Brierlies Festival and Competition

Brierlies freestyle hole

The Brierlies Fest will be a weekend long event with whitewater competitions and a festival vibe at the Brierlies rapid on the North Saskatchewan River, with the event based on the island next to the rapids. There will be coached practice for all competitors, spectators attend free! Not paddling? Consider signing up to volunteer. This event is hosted in collaboration by Alberta Slalom, Alberta Playboater's League and CANRVRSUP with support from Badfish SUP. The 2022 Alberta Whitewater Race Series is supported by AQ Outdoors & Kootenay PDL.


Volunteer Sign-Up:

Online registration closes 11:59pm Thursday June 23rd. We will take on-site registration, arrive early and speak to the organizer for your event.

Schedule Friday, June 24th Saturday, June 25th   Sunday, June 26th
9:30am   Participants & Volunteers Meet at Brierlies put-in Participants & Volunteers Meet at Brierlies Put-In
10:00am Set-up on Island Set-up on Island
10:30am - 12:00pm Extreme Slalom Practice (Coached) Freestyle Practice (Coached) SUP Downriver Race (Blue Bridge to Brierlies) Freestyle Competition Heats (Canoe-Kayak & SUP)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break Lunch Break
1:00pm Extreme Slalom Racers & Volunteers Meeting at Tent on Island


Freestyle Semi-Final & Finals

1:30pm - 3:00pm Slalom Course Construction Extreme Slalom Race
3:00 - 4:00pm Clean Up Day 1 Clean Up Day 2

Camping is open and available here:

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