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

Summer 2018 Courses are posted to the Calendar Page. This year we are offering a canoe camping class in June.

Snow is on the ground in Fairbanks. It’s time to plan next summer’s adventures. This winter we will post information on Alaska river trips to help you.


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

Learn More

Courses Offered

We offer several different classes for all skill sets. See which one is right for you!

Learn More


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

Learn More