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Adult Programs

Please note the Calgary Canoe Club does not offer recreation lessons at this time. We will continue to focus on the competitive paddling programs for adults and youths.

Private lessons for recreation kayaking and canoeing may be available (upon staff availability) so feel free to email us if you are interested.



Intro to Outrigger is mandatory for all new paddlers wanting to join the outrigger program at the Club, this course offers an introduction to outrigger paddling basics. Outrigger paddling is a competitive based program. Novices are welcome to join and try it out as a new sport. Paddle for fun, fitness or competition.

Drop-in sessions are every Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00 pm, May 18 - October 1st. Weather permitting.

All guests must check in at the boat bay office and fill in a waiver form.

**There is a $5 donation per session to try it out. You may try it out two times before joining the program.

Please see the ‘outrigger canoeing’ page for full program and registration information.




Workouts run Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:15-8pm from mid May to end of August (depending on paddler interest).

Sprint kayak/canoe paddling is a competitive based program.

This sport is not like anything you have ever tried. Please watch this video to make sure you know what you are in for.

Caution: This is a sport where you will get WET.

If you have previous experience and would like to join the masters paddlers please email us for current information and training times. Please see the 'masters sprint canoe/kayaking' page for full program information.


Hours of Operation

Month Days of the week Boat Bay Hours
All Holidays   8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
May - June Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
July 1 - August 29 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
August 29 - October 14 Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - Sundown
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 15 -31 Monday - Friday CLOSED to public and recreational members
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
* Boat bay hours are weather an daylight permitting, so if the weather is poor please call ahead to make sure we are still open.


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