Recreational Kayaking

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A: Recreational kayaking - Intro to Lake

Join us for a 2.5-hour session at Glenmore Reservoir or Bowness Park and learn the basic strokes you need to enjoy a short tour. This is a perfect introduction to paddling a recreational kayak and will get you outside and on the water! 

B: Recreational kayaking- Easy Rivers Intro

Learn basic river maneuvars and safety in this 2.5-hour session while enjoying a paddle from the Bowness eddies or Baer Park to Shouldice Park. Gain the confidence to navigate easy rivers in you rec kayak.

Paddle Fitness

This is a smart, fun fitness program designed to give you a great core workout! We'll meet in the evening, once a week for five weeks, and work on strength, balance, endurance and injury prevention. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, boards or boats, paddles, PFDs, safety equipment. 

Custom Canoe/Kayak Program - Schools

Want to give your students the trip of the year? Let our experienced guides introduce the basics of canoe/kayak tripping on a variety of lakes and rivers across western Canada.

Programs are highly customizable, running from a single day trip to week long expeditions. Our instructors can cover all the paddling instruction needed along with the wilderness skills needed to spend time safely in the back country. All required gear can be provided by the Outdoor Centre.

To set up a program please contact Matthew Steele at (403)220-4205,

Fun Paddle

Our fun paddles make it easy to get out on the water and keep active. Join us and do away with the hassle of transporting equipment. We'll have an instructor available to help you launch your boat and offer some quick pointers to get you paddling. The session runs for 2.5 hours but registration is required so we can get the boats organized.

LED Light Up Kayaking

Experience kayaking under the stars with our boats that are lit up to illuminate the water in the dark.  Learn the basics, and then explore the ponds and canals of Bowness Park with us in a magical evening of stargazing, easygoing paddling, and great selfies. This will be a night to remember and share!

Recreational Kayak Day trips

Learn the basics of recreational kayaking with this day tour out of the city in a beautiful destination! This day tour includes instruction on recreational kayaks, basic strokes and paddling safety, while we enjoy a relaxing scenic paddle in the mountains.