2022 Festival & Events List - Alberta & BC

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Western Canada has no shortage of Whitewater Festivals. Here's your guide to 2022.

Know of more events that we should add? Let us know: admin@albertawhitewater.ca

Events in Calendar Format (click here)

April 16 - EWP Spring Polo Tournament - Edmonton

One day polo tournament at the Kinsmen Sports Centre

May 1 - Penguin Race - Calgary, AB

Kicking off the season for the kids! Slalom races for all boats. Hosted by Waterwerks

May 20-23 - 3 Rivers Rendezvous - Pincher Creek/Crowsnest Pass, AB

The ultimate get-to-know southern Alberta festival! River trips, courses, kayak Jenga and more. Hosted by Pinch 'o Crow Creekers

May 27-May 29 - Harvie Passage Open - Calgary

Boater Cross, Slalom, Freestyle competitions. Come play on the river. Organized by Alberta Slalom & Alberta Playboaters League

May 28 - Maycroft Race - Oldman River 

New whitewater race hosted by High Level Canoe and Kayaks

May 27-May 29 - Bigfork Whitewater Festival - Bigfork, Montana 

June 11/12 - Kananaskis Open - Canoe Meadows Group Camping

Boater Cross, Slalom, Freestyle competitions. Come camp and play on the river. Organized by Alberta Slalom & Alberta Playboaters League

June 25/26 - Brierlies Festival & Competitions - Rocky Mountain House, AB

River trips, Freestyle comp, Slalom race. Organized by Alberta Slalom, Alberta Playboaters League & Rocky Canoe Club

July 1-3 - Sundre PaddleFest - Red Deer River, AB

Trips and clinics on the Red Deer River. Hosted by Bow Valley Kayak Club

July 9/10 - Women's Whitewater Weekend - Brierlies, Rocky Mountain House, AB

Paddlers identifying as women only! River trips & clinics (including freestyle). Hosted by Bow Valley Kayak Club

TBC  - Jordan River Festival - Revelstoke, BC

July 23/24 - Toby Creek Race - Panorama, BC

Creek racing for intermediate, expert & elite. Hosted by Alberta Slalom and Aquabatics

July 30-Aug 7 - Whitewater National Championships - Kananaskis, AB

Polo, Extreme Slalom (boatercross), Freestyle, Wildwater, Slalom. Hosted by AWA, Alberta Canoe Polo Association, Alberta Slalom, Alberta Playboaters League & Canoe Kayak Canada

July 30-Aug 1 - Slave River PaddleFest - Fort Smith, NWT

August 5-7 - Clearwater Kayak Festival - Clearwater, BC

August 13/14 - KanFest - Kananaskis

River trips, events, clinics and more. Hosted by Calgary Kayak Club

August 27/28 - Slam Festival (Surf) - Mountain Wave, Kananaskis, AB

Surf competitions. hosted by Alberta River Surfing Association

September 3-5 - Provincial Championships - Kananaskis, AB

Polo, Extreme Slalom (boatercross), Freestyle, Wildwater, Slalom. Hosted by AWA, Alberta Canoe Polo Association, Alberta Slalom, Alberta Playboaters League & Waterwerks

September 3-5 - FraserFest - Mt Robson, BC

River Trips. Hosted by Bow Valley Kayak Club

September 17/18 - LikelyFest - Likely, BC

September 24/25 - Harvie Fall Classic - Calgary, AB

Boater Cross, Slalom. Come play at Harvie! Organized by Alberta Slalom, Waterwerks & Alberta Playboaters League

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