Educational Resources

Paddling Related Reference Books

Compiled by Priscilla Haskin & Karla Handy

Path of the PaddleBill Mason
Song of the PaddleBill Mason
Canoeing Wild RiversCliff Jacobson
The Basic Essentials of CanoeingCliff Jacobson
The Basic Essentials of Map & CompassCliff Jacobson
The Basic Essentials of Solo CanoeingCliff Jacobson
Knots for PaddlersCharlie Walbridge
Kayak and Canoe GamesLaurie Gullion
Canoeing Safety & RescueDoug McKown
Secrets of WarmthHal Weiss
CanoeingThe American National Red Cross
Canoeing & KayakingThe American National Red Cross
Medicine for MountaineeringJames A. Wilkerson, M.D.
Wilderness First AidNational Safety Council
Wilderness First AidTom Schimelpfing and Linda Lindsey
Leave No TraceAnnette McGivney
NOLS Wilderness GuideMark Harvey
Clouds & WeatherPeterson First Guides
The Whole Paddler’s CatalogZip Kellogg
CRCA Canoeing Program ManualCRCA
CRCA Canoeing Instructor Resource ManualCRCA
Whitewater Rescue Manual – New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and RafteCharles Walbridge & Wayne A. Sundmacher Sr.
Canoeing and Kayaking for People with DisabilitiesJanet A. Zeller, ACA
Path of the PaddleBill Mason
Soft PathsThe National Outdoor Leadership School
Man of the WildernessCanadian Geographic
This is CanoeingJustine Curgenven
Staying Safe in Bear Country:A Behavioral-Based Approach to Reducing Risk“magiclantern”
This is Canoeing, 12 Adventure FilmsJusinte Curgenven
Cold Water Boot CampPlay Safe Productions

Boat Repair

Mark Perrin (Calgary)

Repairs and restorations to all makes and models of Canvas over Cedar Canoes.
Call 403 619 6948

The Canoe Doctor (Edmonton)

Cedar/canvas canoe repairs and restorations and other wood and fibreglass repairs of other types of boats, including kayaks, sailboats and runabouts.

John Thompson

11207 23B Ave Edmonton AB

Paddlesport Rentals — Sales—New & Used

Peace River:
Medicine Hat:
Red Deer:
Rocky Mountain House:

Paddling Club Trip Leader/Coordinator Resources

In the spirit of safety, these PDF documents were generously provided by the Bow Waters Canoe Club, Ceyana Canoe Club and the Northwest Voyaguers Canoe & Kayak Club as reference material for anyone leading or coordinating trips on a unpaid/volunteer recreational basis. They are for educational purposes only.

We’ve Mapped It Out For You

Shuttle Services Alberta
  • Hela Ventures
  • Phone: (403) 845-4325
  • Email:
  • Rocky Mountain Paddling Centre
  • Shuttle service, instruction courses
  • Phone: (403) 202-8490
  • Email:
Bow River
  • Bow River Shuttles
  • From Calgary to Carseland on the Bow River
  • Phone: (403) 278-9165
  • Toll-Free: 1-866-278-9165
  • Cell: (403) 807-6510
Red Deer River
Milk River
  • Milk River Raft Tours
  • Offers canoe rentals, river tours, shuttle service and vehicle storage
  • Phone: (403) 647-3586
  • Karen’s Canoe Service
  • Parking and vehicle shuttle service
  • Phone: (403) 758-6683
Athabasca River
  • Timberwolf Tours
  • Offers canoe and equipment rentals, guided tours and trips, shuttle service
North Saskatchewan River
  • Edmonton Canoe
  • Offers canoe and equipment rentals, guided tours from 3 hours to weekend long trips, shuttle service, shuttle service from Edmonton/Devon/Genessee

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