Instructional Clinics

As part of Paddlefest we partner with paddling instructors to offer skill-building clinics to gain confidence and expand your paddling abilities! We offer clinics for all skill levels and ages, including beginner sessions for those who don’t have much paddling experience. Whether you prefer to kayak, canoe, or SUP, these clinics are sure to take your Paddlefest experience to the next level.

Unless otherwise noted, these clinics can be added directly to your Paddlefest registration when you sign up or by logging in to your account.

Important Notes

  • All paid Paddlefest clinics are payable in cash at registration.
  • Pre-Paddlefest clinics are to be paid on the first day of the clinic via cash, e-transfer (to, or cheque (payable to ‘Fort Smith Paddling Club’). If paid by e-transfer, please be prepared to show us the e-transfer confirmation.
  • You must pre-sign up for free clinics during online registration or during check-in at Parks Canada.
  • If a clinic is full, you’ll be notified and added to a waiting list. Depending on demand and instructor availability, additional spots may be added.
  • We may have to cancel clinics depending on participant interest or instructor availability.
  • Many clinics are scheduled at the same time. Make sure you don’t double book yourself.
  • Equipment isn’t necessarily provided for each clinic. Please read the descriptions carefully.

Last updated July 21, 2019.

Kid/Teen/Youth Clinics

Kayak Clinics

Paddleboarding Clinics

Canoe Clinics

Led River Excursions