• The purpose of the paddling classes is to increase confidence and to provide club members with the skills needed to participate in day, weekend and multi-day trips. If you are not sure of your ability, discuss it with the course coordinator before signing up. All club training classes have limited capacity.
  • Courses may be canceled if there are not enough students, and additional course may be scheduled based on demand.
  • Contact the course coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible if you are interested to avoid disappointment.
  • Club boats and equipment are available for free for courses. You may need to arrange transportation for boats to and from the training site.
  • Course offerings vary from year to year. For dates, see the club schedule.
  • Additional training courses may be offered by Paddle Alberta or Paddle Canada.

NWV 2024 Training Program

We are excited to offer Kayak Foundations.  This course is specifically designed for novice and beginner kayakers pursuing recreational or sea kayaking adventures. Course includes a 2.5 hour classroom session, followed by a 3 hour on water instruction.  The session will be lead by Garth Hobden who was a ACSKG guide and CRCA instructor.

Date:

Part 1 - Classroom May 31, 2024 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Part 2 - On Water June 1 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Click here session details.

Class size is limited to 10 participants

This class is full. If you would like to be added to the wait-list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cost: $35 for 2024 Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members

To register or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send a registration form.

The fine print:

Registration is limited to 2024 Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members. Registration is first come, first serve however we will have a wait list if required. We will not be collecting payment at this time. We will send a follow up note to the registrants with payment details in May.

Courses go rain or shine. It will be late May / early June so we could have rain, cool temperatures or intense heat. We will cancel or reschedule only if it is snowing, wind or wave conditions above the course level or active thunder and lightning at the course location. If the club or instructor has to cancel a session, we will issue a full refund. If you cancel for any reason more than 4 days prior to the course start date , you will receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 4 days of the course start date.