wear for over 30 years. Brooks products pass rigorous quality and performance testing before going to market.
Certificate verification is required, contact Brooks for details.
Pro Deal Partners - Retailers
Guides are urged to support our retail partners - the following retailers provide discounts to guides who hold valid ACSKG certification:
Ecomarine provides ACSKG certified guides with 10% off most regular priced in-stock items.
Vancouver's paddlesport specialist for over 30 years, Ecomarine has three rental locations that offer easy access to the waters of English Bay and False Creek, while their retail store carries all the products and gear you could want or need on an outdoor adventure.
Certificate verification is required, contact Ecomarine for details.
Deep Cove Outdoors
provides ACSKG certified guides with 10% off most regular priced in-stock items.
North Vancouver's foremost kayak specialty store, Deep Cove Outdoors offers a complete line of accessories including PFDs, paddles, spray skirts, rescue equipment, clothing, footwear and roof racks, as well as kayaks and standup paddle boards.
Certificate verification is required, contact Deep Cove Outdoors for details.
Each legitimate Association guide will hold a valid ACSKG certificate with an expiry date. Guides recertify each year.
Pro Deal Partners are encouraged to email the ACSKG to verify that a guide's certificate is authentic and current.
Pro Deal Partners may also request an up-to-date list of ACSKG certified guides in order to ensure each discount is provided to a legitimate Association guide.
The ACSKG's administration goes "dormant" from June 1st to September 30th. Certificate verification can be delayed during the dormant period. To ensure prompt verification, guides are urged to arrange pro deals from October to May.