Undercurrents Lessons & Programs

Take a paddling course with Undercurrents.

The Undercurrents team of professional instructors exists for the sole purpose of sharing the necessary skills so that you can safely enjoy a lifetime of paddling! 

Paddle Canada LogoUndercurrents instructors are certified by Paddle Canada, the national instructional body for paddlesports. They are the best! And our low ratio of participants to instructor ensures a quality program where you get individual attention!

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!

Our lesson locations:

Our high quality lessons take place in great locations scattered between Calgary and the mountains, dependant upon the course. Undercurrents is honoured to work with the following outstanding communities, at whose locations we offer our lessons.

For maps of our instruction locations, click here.

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!

  Tony Palmer Chris Mark Neil Donna2small David Johnston Rob Davsis Jenn2small  Graham2small   PaulJsmall   

Our waiver

As is standard in the industry, all lesson participants are required to read and agree to our waiver by signing and initially it. To view our waiver now, click here.

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 make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program, or issue a full refund; it is your choice.

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to the course commencement (14 days for multi-day courses), you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee. There is no refund if you cancel within 7 days of the course (14 days for multi-day courses).

See our Policies page for more details.


Organizations We Support

Paddle Canada LogoCanadian Canoe Museum LogoLeave No Trace Canada Logo 

Paddle Alberta LogoAlberta Slalom Canoe Kayak logoAlberta Whitewater Association logo

Bow Waters Canoe Club logoPaddle Junkies logoWaterwerks logo