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Introduction to Canoeing

This 6 hour skills course is spread over two evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Come build a solid paddling foundation by learning a variety of entry level paddling skills. You’ll learn strokes and maneuvers, practice rescues and learn about the paddling environment, equipment, and trip planning. At the end of this course you’ll feel much more comfortable in a canoe, and be able to show off some cool strokes and maneuvers.  To reserve a spot Register and pay the 30.00 non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the course fee is due the first day of instruction.

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.

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Jun 05 - 06 2019




Tanana Lakes Non-Motorized Boat Launch
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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"