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.

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

Like many of us ARPA is on its own reconciliation journey with diverse Indigenous peoples & communities across Alberta.

To help you get started on your own reconciliation journey we encourage you to check out the Indigenous Awareness & Engagement Toolkit.
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A new month calls for new adventures! Check out the newly nominated North Saskatchewan River in Alberta and its vast recreational opportunities. Learn more below.
📸: @ExploreEdmonton
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Paddle Alberta Office is Closed from August 28-31
While the TC Safe Boating Guide does state “there must be one Lifejacket for every person in a vessel”, having it in the boat and within reach is not good enough. Expect the unexpected and wear your lifejacket. That way it will always be within reach when you need it.

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#ColdWaterSafety Tip of the Day: Stay with your watercraft unless you’re sure you can swim to safety. It can be used to get part of your body out of the water, and makes you more visible to rescue personnel. Learn more at #ABParks PaddleAlberta photo

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

Paddling Clubs

Based in Alberta

Not-For-Profit Groups

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

Affiliate Groups

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