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

News and Info

Paddle Posts: learn about some paddle trips you can plan for yourself.

This year we are offering a rescue practice course in June.  We are also available for individual and small group lessons.  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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