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Courses & Tours

Big Water Clinic - Kicking Horse

Skill Level

Step 4 & 5 - Advanced


For early season - Bomb Proof Class III/III+ paddling ability
Spetember Session - Solid Class III paddling skills and roll

Course Price

$314.95 + gst 


All paddling related equipment


2 days


16 + years

Instructor : Student ratio

1 : 4 (max)


Class III/IV River

Start Time - Finish Time

8:30am - 4:30pm


Meet at the Alpine Rafting Campground on Beaverfoot Rd (map included in course email).  
Paddling on various sections of the Kicking Horse River.


The Kicking Horse River Clinics are an advanced kayak program for those looking to improve their big water paddling abilities.


The aim of this program is to introduce paddlers to the nuances and differences of big water paddling vs smaller rivers.  In this course the instructors will put participants through their paces on bigger pushier features with a strong focus on technical skill development and safety in this style of whitewater.  We talk a lot about power vs finesse, scouting on the fly, line selection, rescues, and much more in this exciting and dynamic program.


After completing this course participants can expect to have had a safe and well directed introduction to running larger volume whitewater, also to have practised and understood a wide range of skills used in running big water.  

NOTES:  The late season dates for this program are run at lower water levels and are therefore appropriate for those with confident Class III paddling skills and a bomb proof roll in that class of whitewater.  This is an 'away from Calgary' course.  We meet at a campground east of Golden on the Friday evening and stay there for 2 nights.  The camping is basic with no running water and basic outhouse facilities.  Golden is approximately a 25 minute drive away so we recommend people bring food, water etc for the full weekend.

Session Dates

June 28-30, 20198 spots leftRegister Now
August 30-September 1, 20198 spots leftRegister Now