Stand Up Paddle Boarding

A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding

This 2.5-hour course will give you the skills needed to enjoy a day of flatwater outside on a stand up paddleboard. We'll teach you proper paddling form and how to balance and maneuver the board. You'll learn about equipment, paddling safety and the best locations to get out this summer. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

A+. Advanced Lake stand Up Paddleboarding

This 2.5 hour course will build on you SUP skills learned in the intro to lake program and continue the progression on a stand up paddleboard. We'll fine tune your flatwater skills that will make you a techniqally sound paddler. This course will make the transition onto the river that much easier. Prerequisite: none but A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding is recommended. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

B. Intro to River Stand Up Paddleboarding

This 2.5 hour course will build on your flatwater SUP skills in a fun evening on moving water. We'll head to the Bow River at Bowness Park, where you'll be introduced to eddy turns and forward ferries—the skills you need to safely navigate the river. You will be introduced to river safety and gain more confidence in river running. Prerequisite: A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding or equivalent. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

SUP Fitness

Join us for a fun new way to stay fit this Summer; outside on a stand up paddle board! Get coached in a 4-week fitness program designed to get you motivated and give you a great core workout. We'll meet at a local flatwater location for an evening once a week, and work on strength, balance and endurance while introducing the basics of stand up paddle boarding. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, all SUP 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 and other non-profits 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.

Fill out the Outdoor Centre Custom Group Activities Booking Form to book now.

The programs listed in this section are for custom groups to register only and not open to the public. If you are interested in booking a custom program yourself, please fill out the form or contact ocprograms@ucalgary.ca

Paddle Canada Certification Courses

Paddle Canada Skills or Instructor certification courses being offered by the Outdoor Centre.