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Flat To Flow Paddle Board Skills & River Tour

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - August 23 @ 4:00 pm

Aug 19th-23rd

Rocky Mountain House, North Saskatchewan River

Course Description

Paddle in the Untamed Wilderness of the David Thompson Corridor

Flatwater Skills + River Skills = River Tour


Are you wanting to “up your paddle board game?” Would you like to paddle rivers and feel confident in your skills? Join us for this 4 day progressive course with Sam Lebarge Comeau from Downriver Adventures. We will guide participants from flatwater to moving with the flow on Class I/II Rivers and put it all together with an overnight adventure surrounded by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. 

During our course, we will group camp at Crimson Lake Group Campsite. 

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This course will grow participants’ flatwater SUP skills and progress to paddling comfortably in a river current, reading rivers and even tackle overnight trips. We will focus on skill building and the important safety fundamentals of river paddling. Participants will learn about eddies and how to use them to stop and slow down, river hazards and how to avoid them, and required gear, packing, preparation and logistics.


After completing this course, participants can expect to feel comfortable and confident taking personal (unguided) SUP trips on Class I/II Rivers. They will also have developed an understanding of the potential hazards, along with a variety of new skills and experience that can apply to the moving water environment and any outdoor adventure. 


$930 per person + taxes


Aug 19th-23rd

Rocky Mountain House, AB


Aug 19th arrive at Crimson Lake Camp

Aug 20th – 8am – 12pm Flatwater Advanced Skills at Crimson Lake 

Aug 21st 9am carpool to the North Sask Canoe put in by RMH Campsite

Aug 22nd 8am travel to put in at Aylmer Recreation Area, and paddle for the day with overnight camp along the river. 

Aug 23rd Day 2 paddle to take out point near Rocky Mountain House



Anyone who has taken a Basic Flatwater SUP Skills Course or has equivalent SUP experience

*we have BFS workshops planned throughout the summer in various locations


  • 2 days skills workshops
  • 2 days river tour
  • Group Camping Fees at Crimson Lake Aug 19th-22nd
  • All paddling gear required Board, Leash, Helmet, PDF, Paddle.
  • Meals on the River Tour: Lunch x2, breakfast and dinner
  • Instruction and guiding from the Downriver Adventure team.
  • Shuttles


– Personal Snacks

– Meals on instructional days 

– Personal mug, bowl or cutlery. 

– Tent, sleeping bag, mat (rental options available)

– Drybags (rental or purchase options available)

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4 days


18+  years 

Instructors: Samuel Laberge Comeau

Samuel is deeply passionate about the outdoors and particularly drawn to water-related activities. With extensive experience in water safety and enjoyment, he has a diverse background ranging from being a swim instructor and water polo coach to participating in ocean rescue missions and guiding rafts worldwide. For the past four years, Samuel has been avidly paddling rivers with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), navigating iconic waterways such as the Fraser, The Illecillewaet, Kananaskis River, Quesnel, and many others.

Aside from his water adventures, Samuel is also an enthusiastic hiker and backpacker. He has tackled challenging trails like the Larapinta in Australia and completed long-distance hikes such as the one from Lake Louise to Banff. Recently, he has been exploring paddling spots near Revelstoke and embarking on overnight paddle trips throughout the year, showcasing his enduring love for outdoor exploration and adventure.

Bodies of Water

  1. Crimson Lake: Advanced Flatwater Skills 
  2. Rapids by Rocky Mountain House : River Skills 
  3. The North Saskatchewan River Tour and Overnight Camp 22/ 23 . 
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Getting to Rocky Mountain House

2 hours, 12 minutes from Calgary

2 hours, 15 min form Edmonton

55 min form Red Deer

5 hours from Grande Prairie



August 19 @ 5:00 pm
August 23 @ 4:00 pm
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