Educational Resources

Paddling Related Reference Books

Compiled by Priscilla Haskin & Karla Handy

Book Author
Path of the Paddle Bill Mason
Song of the Paddle Bill Mason
Canoeing Wild Rivers Cliff Jacobson
The Basic Essentials of Canoeing Cliff Jacobson
The Basic Essentials of Map & Compass Cliff Jacobson
The Basic Essentials of Solo Canoeing Cliff Jacobson
Knots for Paddlers Charlie Walbridge
Kayak and Canoe Games Laurie Gullion
Canoeing Safety & Rescue Doug McKown
Secrets of Warmth Hal Weiss
Canoeing The American National Red Cross
Canoeing & Kayaking The American National Red Cross
Medicine for Mountaineering James A. Wilkerson, M.D.
Wilderness First Aid National Safety Council
Wilderness First Aid Tom Schimelpfing and Linda Lindsey
Leave No Trace Annette McGivney
NOLS Wilderness Guide Mark Harvey
Clouds & Weather Peterson First Guides
The Whole Paddler’s Catalog Zip Kellogg
CRCA Canoeing Program Manual CRCA
CRCA Canoeing Instructor Resource Manual CRCA
Whitewater Rescue Manual – New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Rafte Charles Walbridge & Wayne A. Sundmacher Sr.
Canoeing and Kayaking for People with Disabilities Janet A. Zeller, ACA
Videos/DVD
Path of the Paddle Bill Mason
Soft Paths The National Outdoor Leadership School
Man of the Wilderness Canadian Geographic
This is Canoeing Justine Curgenven
Staying Safe in Bear Country:A Behavioral-Based Approach to Reducing Risk “magiclantern”
This is Canoeing, 12 Adventure Films Jusinte Curgenven
Cold Water Boot Camp Play 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
780-982-4089
watrecon@shaw.ca

Paddlesport Rentals — Sales—New & Used

CHECK THE FOLLOWING FOR SALES, RENTALS, ANNUAL USED BOAT SALES:
Edmonton:
Peace River:
Calgary:
Lethbridge:
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: madsenl@telusplanet.net
  • Rocky Mountain Paddling Centre
  • Shuttle service, instruction courses
  • Phone: (403) 202-8490
  • Email: info@rockymountainpaddling.com
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
  • Red Deer River Adventures
  • Shuttle services and Canoe/Kaayk trips between Content Bridge & Emerson Bridge
  • Boat rentals
  • Phone: (403) 821-0229
  • Rocky Moutain Paddling Centre
  • Shuttle services, instruction courses
  • Phone: (403) 202-8490
  • Email info@rockymountainpaddling.com
  • Hela Ventures
  • Phone: (403) 845-4325
  • Email: madsenl@telusplanet.net
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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