Alberta’s Recreational Paddling Resource since 1976

Paddle Alberta Society promotes and supports safe, sustainable recreational canoeing and Kayaking in Alberta.

Alberta’s Recreational Paddling Resource since 1976

Paddle Alberta is a provincial not-for-profit association.

Important notices about Covid-19

The Outdoor Council of Canada’s Covid-19 Guidelines for Led Outdoor Activity is an excellent comprehensive resource for Outdoor Groups of all genres.

Due to Covid-19, there have been changes to Paddle Canada’s programming. Please check their website for the most up to date information regarding Paddle Canada Courses.

Check the Links below for the most up to date Covid – 19 responses by Parks

Parks Canada, BC Parks, Alberta Parks, Saskatchewan Parks


Welcome to Paddle Alberta!

Paddle Alberta is a provincial not-for-profit association with the mandate:

  • To support the many forms of recreational paddling
  • To serve the needs of recreational paddlers
  • To advocate for the sustainability of the paddling environment
  • To promote the teaching of safe and enjoyable paddling
1 day ago
Bow River Reservoir Conceptual Assessment Report Options Phase 1 completed, check it out here: https://t.co/dpKpS9zRvG
1 week ago
The PA office is closed from Sept 16 - 21
2 weeks ago
Mark Lund's Guide for Alberta Paddlers back in stock on our online store.
4 weeks ago
With an increased volume of campers at Abraham Lake, @AlbertaLake was interested to see if human activity had affected its water quality so we went to sample the water. Too all campers - please remember to always pack out what you pack in! https://t.co/O8DPgzwiqH PaddleAlberta photo
1 month ago
To be invasive or not to be invasive? That is the question and ALMS’s new updated aquatic plant guide has the answer! The book can be downloaded as a free PDF or purchased as a waterproof hard-copy at https://t.co/pW5fM6gmAV.
#ABwater https://t.co/YwGIq4HtpS
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Available Paddle Alberta Memberships

Membership benefits include access to subsidies and grants, networking opportunities with clubs, organizations & clients across the province, competitive liability insurance and participation in environmental issues.

Paddling Instructors


Canoe, SUP, Flatwater Kayak & Sea Kayak

Commercial Paddling Organizations

Instructional, Guiding, Outfitters, Paddling Shop


Based in Alberta


Schools, Scouts, Guides, Jr. Forest Wardens, Camps


Groups who want to run 1- time paddling events and need access to our insurance program


Our Funding Providers

Alberta Sport Connection – Association Development Program

AGLC – Casino Funds


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