"Sooner or later you will have to deal with wind and waves...Probably sooner.”
If you want to enhance your knowledge and skills for paddling in rougher water conditions, explore larger water bodies, or exposed coastlines, or get into downwind paddling then this is the course to get you started!
Please note that the course does not include personal clothing or gear, food, or travel – please see our Gear and Clothing tab.
Course Cancellation: It is rare that we cancel a session due to weather considerations however we will do so if, in our judgement, the conditions are dangerous or are likely to present a poor learning environment.
We will meet at the Barrier Lake Boat Launch Kananaskis Country off of Highway 40 (tentative and wind dependent). See Map.
Course start time: TBA. Please arrive about 25 minutes early, so that you are unloaded, changed, and ready to begin at the start time. Arriving late will cut into your instructional time, and that of others on the course.
We suggest that you bring high energy snacks and drink with you. On cool days we especially recommend bringing a thermos with a hot drink.