Stand Up Paddle Boarding


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A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding

This 2.5-hour course will give you the skills needed to enjoy a day of flatwater on a stand up paddleboard. We'll teach you proper paddling form and how to balance and maneuver the board. You'll learn about equipment, paddling safety and the best locations. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

B. Intro to River Stand Up Paddleboarding

Build on your flatwater SUP skills with this fun, 2.5-hour moving water course. We'll head to the Bow River at Bowness Park, where you'll be introduced to eddy turns and forward ferries—the skills you need to safely navigate the river. Prerequisite: A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding, ability to swim 20m without difficulty. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

SUP Day Tour - Upper Kananaskis Lake

Nothing beats paddling on a beautiful mountain lake, and now you can do it on a stand up paddleboard. On this day tour you'll learn or improve the skills and strokes needed to comfortably and efficiently maneuver on flatwater. We'll finish the day with a scenic paddling tour of Upper Kananaskis Lake. Prerequisites: A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding, ability to swim 20m without difficulty. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

SUP Fitness

The ice is gone and it's time to get outside and on the water! Join us for a fun new way to stay fit this Spring on a stand up paddle board! Get coached in a five week fitness program designed to get you motivated and give you a great core workout. We'll meet at a local flatwater location for two hours in the evening once a week, and work on strength, balance and endurance while introducing the basics of stand up paddle boarding. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

Intro to River SUP Racing - NEW

This exciting program is designed to instruct and coach—helping you to prepare for a fun, competitive river race. You will work on skills, set goals and challenge yourself like never before. Get ready to work on strength, balance, speed and endurance as you are introduced to the rules and techniques of river SUP racing. Prerequisite: B. Intro to River Stand Up Paddleboarding, ability to swim 20m without difficulty. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.

SUP and Hike

This is a unique multi-sport adventure in the mountains where we'll paddle and hike on the same day. We start by paddling our stand up paddleboards across Barrier Lake with our hiking gear stowed in dry bags. Then we hike up toward scenic Jewell Pass, stopping along the way at a beautiful waterfall. Prerequisite: A. Intro to Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding or equivalent experience, ability to swim 20m without difficulty. Includes: instructor, all SUP gear.