2023 Festival & Events List - Alberta & BC

Fort Smith Club kayaking on the slave river

Western Canada has no shortage of Whitewater Festivals. Here's your guide to 2023.

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

Events in Calendar Format (click here)

July 20-23 Alberta Summer Games - Okotoks

July 29/30 - Toby Creek Social  - Panorama, BC

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

Aug 4/5 - Slave River PaddleFest - Fort Smith, NWT

August 4/5 - Clearwater Kayak Festival - Clearwater, BC

August 11-13 - KanFest - Kananaskis

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

August 26/27 - Slam Festival (Surf) - Mountain Wave, Kananaskis, AB

Surf competitions. hosted by Alberta River Surfing Association

September 1-3 - FraserFest - Mt Robson, BC

River Trips.

September 9/10 - 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 15/16 - LikelyFest - Likely, BC

September 23/24 - Harvie Fall Classic - Calgary, AB

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

  • Government of Alberta
  • Coach Canada
  • La Farge
  • AQ Outdoors Logo
  • Jumpstart Badge Logo
  • DeLauretis Wealth Management
  • InMotion Logo
  • Canoe Kayak Canada