Why choose us?
We've been experts in paddlesports instruction for over 14 years. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned paddler, our year-round programs prioritize safety, skill development, and fun. Our mission is to make paddlesporting enjoyable for everyone.
Thank you for an awesome experience. Your Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Course for my wife and I was a memorable one and definitely has me hooked and the wife still willing to come along.Intro to Whitewater Kayaking
Over the course of a five day intermediate level whitewater kayaking extravaganza with Simon from AQ, my skills and confidence improved more than in my past five years of paddling.
Simon expertly kept the group in a golden area of learning by adapting on the fly to keep everyone just on the edge of our comfort levels, all while providing helpful tweaks and techniques at digestable speed to promote profound and lasting benefits as a paddler.Custom Intermediate Whitewater Course
Friday was amazing. Thanks, I am much more confident after your instruction. I have booked two courses after Friday night's lessons. You were great, patient, and understanding. I even think SUP is in my future.Intro to Rolling on The River
The “All About The Base” more than fulfilled my expectations and I can see why people would take it a second and third time. I was introduced to concepts that I had never really appreciated with respect to paddling and they have provided me with more boat control than I have ever had previously. I can’t say enough about the content of the course.All About The Base Progression
AQ Outdoors Calgary is an Approved Program Activity for Scouts Canada. We brought our entire group - 27 youth and adults - for indoor kayak training at the Repsol pool. It was a fun, well-run evening.
If you're looking for paddle training for your group, you can't go wrong by using Aquabatics. Being an approved program activity makes the paperwork a little easier. It was a very good use of our fundraising dollars, and can heartily recommend.Indoor Pool Sessions
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Whether you're a business, part of a private group, or just doing your own thing, we've got you covered. We can mix and match sessions to fit your vibe, whether you're keeping it local, going overseas, or landing somewhere in between. We'll make it your kind of program – because why settle for anything less?
We run programs for businesses, private groups and individuals and can structure the sessions to suit your needs. These programs can be local, overseas and anywhere in between.
Regular Course Cancellation Policy:
Aquabatics Calgary reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location of the course if the weather conditions, water levels or any other unforeseen circumstances occur that prevent us from running a safe course that provides students with the greatest amount of learning opportunities. In this case, we will reschedule or refund free of charge.
If you need to cancel:
- Up to 48 hours before a course a $10 cancellation fee will be applied or you can reschedule free of charge.
- Within 48 hours of the course no refunds will be given and $10 administration fee will be applied to reschedule for a different date.
Multi-day and Custom Course Cancellation Course Policy:
Aquabatics Calgary reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or change the location of the course if the weather conditions, water levels, or any other unforeseen circumstances occur that prevent us from running a safe course that provides students with the greatest amount of learning opportunities. In this case, we will reschedule or refund free of charge.
If you need to cancel:
- Up to 40 days prior to a course a full refund minus a 10% administration fee OR free date change (same calendar year)
- 39 - 15 days prior to the course a 50% refund is available, or a date change can be processed for a session in the same season for a 30% administration fee (subject to availability)
- 14 - 0 days prior to the course NO REFUND or date changes available.
Experience levels are slightly different depending on if you're paddling flatwater or whitewater.
Beginner: You're just starting out kayaking and want to learn the basics.
Intermediate: You're comfortable and self-sufficient, know basic safety skills, and are looking for a bit more challenge whether it's sea kayaking or doing an overnighter.
Beginner: You're just starting out kayaking on the river and want to learn the basics.
Intermediate: You have knowledge of how to do a basic eddy turn and ferry in class II moving water. You are able to wet exit and are looking to move into class III and learn more technical whitewater skills.
Advanced: You are comfortable on class III, have a reliable roll in whitewater, have maybe done some class IV, and are looking to move into more challenging class IV/V water and multi-day trips.
Yes, gear is included with almost all our courses (Unless stated otherwise). If you need gear and did not indicate that in your registration, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
While there is no obligation to enter into this agreement with us, it is a condition of our service provision to sign the waiver.