Youth: New Paddlers

There is no better place to spend the summer than on the water!
Join the Calgary Canoe Club and have a blast with our expert instructors and friendly paddlers. Explore the many social, recreational and competitive aspects of our youth paddling program. Starting at age 9, new paddlers can join one of our two-week sessions (age determined on January 1st).

Note: If aged 10+ and have previously taken one of our Learn to Paddle or Sprint sessions, you should register as a returning paddler - Click here. Otherwise, if new to the canoe club see below.

Safety Note: Participants must have a Red Cross Swim Kid Level 6 and or demonstrate equivalent (Canoe Kayak Canada Standard), link here to see lifesaving society equivalent. PFDs are required at all times.

Age 9-11 (as of Jan 1st)

  • In week one, paddlers learn the basics in recreation canoes and kayaks, including Outrigger and Dragon boat team boats. In week two, paddlers are introduced to Olympic Sprint Racing boats. Click here to Join.

Age 12+(as of Jan 1st) 

  • Paddlers are introduced to the sport of sprint racing canoes and kayaks and end the program with a fun regatta. After a 2-week Intro session, paddlers can join the team for the rest of the season. Click here to Join.