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!


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



2015 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!

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Mondays     ....... Wednesdays    
May 4 6 PM     May 6 6 PM  

May 11

6 PM     May 13 6 PM  
        May 20 6 PM  
May 25 6 PM     May 27 6 PM  
June 1 6 PM     June 3 6 PM  
June 8 6 PM     June 10 6 PM  
June 15 6 PM     June 17 6 PM  
June 22 6 PM     June 24 6 PM  
June 29 6 PM          
July 6 6 PM     July 8 6 PM  
July 13 6 PM     July 15 6 PM  
July 20 6 PM     July 22 6 PM  
July 27 6 PM     July 29 6 PM  
        Aug 5 6 PM  
Aug 10 5 PM     Aug 12 5 PM  
Agu 17 5 PM     Aug 19  5 PM   
Aug 24 5 PM     Aug 26 5 PM  
Aug 31 5 PM     Sept 2 5 PM  
        Sept 9 5 PM Arbour Lake
Sept 14 5 PM Arbour Lake        

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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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