2019 Provincials

 Registration is closed for this event
Welcome to the AWA Provincials Registration site. Everyone is welcome to come and participate or just camp out with us and paddle for the weekend. We have guaranteed water for all 3 days, so this is a great time to be at the Kan for the last ever campout at Canoe Meadows as we know it. (After this weekend, the campground is going a full renovation and rebuild) This event will be held at Canoe Meadows, Kananaskis, Alberta from August 30 to September 2. We are requesting that all competitors, parents, families, volunteers, coaches and officials register online by Wednesday night, August 28th so we can make adequate preparations for the weekend. Onsite registration is still available throughout the weekend.

AWA Provincials 2019

August 30 - September 2

The Alberta Whitewater Association Provincials is being held from August 30 to September 2 at Canoe Meadows on the Kananaskis River. The Provincials brings together a broad group of whitewater kayak and canoe enthusiasts and their families:

  • from novice to international medal winners
  • competing in  slalom, downriver racing, boater cross and freestyle rodeo  at both the novice and advanced levels
  • paddlers from 8 to 68 years of age.  
  • participants from Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Cochrane, Innisfail, Red Deer,  Sundre,  Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Jasper, Grande Prairie as well as more northerly communities and points in-between.
  • 100 of Alberta’s most active paddlers and their families will be in attendance

Canoe Meadows is the perfect family friendly venue for this event with camping adjacent to the slalom race course and freestyle waves, a picnic shelter, playing field, walking paths and numerous attractions nearby. So once you get here and get your camp unpacked, you can park your vehicle for the weekend and not worry about running all over the place.

This is the last weekend ever for Canoe Meadow (as it currently exists). On Tuesday September 3rd construction will start on a new campground at this location. Come celebrate with us 34 years of whitewater paddling at the Kan and the end of an era for the camp kitchen and the campground as we knew it. 

We have made this into a 3 day weekend with clinics on Saturday and competitions on Sunday and Monday. 

On Saturday night we will have a potluck dinner. Please come and join us, bring a dish and share in a feast at the campground. 

On Sunday night the AWA has catered a dinner for everyone, so you can relax and enjoy the resto of your weekend without having to worry about bringing all the food and making all the meals.  Just bring some breakfast and lunch fixings and snacks and your favourite beverages. And don’t forget your cutlery and dishware and we will try to be green.

Saturday will be a day for honing your technique working with Alberta’s cadre of slalom and freestyle coaches and recreational instructors. Sunday and Monday we will have a variety of events for everyone. Points will be earned in each event and will be counted towards the overall Alberta Whitewater Champion. The overall male and female champions in Cadets, Juniors, Seniors and Masters have a chance to win a major prize and prizes will be awarded to all other competitors on the windup awards Monday afternoon. Over $1,000 in prizes will be drawn for at the Provincials.

This was an excellent event last year, in fact the Provincials has been one of Alberta's premiere kayaking events since 1977. We hope to build on the success and have the best ever Provincials. I look forward to having you join us this year.

Individuals and Families can sign up for camping, races and the Sunday night supper.

The race fees fees are.  $40 for all events, $20 for one event.

Clinic fees for Sunday are $20 for 1 session.

Camping is $15.00/night for singles and $26.00/night for families.

On Sunday night we have a catered dinner under the big tarp. This has been great the last few years and we are looking forward to breaking bread with all of you. Tickets for supper are available for parents, volunteers and competitors. Sunday night supper is $17.50 for teens and adults, $10.00 for children 6-12 and free for Children 0-5.. After August 28th, the meal tickets will go up by $2.50 each. 

Alberta Provincial Whitewater Championships 2019 Schedule


Campground Open  Friday 1:00 pm


Clinic #1 (10:00 am)

Clinic #2 (1:30 pm)

Beginner Slalom (Saturday 4:30 pm) after water is off

Potluck Supper

Beginner Slalom Awards (7:30 pm)


Registration (Sunday 9:00 am)

Sprint Downriver (Sunday 9:30 am):Top to Bottom through the Race Course

Novice & Advanced Freestyle (Sunday 11:00 am):  Chubbies

Novice Slalom Race (Sunday 1:00 pm): Below Cartwheel to Notch

Classic Downriver (Sunday 3:30 pm): below race course

BBQ Dinner (Sunday 6:30 pm)

Downriver, Freestyle, Sprint DR and Novice Slalom Awards (Sunday 7:30 pm)


Advanced Slalom Race (Monday 9:30 am): Upper Race Course

Beginner Freestyle (Monday 1:00 pm): All day wave

Novice Freestyle and Advanced Slalom Awards (Monday 2:30 pm)\

Overall Provincial Champion Awards & Prize Draws (Monday 3:00 pm)



August 30th, 2019 4:30 PM through September 2nd, 2019 4:30 PM
Kananaskis Whitewater Centre, Canoe Meadows Campground
Highway 40
8 km south of TransCanada Highway
Kananaskis, AB
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Phone: 403-479-8017
Event Fee(s)
Race fee for a single event $ 20.00
Race Fee for multiple events $ 40.00
Camping for Singles
Friday night $ 15.00
Saturday night $ 15.00
Camping for Families
Friday night $ 26.00
Saturday night $ 26.00
Volunteer Positions
Sprint Downriver
Advanced Freestyle
Novice Slalom
Classic Downriver
Advanced Slalom
Novice Freestyle
Minor Freestyle
Advanced Freestyle
Novice Slalom K-1
Novice Slalom C-1
Novice Slalom C-2
Sprint Downriver
Advanced Slalom K-1
Advanced Slalom C-1
Advanced Slalom C-2
Slalom Cross (if time permits)
Beginner Slalom (water off)
AWA Membership
AWA club member $ 0.00
AWA Individual member $ 0.00
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