This program is an introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary to paddle rivers like the Upper Red Deer and Wildhay safely and efficiently.
Course participants must be able to control a canoe from both bow and stern with the basic canoeing strokes and have proficiency on CLASS 1 rivers.
This will be a weekend course where we will camp alongside the river at either Cartier Creek or another site farther upstream. Plan to arrive Friday evening as we would like to start as early in the morning as possible.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own paddling gear (canoes, paddles, PFDs/lifejackets, dry-suits or wet suits, float-bags are highly recommended, throw-bags, etc.). The club can provide equipment if necessary.