Greenland FUNdamentals


Paddling with Greenland-style paddle (GP) is surprisingly shoulder-friendly and easy on the body in general, and you can do it in the kayak you own now! There is a growing movement towards using Greenland paddles for touring because of the excellent ergonomics and their connection to the ancient past of kayaking. But when switching from a "Euro" paddle to a Greenland paddle, you'll find all the paddling strokes are done differently. This course will show you how to use these ingeniously simple paddles to their maximum efficiency!

Expected Outcome:

You will have the knowledge and skills to paddle a Greenland paddle in the same waters you're used to use a Euro paddle.

Instructor Student Ratio:

1 : 6 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!


Greenland paddles are provided for those that do not have their own. It's best to learn with your own, if you have one.

Paddlers at this level usually own their own gear - you can use either a Greenland-style kayak or a standard kayak. If needed, kayaks and related gear are available for rent during this course. Greenland paddles are provided to those that don't have their own.

Once you know how to properly use these ingeniously simple paddles, you may want to build your own? Register for our Build your own Greenland Paddle course to build your own custom paddle over the weekend! Expert instruction and all supplies are 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.


Successful completion of Kayak FUNdamentals, or Kayak Discovery Clinic with additional experience, or equivalent skills and knowledge. Even the most advanced paddlers will benefit from this course.



Dates, Times & Locations:

Kayak Greenland FUNdamentals runs: Thursdays at Harmony Lake (Google map) on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The map does not show the lake, but believe us - there is a beautiful lake there! (Google's data is old)

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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!

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