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Demos & Rentals

Whitewater Kayak Demo Evenings


The Whitewater Demo Night is a 2-hour session where AQ Outdoors Calgary brings our Whitewater Demo Fleet to Harvie Passage and the Kananaskis for people to try out new boats. No instruction is provided, so participants must feel comfortable running the right side of Harvie Passage or the Kananaskis River. The aim of this program is to make demo-ing new boats hassle-free and to get people out enjoying our local waterways. All proceeds go to the Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA). Customers wishing to demo boats and/or gear must sign a waiver.

Pricing:

$10 per session

How to Book:

Learn more & book online here, visit us in-store, or contact our Calgary store at 403-288-9283 or toll-free at 1-877-440-9283 to secure your place on one of our Weekday Evening Demo sessions.

Recreational Kayak Demo Evenings


The Wednesday Recreational Kayak Demo Evenings are a 2.5-hour session where AQ Outdoors Calgary brings boats to the Glenmore Reservoir for a paddle. This program aims to make demoing new boats hassle-free, helping people enjoy the Glenmore Reservoir mid-week. It also provides a great opportunity to try multiple boats if you're considering a purchase. Customers wishing to rent boats and/or gear must sign a waiver ahead of time.

Pricing:

$44.99 + GST per session

How to book:

Learn more & book your spot online here, visit us in-store, or contact our Calgary store at 403-288-9283 or toll-free at 1-877-440-9283 to secure your place on one of our Weekday Evening Demo sessions.

Please note that we do not offer long-term rentals at this time.

Whitewater Kayak, SUP & Paddle | Up-to-48-Hour Demos


The purpose of our demo program is to allow customers to test out a whitewater kayak and/or SUP before purchasing. Demos are available when not in use for AQ Outdoors courses. If you are interested in trying more than one boat, you could also attend our weekday whitewater demo evenings.

Only the boat, SUP, or paddle are included; no other gear is provided. At this time, we do not offer SUP paddle rentals. Demos must be returned within 48 hours of taking them out. Customers wishing to demo boats and/or gear must sign a waiver.

Pricing:

$40.00 + GST per kayak or SUP

$20.00 + GST per day per paddle

A pre-authorization hold will be taken for all demos ($1000 for boats/SUPs, $500 for paddles).

How to Book:

Visit us in-store, or contact our Calgary store at 403-288-9283 or toll-free at 1-877-440-9283 to secure your place on one of our Weekday Evening Demo sessions.

Please note that we do not offer long-term rentals at this time.

EVENT Sponsorship


Our 18-boat demo fleet will be circulating around British Columbia & Alberta during the summer months for paddling festivals and races. There will be opportunities to try these boats for free as well as speak to an AQ Outdoors representative to answer any questions you may have.

If you are interested in accessing our demo fleet for your event, please contact our program coordinator at courses@aquabaticscalgary.com.