Whether exploring the reservoir or nearby waterways of Weaselhead in a recreational canoe or kayak, or looking for a new outdoor alternative to staying in or getting into shape. Make the sport of paddling a pursuit in your life with a low-cost membership to the Calgary Canoe Club.

Membership Rates

Effective May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 (Weather permitting)

Junior (17 and under)

Prices include GST

How to Apply

  • Please visit us in person to apply for your membership. We can explain the procedures and show you the equipment at that time.
  • Boat bays are open as of May 1st, weather permitting. Call ahead if necessary.
    You may download a Membership Form + Waiver (PDF) and bring in person or fill out a form at the Club.
  • We accept Cheque, MC, Visa, Debit, or Cash at our office.

If you have any questions please head to our FAQ’s page as it may be answered there.

Membership is open to the public and provides:

Boat availability

We have 25 one person recreation kayaks and 25 two man recreation canoes. Boats are available on a first come first serve basis. It is typically busy on weekend afternoons with very nice weather so call ahead to check on availability or be prepared to wait for a boat if we are all out. We cannot predict how long canoe rentals and members will be on the reservoir, Thanks for your understanding.


No prerequisites are required for membership. We strongly suggest you take a lesson on canoeing and kayaking before going on the water.

Boat bay staff will offer a dryland orientation for all new members to the equipment during business hours.
Contact us to book a private or group lesson and confirm costs. Cost will depend on length and number of people.
Average cost: $50/person/lesson. Cost per person may decrease if there are more than 2 people. 

Guest policies

Members are encouraged to bring guests to the club and introduce them to paddling. Guests are allowed to join members in a canoe at any time. However, if you would like to introduce kayaking please ensure you go over the basics with them. If a staff member is available we would be happy to give them a brief dry land orientation.

Your guest will not be charged if he is sharing a canoe with you. Guest fees are charged for additional boats (canoes and kayaks).

Guest fees: $10. Per 3 hour time period. This includes a maximum of 2 guests.

Please note: Canoes may be rented only when the guest is accompanied by a member.

Cancellation Policies

Youth Learn to Paddle

Full refunds for L2P registrations (less a 5% fee) will be accepted up to one month prior to the start date. A 50% cancellation fee will be charged within 2 weeks of cancelling your registration. Outstanding circumstances may be discussed with management.

Membership and Competitive Program Fees

Refunds will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a 5% administration fee in addition to time lapse of use.of use.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The Calgary Canoe Club will not trade, rent or sell your personal information without your prior consent.

COVID Update, May 19, 2020: The Glenmore Reservoir remains closed. We will provide further updates as the situation changes. The Glenmore Canoe & Rowing Clubhouse remain closed until the City of Calgary Recreation Facility ban is lifted. We anticipate we will offer only limited outdoor programming for the season due to the building closure this season. See the City’s page on the status of the Glenmore Reservor