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Essentials of River Canoeing

Build on the skills and knowledge learned in previous courses and learn more advanced strokes and maneuvers to safely enjoy paddling on gently flowing rivers. Learn to recognize and avoid common river hazards, how to utilize the current to help you move the canoe where you want it to be, and how to respond to emergencies on moving water. Register and pay the $30.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.  The remainder of the course fee is due the first day of class.

Class size 10.

Ask about our discount for members of the Fairbanks Paddlers Club.

Venues are subject to change based on conditions at the time of class.

The event is finished.


Jun 08 2019


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Chena River in Fairbanks
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Tracie and Don Pendergrast
Alaska Canoe School
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-479-2964 (h)
907-750-4902 (cT)
907-371-4868 (cD)
Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.Henry David Thoreau
Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Muskrat, "Wind in the Willows"
There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe.Bill Mason
There are many ways to salvation, and one of them is to follow a river. David Brower, Foreword to "Oregon Rivers"
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.Loren Eiseley, "Four Quartets"