Welcome to Alaska Canoe School

What is Alaska Canoe School?

Our goal is to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to plan and safely enjoy your own canoe trips on flat water or gently moving rivers. 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

 Paddle Posts

  • Sign up for the John River Field Photography Course, July 25 to Aug 2. Travel through Gates of the Arctic National Park with Don and Tracie while learning about Field Photography from Richard Murphy. More info here.
  • Tanana Lakes Lake and Field Festival, June 10, 2017. Sign up for free canoe, kayak and SUP lessons. More info here.


Take a look at when the next class is coming up, and schedule a time that works for you!

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Courses Offered

We offer several different classes 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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