New canoers: this is the place to start! Our comprehensive on-water introductory lesson will give you the hands-on training and skills required to canoe in protected waters. This course features canoeing safety information, essential equipment knowledge, launching & landing skills, basic 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!
You will have the skills and confidence to paddle your canoe in protected waters. You will receive your Paddle Canada "Basic Canoe" Skills certificate.
Instructor Student Ratio:
1:8 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!
Canoe and related gear is provided.
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.
Dates, Times & Locations:
Canoe FUNdamentals runs: Thursdays on the Glenmore Res. in central Calgary (Google map) from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
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 (14 days for multi-day courses) 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 (14 days for multi-day courses) 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.