ABC Whitewater Kayaking Complete Beginner Weekend
Jump into whitewater river kayaking with this popular weekend course that combines the A, B and Cs. You'll start with lessons in the U of C Pool and finish with an exciting whitewater run just outside Calgary. These weekend courses start Thursday night and go all day Saturday and Sunday. You'll need stamina to paddle all weekend, as this course is energetically paced. Required: Farmer-John-style wetsuit. Prerequisite: No Experience Necessary and 16+. Includes: instructor, all river kayaking gear.
A. Whitewater Kayaking Basics (Pool Session)
Get a taste of whitewater river kayaking in the comfort of the University pool. In this course, you will learn the basics of how to paddle a river kayak through expert instruction on flatwater. This session includes everything you need to get started and introduce you to the world of river kayaking. Prerequisite: No experience Necessary and 16+. Includes: instructor, all river kayaking gear.
B. Intro to Whitewater Kayaking
In this evening course, you will build on what you know of how to paddle a kayak with expert instruction in the Bowness eddies. Learn to identify river features and hazards, and how to safely navigate on a river. You'll learn eddy turns, ferry glides and the essentials of confident river running. Prerequisite: A. Whitewater Kayaking Basics or equivalent experience and 16+. Includes: instructor, all river kayaking gear.
C. Whitewater Kayaking Continued
After you have moved onto the river, come spend an evening with us improving your river-running and maneuvering skills as you experience the rapids on some exciting class I-II whitewater just outside Calgary. Gain confidence in whitewater under the watchful eye of our knowledgeable and passionate instructors. Prerequisite: B. Intro to Whitewater Kayaking or equivalent and 16+. Includes: instructor, all river kayaking gear.
Whitewater Kayak Roll Introduction (Pool Session)
A kayak roll is an essential skill to learn and will increase your confidence on the river. In this pool session, receive step-by-step instruction to help you complete your first roll in the safety of the University of Calgary pool. NOTE: A nose plug and wetsuit are recommended. Prerequisite: A. Whitewater Kayaking Basics or equivalent and 16+. Includes: instructor, all river kayaking gear.
Custom Paddle Program
Hire a guide to take you on the trip of your choosing or to give you expert instruction to improve your paddling skills! We also instruct school groups down at Bowness Lagoon at an affordable rate. Customize a group booking through the Outdoor Centre today! All gear can be provided by the Outdoor Centre.
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