Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

The Kananaskis Whitewater Festival promises a rollicking good time. The festival attracts pros, intermediates and beginners, male and female and all ages.

Festival Dates
Festival Type
Kananaskis Country
Alberta Rockies

Paddle until your heart's content at this two-day all-things-whitewater festival. Register for advanced, intermediate or beginner kayak events. Or, take a stand-up paddle boarding lesson among other activities.


Here's a sampling of some of the weekend's activities, divided into events for juniors, beginners, intermediates, advanced, men, women, and stand-up paddle boarding.

  • Events include the ball race, downriver race, boater cross, Freestyle Rodeo, Surf Off and Survivor Kananaskis.
  • Kayak clinics for beginners to advanced playboaters
  • Stand-up paddle boarding clinics for beginners (on the lake) and some aimed at whitewater kayakers who want to try a board in the river
  • Demo boats will be on hand from local paddling shops.
  • Chances to win prizes 
  • Pick up a deal on some gear at the auction hosted by auctioneer/comedian Colin Bennett. (Proceeds go toward putting on the festival/improving the river)
  • Check out the official site for all of the details

Early bird registrations can save up to $25. Registration in any events includes camping at Canoe Meadows.