Registration Policies

Updated July 5, 2022. Effective for Paddlefest 2022.
Registration policies and terms for 2023 are still forthcoming.


People wanting to take part in Slave River Paddlefest must register to participate in the activities. Registration is required for participants ages 13+ and optional for kids ages 12 and under. We offer discounted pricing for youth (ages 13-17).

We allow non-registered individuals to participate in certain activities during the Paddlefest weekend such as our dinners, beach party, etc. However, each of these events require a separate admission fee payable on-site.

Registration isn’t necessary to spectate during the event, however we ask that everyone at festival sites follow our rules and be respectful of everyone who is there for Paddlefest.

Registration Types

There are three main levels of registration that give the registrant access to different parts of the event.

  • Paddler Pass
    Includes admission to the entire event, use of paddling gear, Paddlefest meals, admission to Friday speaker event, and admission to Saturday Beach Party. Does not cover instructional clinics except for First-Time Introduction to Kayaking.
  • Land Activities Pass
    Includes admission to all Paddlefest off-the-water activities, Sunday Awards Dinner, snacks on the rocks, admission to Friday speaker event, and admission to Saturday Beach Party. Does not include water activities or use of paddling gear.
  • Flatwater Friday Only
    Includes admission to all Flatwater Friday events, including the family games, family canoe picnic, the canoe races, and admission to the Friday speaker event.

Registration Pricing and Fees

Prices are posted on the registration page of our website and are automatically calculated during the registration process. Payment for registration must be made at the time of registration with a credit card. If you don’t have a credit card, please contact us to make alternate arrangements.

All pricing and fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD). Your card will be charged in CAD.

Early Bird Pricing

Before July 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm MT, registration pricing is discounted.

Family Discount

Families of 3-8 people with at least one youth paddler pass and a minimum of three paying participants can register together and receive a discount. The discount is automatically applied when families register in a single order.

Registrations completed separately cannot be combined after an order is completed. Please contact us if you have questions.

Discount/Voucher Codes

If you have a discount or voucher code for Paddlefest, it must be entered into the online registration form to redeem. Some codes may expire or are single-use and codes cannot be combined for a single participant’s registration. Codes are entered into the box at the bottom of the “Registration Information” section of the form. Discount and/or voucher codes must be entered at the time of registration to be redeemed.

Registration Dates

Registration will open July 6, 2022 and remain open until the morning of the second day of Paddlefest.

Terms and Conditions


Registration is non-transferable. The person whose name is on the registration is the person who can attend Paddlefest.

If you would like to cancel your registration, please contact us. Refunds will be issued according to our refund policy.


All participants are required to sign a waiver on-site before they can be checked in. If you don’t sign the waiver, you will not be permitted to take part in any water-based activities. Please read the waiver before purchasing your registration as we won’t issue refunds on-site if you refuse to sign the waiver.

Participants under the age of 18 will need to sign an Acknowledgement of Risk with their legal guardian instead of the waiver.


Youth/minors are required to have a legal guardian with them during check-in to sign the Acknowledgement of Risk paperwork. A legal guardian is not required to register with the youth/minor to attend, however the youth/minor needs to be responsible for themselves and not require additional supervision from event staff, volunteers, and other participants. Youth/minors should be accompanied by a registered/paying adult or legal guardian if additional supervision or support for the youth/minor is required.


Cancellations and refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. Generally, we will offer a refund if you cancel your registration before the event begins. Processing fees may be applicable to refunds.

If you need to cancel your registration for COVID-19 related reasons, please contact us.

Policy Changes

These policies can change at any time without any form of notice.