The Undercurrents team of professional instructors exists for the sole purpose of sharing the necessary skills so that you can safely enjoy a lifetime of paddling!
Undercurrents instructors are certified by Paddle Canada, the national instructional body for paddlesports. They are the best! And our low ratio of participants to instructor ensures a quality program where you get individual attention!
Our canoes kayaks, paddleboards and gear are all current models and kept in good shape! We only use modern equipment!
Bottom line: You will learn easily during our safe and supportive courses because of our great instructors, our great ratios and our great equipment! And, you will have fun!
Our lesson locations:
Our high quality lessons take place in great locations scattered between Calgary and the mountains, dependant upon the course. Undercurrents is honoured to work with the following outstanding communities, at whose locations we offer our lessons.
- Harmony, just west of Calgary
- Calgary Yacht Club, on Lake Chestermere
- City of Calgary, on Glenmore Reservoir & the Bow River
- Province of Alberta, on Ghost Lake & in Kananaskis Country
- Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
- Arbour Lake, in northwest Calgary
For maps of our instruction locations, click here.
We would be delighted to provide a custom program for a single paddler or the whole group! Contact us at [email protected] and we will put together exactly the program you need!
Meet our instructors!
As is standard in the industry, all lesson participants are required to read and agree to our waiver by signing and initially it. To preview our waiver now, click here.
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.