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.



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  Glenmore Res   May 6 6 PM  Arbour Lake

May 11

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