River SUP Play

SUP Surfer paddling on the river


Paddle Canada SUP School graphic.To have more fun on the river, and to progress from easy to intermediate whitewater paddling, we have to learn to "play" the river. Our full day River Play course focuses on honing your fundamental skills while introducing you to advanced skills including wave running, eddy hopping, S-turns, jet ferries, and surfing standing waves!

Expected Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to paddle your SUP on Class 1-2 rivers! You will receive the Paddle Canada SUP River 2 skills certificate.

Instructor Student Ratio:

1:4 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!


Undercurrents has teamed-up with Paddle Canada Instructor-Trainer Neil Gilson of Bearfoot Performance Paddling to bring you this course.


Successful completion of River SUP Next Step course, or equivalent. A River SUP Next Step course occurs on the day and a half immediately before this course - you can  combine the two course for a weekend packed full of river fun and education!



Dates, Times & Locations:

River SUP Play takes place on the Kananaskis River (Google map).

Check the Book Now calendar below for detailed dates.

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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!

See our policies page for more details.