About Us

Front view of the Undercurrents Shop

We are paddlers!  We live it, we love it, and after almost 20 years in business, we’re still Alberta’s leading source of expert advice, and provider of quality canoes, kayaks, paddleboards & gear. Whether you’re new to paddling or a pro, our personalized service will ensure you select the correct gear, and gain the right skills, to maximize your days on the water. Our mission is to provide you with a great experience!

We know first-hand that good equipment makes a difference. That’s why we specially select the product lines we carry in the store. We focus on innovation and value from genuine brands that truly care about your paddling experience. Most of our suppliers are Canadian; both because it satisfies our polite Canadian-style nationalism, and because it is easier on our environment.

Our paddling school exists to provide you with the skills to safely enjoy a lifetime of paddling! Our friendly professional instructors are Paddle Canada certified, and continue to pursue ongoing training to ensure you are always learning from the best! We use new modern boats and gear in our programs so you can learn more easily. And, we have the best instructor:student ratios in the business, so you receive the personalized attention you deserve.

If you are a paddler, or you want to become one, this is your store. Undercurrents.

Drop by the store! We love to talk about canoes, kayaks, boards and gear! Undercurrents is located at 6531 Bowness Road NW, on “Mainstreet Bowness.” There is lots of free parking right in front of the store!

Or, give us a call at 403-262-GEAR (4327). Toll-free at 866-262-GEAR! We look forward to speaking with you!