Bow Valley Kayak Club

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Valid to December 31, 2023

Individual Membership: $45

Family Membership: $70

Online Registration is now available!  

You will be redirected to the Alberta Whitewater Association for membership and waiver information.

Please note that access to BVKC Equipment will be granted 2 weeks after the date of your membership commencing (with the exception of courses and programming participants)

We have reworked our membership to offer you more, and to make it easier to get you on the river.

2023 membership now includes:

  • Free pool sessions in the 2023/2024 winter season!
  • AWA Membership (Saves $1 per event – Kanfest, 3 Rivers, AB cup races, Provincials etc)
  • Youth (11-17) can participate in Alberta Summer Games trials
  • On-river courses / workshops / trips (Playboating, slalom, river running). 
  • Members can participate in club programs.
  • River safety courses (First aid, Swift water rescue etc)
  • 10% Aquabatics (Calgary) discounts

In addition, your membership support provides these benefits to paddling in the province:

  • Development of whitewater facilities such as Canoe Meadows, the lower Kananaskis River, the Harvey Passage WW park in Calgary, Boulder Run and other community based paddling centres.
  • Protection of rivers and access points such as upper Red Deer River, Ghost Dam road, upper St Mary’s River, Slave River and a voice against changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act
  • Hosting of paddling events and festivals such as Sundre Paddlefest, Provincial WW Championships, 3 Rivers WW Rendezvous, Alberta Cup slalom races, Alberta Freestyle competitions, 
  • Protection of your rights to paddle without undue government interference or regulation such as the Transport Canada’s boat registration, City of Calgary water closures, or other actions.
  • Alberta representation at CanoeKayak Canada Whitewater meetings and the ICF and development of new national programs
  • NCCP training for leaders, instructors, coaches,
  • Passport for Paddlesport paddler development model
  • Long Term Athlete Development program
  • Training for ICF officials in slalom, canoe polo and freestyle
  • Training for paddlers in swiftwater rescue
  • creating realistic employment opportunities for professional coaches and guides.