Paddling the Elbow River

I love canoeing and thought it would be great to float down the Elbow River on a summer morning. Think again. This is no float.

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Links to related websites

Alberta Recreational Canoe Association

The Alberta Recreational Canoeing Association (ARCA) was formed in 1973 by the paddling clubs of Alberta to address the needs of the recreational paddlers in Alberta.

Alberta Whitewater Association

The AWA is the provincial governing organization for kayak and closed deck canoe paddle sports. This includes K1 and C1/C2 slalom and wildwater racing, freestyle competition, educational and instructor certification, and recreational paddling.

Bow Waters Canoe Club

Bow Waters Canoe Club, established in 1972, is a group of people who enjoy paddling the rivers of Alberta, British Columbia and beyond! In addition to organizing over 100 river tours, they also offer equipment rentals, lessons, youth programs, social events and a newsletter.

Calgary Canoe Club

Calgary Canoe Club provides training and promotes excellence in all canoe and kayak disciplines (such as sprint racing, whitewater and 
marathon), and provides the opportunity to all members of the community to experience lifelong learning skills through paddling.

Elbow River Flow Rate

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Inside Out Experience

Inside Out Experience provides fun, safe and memorable Canadian Rockies outdoor adventures for all ages and skill levels. All of the Inside Out Experiences take place amidst spectacular mountain scenery that is unparalleled in western Canada. Alberta and the Canadian Rockies offer an unforgettable vacation experience in incredible locations such as Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country.

Kananaskis River Flow Rate

TransAlta Utlities regulate the flow of water in the Kananaskis River. Vist their web site to find flow rates.

Paddle Canada

To promote all forms of recreational paddling to Canadians of diverse abilities, culture or age, to advocate for a healthy natural environment, and to develop an appreciation for the canoe and the kayak in our Canadian heritage.

Waterwerks Kayak Club

Waterwerks Kayak Club is a Calgary based whitewater kayak club that supports youth and adults in recreational and competitive kayaking and closed deck canoe activities (C1, C2).   Join us for instructional and drop in POOL programs, river trips, instructional river programs, slalom and freestyle coaching, safety and leadership courses for certification as well as social events.

Join us to meet a welcoming and supportive group interested in enjoying whitewater rivers.