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
2 days ago
The Athabasca Watershed Council is pleased to welcome Petra Rowell as our new Executive Director!

Get to know our new executive director by joining us online via Zoom on Friday, March 12 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.

To join visit: https://t.co/feqeZnWpzV
3 weeks ago
6 municipalities across AB have formally expressed concerns over the cancellation of the 1976 Coal Policy, which protected ecologically sensitive areas of the Rockies against coal mining #ableg #abpoli

Join the fight: https://t.co/LP62Nh9myG

Read on: https://t.co/2TiU1ZgDXw
1 month ago
Our 2021 fisheries management engagement is now open! We want your feedback on additional angling and harvest opportunities, address conservation concerns, and support recovery of native trout.

More info: https://t.co/WyoizVvRoz https://t.co/OLEFMUPTWI
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1 month ago
This is the LAST WEEK to take the GoA's survey on sustainable outdoor rec, which will guide future management for public lands. Be sure to check out our comment guide, and get your responses in before Jan 15! #ableg #abpoli


Survey https://t.co/iOXEXZtdHc https://t.co/P9ZUkibihU
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4 months ago
The annual Brown Trout Redd Count in the Elbow River is today. A few @clgrivervalleys volunteers, led by fish biologist, Chris Bjornson fr Golder Associates, are counting redds (spawning nests) of Brown Trout betw Glenmore Dam & Ft Calgary. This is 1 measure of river health https://t.co/esXMEks0Qh 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


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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