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
4 weeks 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
1 month ago
November is vast approaching, which means that our Knowlege in Know-vemeber is right around the corner. Be sure to follow the link below so you don't miss this fantastic learning opportunity! https://t.co/NP0sD8DpZD https://t.co/mu8NoalNI6 PaddleAlberta photo
1 month ago
As a reminder, our annual general meeting is being held this Saturday! To register for our AGM, visit https://t.co/YIsdtEw5fY 💧💧💧 https://t.co/bSonRwNuW0 PaddleAlberta photo
2 months ago
Bow River Reservoir Conceptual Assessment Report Options Phase 1 completed, check it out here: https://t.co/dpKpS9zRvG
3 months ago
The PA office is closed from Sept 16 - 21

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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