Welcome to Alaska Canoe School

What is Alaska Canoe School?

Our goal is to teach you basic to advanced canoeing skills so you can plan, and safely enjoy, your own canoe trips on flat water or gently moving rivers. Our canoe courses offer something for paddlers of all levels.
Fairbanks has great places to paddle right on our doorstep, from the Chena River flowing right through town, to Tanana Lakes and Chena Lakes. Opportunities abound for those with more skill who want to venture farther afield.

Owners, Tracie & Don Pendergrast

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Summer 2020 Courses are posted to the Schedule Page. We have some new offerings: Moving Water Rescue, Stroke and Maneuver Tune up, and a Youth Day Camp in July. Don’t see a course that suits your needs? Contact us to arrange a private lesson.


See when the next canoe class is coming up, and schedule a time that works for you!

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Courses Offered

We offer a variety of canoeing instruction for all skill sets. See which one is right for you!

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If you’ve already had a look at all courses offered, then head on over to registration!

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