Kayak: Fundamentals


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New kayakers: this course is for you! Our comprehensive on-water introductory lesson will give you the hands-on training and skills required to kayak in protected waters. This course features kayaking safety information, essential equipment knowledge, launching & landing skills, kayak strokes, and more. The skills and enthusiasm of our certified instructors, combined with the low participant:instructor ratio, will ensure a fun, comfortable, safe and educational experience!

Kayak: Fundamentals is the foundational course for all our our kayak instructional programs.

Expected Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to paddle your kayak in protected waters.


Kayak and related gear is provided.

After you complete this course, take our Kayak: The Next Step to earn the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certificate!

This clinic is designed for adults - all participants must be at least 16 year old. Children 12-15 are welcome to participate if a parent is also registered in the clinic.


None. But a willingness to learn and a fondness for fun won't hurt.



2016 Dates:

These courses run on Arbour Lake, Heritage Pointe Lake or Glenmore Reservoir, as noted below. They are 2½ - 3 hours.

Don't want to book online? Call us at 403-262-4327. We are always happy to help!


Mondays - Arbour Lake

May 2 - 6pm

May 16 - 6pm

May 23 - 6pm

June 6 - 6pm

June 13 - 6pm

July 4 - 6pm

July 18 - 6pm

July 25 - 6pm

Aug 8 - 6pm

Aug 15 - 5pm

Aug 29 - 5pm

Sept 5 - 5pm

Sept 19 - 5pm

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Wednesday - Arbour Lake

May 4 - 6pm

May 11 - 6pm

May 25 - 6pm

June 1 - 6pm

June 15 - 6pm

June 22 - 6pm

July 6 - 6pm

July 13- 6pm

Aug 3 - 6pm

Aug 17 - 5pm

Aug 24 - 5pm

Sept 7 - 5pm 

Sept 14 - 5pm

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Monday - Glenmore Reservoir

May 9 - 6pm

June 20 - 6pm

June 27 - 6pm

July 11 - 6pm

Aug 1 - 6pm

Aug 22 - 5pm

Sept 12 - 5pm

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Wednesday - Glenmore Reservoir

May 18 - 6pm

June 8 - 6pm

July 20 - 6pm

Aug 10 - 6pm

Sept 21 - 5pm

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 Monday - Heritage Pointe

May 30 - 6pm

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Wednsday - Heritage Pointe

June 29 - 6pm

July 27 - 6pm

Aug 31 - 5pm

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Interested in another date? Call or visit the store!

Registration & Refunds

Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.

On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice.

If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.

There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days of the course.

Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds - sometimes on the same day. Don't believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!

See our policies page for more details.


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