The Rocky Mountain Paddling Centre offers a wide variety of Canoe courses.

Choose from an Introductory flat water canoeing course through advanced whitewater.  Most of our courses run over a weekend, but we also offer many of our courses mid week in the evening.

If the posted dates don’t fit your schedule, or you don’t see a course that fits your requirements, give us a call to organize a private course.

Call us today.  403-202-8490

Introduction to Canoeing

Join us for the Rocky Mountain Paddling Centre’s intro to canoeing course! This 2 evening canoe course will introduce you to canoeing.  We will spend time learning about canoes, the basic strokes and look ahead to the skills required for both lake and river canoeing. 6:30 to 9:00 pm

No previous experience is required

◦All Necessary Equipment

2017 Course dates:

Evenings – Tuesday, Wednesday

1.  May 16, 17
2.  June 13, 14
3.  July 11, 12

Cost:  $99.00 + GST

 Family Canoeing- Intro to Canoeing

This 2 hr canoe course will introduce you to canoeing with your kids in the boat.  We will spend time learning about canoes, loading the boats with gear and kids, the basic strokes and look ahead to the skills required for both lake and river family canoeing.

No previous experience is required

2017 Course dates:

Saturday

1.  July 15 1-3 pm
2.  Aug 19 1-3 pm

Cost:  $30/Adult (1 child/adult free) + GST

Tandem River Canoeing

Come discover the excitement of River Canoeing. This course will cover all of the strokes required to paddle a canoe down easy flowing rivers. On Saturday we will focus on all the strokes and safety skills required for our river trip on Sunday down the Bow or lower Kananaskis River. You will learn how to perform eddy turns and forward ferries on a Class I river. These skills will provide an excellent foundation when progressing to Class II whitewater.

* No previous experience is required.
** All Necessary Equipment is Included.

2017 Course dates:

Saturday, Sunday

1.  May 13, 14
2.  June 24, 25
3.  July 22, 23

Cost: $195.00 + GST

Whitewater Canoeing

Wanna have more fun!? This course takes the next step into the realm of whitewater canoeing. Designed for paddlers looking to expand their skills and increase their enjoyment on a greater variety of rivers. Saturday, on the Kananaskis River, we fine tune our river skills and look at river rescue techniques. On Sunday we will run a Grade II+ river where we can apply our skills to faster moving water. We will focus on eddy turns and ferries, practice linking turns and river reading. Towards the end of the day we will put our ferry skills to the test surfing waves!

Participants should be competent on Class I rivers and be familiar with Ferries and Eddy Turns.

2017 Course Dates:

Saturday, Sunday

1. June 24, 25
2. Aug  12, 13

Cost:  $195.00 + GST

Stroke Improvement

The aim of this program is to provide a workshop format for canoeists to improve their strokes and manuevers on flat water. Join our Stroke Improvement workshop today!

Tandem or solo

2017 Course Dates:

Evenings – Wednesday

May 18  6:30 – 8:30
June 15  6:30 – 8:30

Cost: $39.00 + GST

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Family Canoeing- River Canoeing

This 2 hr canoe course will introduce you to canoeing grade I rivers with your kids in the boat.  We will spend time on the river looking at the best strategies for performing eddy turns and ferry’s with kids in the canoes.

Pre-reqs: Previous basic river experience or our Family Canoeing Intro to Canoe course

2017 Course Dates:

Sunday

1.  July 16 1-3 pm
2.  Aug 20 1-3 pm

Cost:  $30/Adult (1 child/adult free) + GST


Intro to Solo Canoeing

Looking for a step-up in your canoe fun? or Tired of looking for a paddling partner? Join those of us that enjoy the freedom of solo canoeing. Participants should be comfortable in the stern of a canoe on Class I water. We spend 3 evenings getting comfortable in the solo canoes and learning solo river paddling techniques. Join us for an intro to solo canoeing today!

Equipment is included but participants are responsible for transportation.

2017 Course dates:

Evenings 6:30-8:30

1.  May 24, 25
2.  June 21, 22
3.  July 19, 20

Cost: $125.00 + GST


Canoe Rescue

The aim of this program is to provide a workshop format for canoeists to learn, develop and most of all practice commonly used river rescue skills.  We will be approaching these skills from three typical rescue settings: on shore, in boat, and in the water.  This course is for both tandem and solo canoeists.  We will be conducting this workshop in a class I river setting, as well as on flat water.

2017 Course Dates:

Evenings 6:30-8:30 – Wednesday, Thursday

May 10, 11
June 7, 8

Pre-requisites: Must have basic river skills (ferries and eddy turns).

$95.00 + GST

* We would be happy to set up a course for your group. Call us today!