Mom and/or Dad, this is your course if you want to introduce the family as a whole to canoeing! The focus is on giving the adults the hands-on training and skills required to canoe in protected waters while making the kids feel included. 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, and safe experience for all of you!
You will have the skills and confidence to canoe with your family in protected waters. The whole family will be excited about going paddling!
Instructor Student Ratio:
1 instructor : 2 families (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible! ? Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!
Canoe and related gear is provided.
This clinic is designed for families!
All participants are required to complete and sign our standard waiver.
All our instructors are Paddle Canada certified! Their certifications are current, and they undergo regular professional development. Most paddling schools in Alberta don’t meet that standard. ? Part of the famous Undercurrents experience!
After you complete this course get out and paddle! Practicing is the proven way to hardwire your new skills so you and your family can enjoy a lifetime of safe paddling.
None. But, a willingness to learn and a fondness for fun won't hurt.☺
$199 per family (up to 2 adults and up to 4 children, minimum weight 30 lbs. each)
Dates, Times & Locations:
Family 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. We need 3 participants to run a course.
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!
A “risk of thunderstorms” forecast does not mean we will cancel a course. During the warm season “risks” are issued too frequently; we only experience thunderstorms at our course locations 10-20% of the time that a “risk” is issued. We will meet at the course location and make an appropriate decision using the outdoor industry’s standard lightning protocol.
See our policies page for more details.