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Aquabatics Calgary & Edmonton and its passionate, expert instructors offer Canada’s most comprehensive kayak and SUP lessons.
From beginners to accomplished paddlers wanting to improve technique or visit different locales, our year-round programming covers it all. We strive to offer a high-quality, personalized experience with a focus on safety, skill development and fun. Our philosophy is that there is a style of paddlesporting that everyone can enjoy. It’s our job to facilitate that experience.

Learn: These programs introduce new skills and concepts for paddlers of all levels.

Apply: Aquabatics instructors help you apply and refine skills introduced in the 'learn' programs.

Master: Get skills on lock down, ready for use in all situations for all paddlesports types.

Intro to Adventure Rec KayakingAn intro course for those looking to get into the adventure side of recreational kayaking.
Introduction To The Kayak RollThe first step to learning basic kayak rolling technique.
Quick StartA great introduction to recreational kayaking on flatwater.
Quick Start PLUSA two evening progression including the lake and the beautiful Bow River
SUP Start Up - Thursday NightA great introduction to SUP in Calgary. Rated E for Everyone!
Introduction to River KayakingAn introductory weekend to the fun ad exciting world of river kayaking
Beyond the IntroA reinforcement skills day to take after the Intro to River Kayaking Weekend.
Discover Kayak TouringA great weekend of learning and paddling in touring kayaks
Basic Kayak Safety and SkillsStay paddle safe. Learn deep water self rescues for kayak touring.
Teen River Kayaking 5 Day5 day teen whitewater kayaking camp
Adult Slalom SessionsEvening series of courses centered around slalom technique.
Kids Kayak Series (ages 6 - 9)A 3 evening program to give 6 - 9 year olds a taste of the fun of paddling.
Zero To HeroA multiple course whitewater progression from no experience to Class III.
Youth River Kayaking 5 DayA 5 day kayak camp style program for 10 - 13 year olds
Aquabatics Kayak Club - Micro Groms - New PaddlersSummer long kayak program for 5 - 9 year olds
Aquabatics Kayak Club - TeensSummer long kayak program for 12 - 18 year olds
Aquabatics Kayak Club - Micro Groms - Returning FamiliesSummer long kayak program for 5 - 9 year olds
Micro Grom Winter ProgramYouth pool based kayak instruction over winter
Youth River Kayaking 2 DayA 2 day kayak camp style program for 10 - 13 year olds
Rocky Mountain House Kayak TouringA great day of learning and paddling in touring kayaks
River SUP With RetaFantastic four evening River SUP progression with Reta SUPs
Drop In Pool WinterDrop in self directed pool sessions, gear included if required.
Mastering The Kayak RollPersonalized instruction to start dialing in your kayak roll, or to learn a new type.
Winter Stroke/Skills Improvement A great way to improve flatwater paddling skills in preparation for the spring.
Wednesday Evening Kayak RentalsNo transport? No kayak? No problem! We bring the kayaks to the Glenmore Reservoir for you.
River Safety and RescueWhitewater Kayaking Safety and Rescue Program. Certified through CKC/AWA
Beyond the Next StepA Class III focused full day river running skills program.
River Kayaking - The Next StepRiver kayaking skills weekend progressing from Class II to III.
River SUPAn evening introduction to SUP on the Bow River in Calgary
National Park Explorer Day TripAn informal day of kayak instruction and cruising in beautiful Banff National Park.
Beyond the Quick Start PlusA full day of recreational river paddling with instruction and fun rapids.
Recreational River Kayak SafetySafety course for recreational kayak river paddlers.
Sirens Slalom & Social Series - Women's Only NightsAn intermediate womens only slalom for river runners session
Spring Ghost Tune UpDust of the winter cobwebs on this skills focused 1 day program
Freestyle Fridays Evening skills sessions working on specific river running, freestyle and creeking progressions.
Intermediate Spring Tune UpDust of the winter cobwebs on this skills focused 1 day program.
Dagger New Wave Teen Creeking ProgressionThe New Wave program is a collaborative whitewater education program for teens, hosted by Aquabatics Calgary and powered by Dagger Kayaks.  The goal of the program is to take teen paddlers with strong technical skills and start to instill a ‘mature eye’ when it comes to pushing their whitewater paddling.
Beginner Guided Evening Guided evening trip on the beautiful Bow River
River Safety Refresher/Scenario Day1 day river safety refresher sessions with specific rescue scenarios in mind.
All About the Base ProgressionA technical skills progression for whitewater paddlers looking to break the Class III/IV barrier
Super Grom Winter ProgramYouth (9 - 13 y/o) pool based kayak instruction over winter. Previous paddling experience required.
Aquabatics Kayak Club Super Groms MondaysSummer long kayak program for 9 to 11 year olds, and those that are moving up from the Micro Grom Program
Kenya - 10 year Anniversary tripAquabatics 10 year anniversary Kenya kayak and game drive trip
Teen Winter ProgramTeen pool based kayak instruction over winter
Aquabatics Kayak Club Super Groms TuesdaysSummer long kayak program for 9 to 11 year olds, and those that are moving up from the Micro Grom Program
Evening Rental Whitewater Bowness ParkNo transport? No kayak? No problem! We bring the kayaks to Bowness Park for you!
AWA/CKC Leader 2 Instructor 2Training program for the CKC Leader 2 / Instructor 2 Certification
Introduction To Creek BoatingA unique weekend program introducing concepts and skills specific to creek boating.
Intermediate Skill DevelopmentTechnical river running skill development in Class III/IV
Rolling In The RiverRolling in the pool? If YES, this course is to help dial it in on the river.
Big Water Clinic - Kicking HorseBig water fun and instruction on the world famous Kicking Horse River.
Kootenay River Raft Supported Kayak TripRaft supported kayak trip for 4 days on the Kootenay River
5 Day Whitewater Kayaking Course5 day skills focused beginner to intermediate kayak trip in the Canadian Rockies.
Costa Rica Fall Kayak TripA focused Kayak Instructional trip to Costa Rica for Class III to IV paddlers.
Kootenay River Self Supported Kayak TripSelf supported kayak trip for 3 days on the Kootenay River