Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pool kayaking sessions are on in Lethbridge at the UofL Thursdays from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The club boats are there for anyone to use. Last week there was about 9 people present.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Waterton Creeks

With this recent rain it looks like the Waterton creeks may be runable. Blackiston is low but probably doable (at least today and tomorrow). Cameron is low and probably doable as well. I would suggest putting in at something nasty to avoid the low water grinds above. Boundary should also be able to be run.

cgoble72 at gmail

Monday, July 20, 2009

Trips July 20-30, 2009

Post your trips for the next week and a bit...

Monday, July 06, 2009

Trips July 7 - July 19

Post your trips... your hopeful trips... your dream trips ... Just let us know who wants to get out on the river and lets make plans!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trips June 29th - July 5th

Gear Rentals

Its taken a while and I'm sorry for that. I have all the ORCKA gear if anyone is wanting to get out paddling and nothing to paddle. I'm going to try and do rental pick-up/drop-off on Monday and Thursday from 6-8pm. You'll need to call first, as I won't be there if I'm not expecting anyone.
You can call me at 403-894-0740 or email

Monday, June 22, 2009

Trips June 22 - June 28

had a beautiful weekend of paddling and heard of some great paddles that people went on during the week! so hopefully this week will also be a wonderful week, so lets get some plans made!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trips June 15 - June 21

Flows have been unusual this year, but if anyone is going out on the river let us know... Have fun on the rivers!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Gear for Sale

In a year of building a house and taking on some other projects, having two kayaks seems a little redundant. I am selling my green Jackson Fun ($800 obo), a bent shaft Lendal paddle that has never been used/only assembled ($250 obo), and other miscellaneous gear... I'll list the other misc. stuff in the comments when I figure out what needs to go. Please feel free to use this post as a GEAR SWAP for stuff that you would like to sell/trade as well. Call me at 403-448-0311. Cheers.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Trips June 8 - June 14

Water levels are great so lets get some trips and let us know of some trips if you want more company!!! See you all on the river.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Creeking Course

Endless Adventure's Kayak Academy presents:
Playboating and Creeking Clinic June 13&14

Playboating Saturday, Creek Boating Sunday

One day $140
Two Days $270

Call the shop for more info or to sign up!
Endless Adventure

Another creeking course was offered by aquabatics a little while ago

Monday, June 01, 2009

Trips May 28 - June 7

Post them here. Also, don't forget High Level's boater call list.

Everything should be up and ready to go. Watch for some wood on the constriction after Fish Ladder on Cameron Creek. The usual local who cuts those things out in the spring wasn't there this year.

Glen C. and some other area boaters are looking for someone to go down Drywood (Spionokop) with. I think I still have his # - although the road access doesn't open until June 15, and the run itself may need another week to be prime.

Alberta Paddle Fest

Below is information regarding the Alberta Paddle Fest; please forward this onto your club membership and anyone interested in attending.

Welcome to the third annual Alberta Paddle Fest July 11-12, 2009!
Registration for APF is now up on the website! Visit

Registration Deadline is July 8th at 12 am (midnight)!

Alberta Paddle Fest serves to promote paddling in Alberta. This event broadly represents the involvement and interests of paddling organizations, clubs, industry representatives and river users within the recreational and competitive paddling communities. APF is about fun activities, social networking and promoting the safety and sustainability of our paddling environment.

Hosted by the Alberta Whitewater Association in conjunction with Paddle Alberta, join us on the Red Deer River, southwest of Sundre, for a weekend of skills development, recreational canoeing and kayaking and a relaxed social event.

- Clinics and river runs for beginners to advanced paddlers
- No boat? No problem! Demo boats available from Aquabatics, Undercurrents, MEC, the U of C Outdoor Centre and Canada West Paddle Sports
- All ages and all abilities welcome
- Paddle sport demo clinics, hiking, rafting and trail riding offered by nearby outfitters for non paddlers

Paddlers and those who enjoy the river culture are invited to come out to the Red Deer River to celebrate whitewater paddling in Alberta!

To register and see updates surf over to! For news and updates please click on “APF Updates”. Please be sure to read the APF Information page prior to APF Registration. Valuable information on instructional clinics, levels and overall event programming can be found there. For information on what to expect at APF please visit our APF Programs page and of course, please browse the rest of this site! Have fun!
Contact Saskia van Mourik at for more information.

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Saskia van Mourik
Technical Director
Alberta Whitewater Association
skype address: saskia.van.mourik

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

186ft Waterfall Drop

Thought I would post a link to this... kinda sick.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trips May 20 - May 27

Post em here if you are taking advantage of the good water this weekend. Most everything should be good to go. Just watch out for too high water if you venture south.

10km that look just like this - "Big Creek"

Typical Rapids on "Big Creek" - Nice class III that just doesn't let up

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


rivers are still low, but we want to know who's going out, cause i'm itching to go and I am pretty sure a lot more of you are just itching to go too!!!! so leave your comments of any adventures happening this next few weeks!

What To Do When Your Home Rivers Are Still Frozen!!! -- By David Stephan

On a recent trip to Barbados, I attempted to do some surfing. After days of frustration and little success I decided to try what I know. KAYAKING. Unfortunately there is only one place on the island that I know of that you can get hooked up with a Kayak. As well it was my last day there and by the time I got the Kayak, I only had about a half hour to play.

The waves were big and it was definitely different from kayaking on a river. When you got flipped, you would get caught in the churn and it would beat you up, try to steal your paddle, and not want to let you go. Way more powerful than any rapid I have ever encountered on a river.

If you ever have a chance to go surfing in the ocean with a Kayak, I highly recommend it. Just be prepped for a bit of a beating.
Story and Adventure by:
David Stephan

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rapid Magazine

If you pick up the latest copy of Rapid magazine, see if you can spot one of our local rapids in it. Any guesses?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Boats

New Boats

I saw this one and thought of Wilco. Maybe if he gets one of these we might see him on the river a ton this year!


A descendent of the legendary InaZone, the Z.One has newly developed features that have been modernized for today`s paddling styles.
The paddler gets a substantially greater control over the movement of the kayak on the water, improved balance and a lifted knee position for more efficient paddling strokes.

Aspiring kayakers will benefit from the Z.Ones stability and manoeuvrability whilst surfing a wave or on any river features you want to play or run, whilst those returning from a few years off will find a kayak that feels familiar enough for them to engage with and get back into the sport.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Why not...?

Well no posts in a while so here is a quick one...

Anyone get any cool paddling gear for Christmas? I got carpet and lino, not much for paddling, except it might amount to more available paddling time this spring. How about you Nathan?