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St. Albert
Canoe Kayak Club

Summer camps & year-round paddling programs for kids (8+) and adults near Edmonton

Teamwork, Fitness, and Skills That Last a Lifetime

Valuable Life Skills

Kids learn water safety, paddling technique, teamwork, and focus while enjoying nature and the outdoors … attributes that they will carry throughout their lives.

World-Class Leadership

Our coaches have competed at national and international levels, and are eager to share their expertise, mental focus, and love for the sport of paddling.

Amazing Opportunities

We focus on the development of well-rounded athletes, providing them with opportunities to train and compete locally and internationally — and grow into tomorrow’s leaders.

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Our Programs

Find the program that suits you best!

Canoes and kayaks on the water at Cardiff pond

Kids (ages 8-12) learn water safety essentials while developing flatwater canoe and kayak skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Paddlers in the youth competitive sprint canoe program

Experienced paddlers develop their technique and prepare for regional, provincial and national competitions.

Preparing boats for summer camp near Edmonton

Introducing athletes with intellectual and/or physical disabilities to the sport of paddling.

A pontoon kayak, one of the many paddle craft you can learn

For adults looking to stay active while learning a new, low impact sport and developing paddling skills.

Campers jumping in the giant canoe.

School field trips, Girl Guides, Scouts, youth groups, corporate events, and more!

Winter off-season training with indoor paddling equipment

Paddlers stay fit throughout the off-season with activities like pool paddling, crossfit, and paddle machines.

A paddler enjoying private kayak lessons on a calm lake

Learn to canoe or kayak at your own pace with one of our certified instructors.

Woman with Paddle enjoying private kayak lessons near Edmonton

Join us for drop-in recreational canoe, kayak, SUP on Cardiff Pond!

Two paddlers having fun at a summer kayak camp near Edmonton

ABOUT US

Founded in 1986, we are a non-profit organization providing:

  • A fun, safe introduction to paddle sports (boats, paddles & lifejackets included — no extra costs) 

  • 1-week summer camps to year-round activities 

  • Support, leadership and world-class coaching for recreation or competition 

  • Quick access from St. Albert, Edmonton, and Sturgeon County

  • Many canoe and kayak types to explore & enjoy 

  • Programs for kids 8+ and adults 18+

Safe and Inclusive

We are devoted to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for everyone. Lifejackets are provided and required at all times on the water. A safety boat is on duty during club training activities, with supervision by experienced coaches. As a Safe Sport member club, our team members have the knowledge and skills to sustain an inclusive, rewarding and enriching club through a 4-step process of screening and background checking. 

Our coaches and team managers are certified for making ethical decisions and undergo the highest levels of ongoing safety training, screening and verification. Putting safety and inclusiveness first is what keeps lifelong enjoyment of sport and personal achievement as the core outcomes we’re known for!

Kids at a summer camp enjoying outdoor activities near a tree
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