Undercurrents Lessons & Programs

Take a paddling course with Undercurrents.

The Paddling School!

A canoe, kayak or paddleboard will take you to places you cannot visit by foot, car or motorboat, while it provides a wonderful day or evening paddle, away from the rush of city life. These vessels help you discover wonders on far-flung trips and on your own local waterway. They are the perfect way to spend memorable times with friends and family.

The Undercurrents team of instructors shares that philosophy. Our enthusiastic professional instructors specialize in teaching you the skills you need in a fun, comfortable and safe environment.

Paddle Canada LogoUndercurrents instructors are certified by Paddle Canada, the national instructional body for paddlesports. They are the best!

Our low ratio of participants to instructor ensures a quality program! You get individual attention during every course!

Our canoes kayaks, paddleboards and gear are all current models and kept in good shape! We only use modern equipment!

Bottom line: You will learn easily during our safe and supportive courses because of our great instructors, our great ratios and our great equipment! And, you will have fun!

To learn more about a specific lesson, please choose a link from the list on the right of this page.

Custom Programs:

We would be delighted to provide a custom program for a single paddler or the whole group! Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put together exactly the program you need!

Meet our instructors!

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Reservations and Refunds

Full payment is due at the time of registration to secure your spot in a lesson.

On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice.

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee. There is no refund if you cancel within 7 days of the course.

See our Policies page for more details.


Store Info

6531 Bowness Road NW
Calgary, AB T3B 0E8

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(403) 262-4327

Store Hours:
Tue - Sat: 10:00 - 5:00
Sun & Mon: Closed
Holidays: Closed

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