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Aha! Adventure - Canoe Course and Refresher, Ab

Location: Glenmore, Bow River, Lower Kananaskis River, AB

Dates: June 1- Day 1- 6pm-9pm Intro to Flatwater on the Glenmore Reservoir

               June 2- Day 2- 6pm- 9pm Intro to River at the Bowness Eddies

               June 3- Day 3- 9am- 4pm- Intro to whitewater- Ghost dam to Cochrane

               June 4- Day 4- 9am- 4pm- Whitewater Refresher- Lower Kananaskis River

Cost: evening:  $65 plus gst  full day: $125 plus gst  Whole program: $375 plus gst

Refresh your canoe skills with Steven and Ang to get ready for your canoe adventures this summer! We will start off on the flatwater and take you to the river and intro whitewater in one comprehensive course.  You can pick and choose where you are at with your skills and jump in where you are comfortable. You will learn and practice eddy turns and forward ferries to help you feel in control of your canoe so that you can put it where you want in the river.

Prerequisites: If you have minimal experience, you will need to start with day 1. If you already know how to do eddy turns and forward ferries in a class I setting, you can join day 3. If you are unsure on where you fit in please give me a call or email at and I can help you figure it out.


June 1: 6-9pm- Flatwater skills/ refresher at the Glenmore Reservoir.  Meet at the docks at the Heritage Park Entrance. 


June 2: 6-9pm- Intro to river/ refresher at the Bowness Eddies.  Meet in the farthest west parking lot at Bowness park. (look for the canoes!)  Map:

June 3: 9am- 4pm:  Meet at the bridge in Cochrane where we can leave vehicles and carpool up to the put in.


We will focus on refreshing our canoe skills and doing eddy turns and ferries as we travel down river from Ghost Dam to Cochrane.


June 4: 9am-4pm: Meet at Canoe Meadows in K-country.


We will spend the morning in the lower eddies and work on our skills with tighter moves and a step up from the Bow River.  At lunch we will set up a shuttle and then travel down river to Seebe Dam.


Cost Includes:

  • canoe gear (canoes, paddles, pfd's, helmets)

  • Safety equipment (throwbags, first aid kit, emergency communication)

  • Instructors

  • Transportation of canoes

You need to provide:

  • Lunch, water/ thermos of hot liquids

  • Wetsuit or drysuit- the water is cold in June and with learning you have a good chance of swimming during the course!

  • Shell jacket/ paddling jacket

  • Neoprene booties or neoprene socks with sport sandals/ running shoes

  • Neoprene gloves

  • Lots of layers and extra warm clothes

Transportation Details:

You will need to meet the instructors at the designated location and we will work together to set up the shuttles.

Medical Form and Waiver:

In order to participate in this course, you are required to sign an Adult Waiver or Youth Informed Consent. You will also need to fill out the online medical form.

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