River Kayak: Get Started



You will take the new skills you learned in "Kayak: Fundamentals" and learn how to apply them to the river. Our skilled and enthusiastic instructor will guide you through safe river running skills, river reading, and the specific maneuvers you need to make your river travelling both safe and fun! Our certified instructor and the low participant:instructor ratio will ensure a fun, comfortable, safe and educational experience!

Expected Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to paddle your kayak on easy rivers like the Bow River in Calgary, and many others!


Kayak and related gear is provided.


Successful completion of "Kayak: Fundamentals", or equivalent, or "Kayak Discovery Clinic" with additional experience.



2015 Dates:

These courses run on the Bow River in Calgary. 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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May 5 6 PM
May 19 6 PM 
June 9 6 PM
June 23 6 PM
July 14 6 PM
July 28 6 PM
Aug 18 5 PM
Sept 1 5 PM
Sept 22 5 PM

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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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