Season OPENING MAY 22!
Hurry up and book now!


There may be mandatory restrictions in Calgary – but The Paddle Station is so lucky that we can still welcome you and your household or your COVID trio for some outdoor R&R and a float down the Bow!

The Paddle Station will be open as of MAY 22 and we have COVID safety practices in place! Rafts, kayaks, SUPs, physical distancing, masking, sanitizing… we have it all!

The Paddle Station makes kayaking and rafting in Calgary a breeze. Booking online is easy!

See the The Paddle Station experience in motion!

Ready To Explore Your River?
We Make It Easy. Book online NOW!

No longer do you have to rent, transport, and launch your vessel to enjoy Calgary’s Bow River. Simply book your ride online and arrive on location.

Let the Paddle Station do the rest – we provide all the equipment ready at the side of the river, including required safety gear (pfd/life jacket, paddles and safety kit); we even give you a safety talk - all for free with your booking AND we take it all from you at the end of your float.

That's right, besides the raft, we don't charge you for all the other items like others do.

No Pick Up, No Vessel Transport, No Hassle.

Your 2-3 hr self-guided, or guided trip starts at Shouldice Park, floats 12km through the heart of downtown Calgary and ends at St Patrick's Island.

All you have to do is book your vessel here, show up, and leave the rest to us.


  • How to rent online

    1. Book your vessel online
    2. Come to the starting paddle station at the water’s edge in Shouldice Park where your gear is all waiting for you
    3. Paddle down the Bow
    4. Leave the kayak or raft with our Crew at the end at St. Patrick's Island Park

How to Find Our paddle stations

Simply book your raft, kayak or SUP online and arrive on location at Shouldice Athletic Park. All of your rafting, kayaking or SUP and safety gear and equipment will be ready and waiting with our staff. Your 2-3 hr trip starts at Shouldice Park, and ends at St Patrick's Island.

Start Location GOOGLE MAP: Shouldice Athletic Park, 5227 13 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 1J1

End Location GOOGLE MAP: St. Patrick's Island, 1300 12 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6

Our locations are easy to get to - just pick the location below for detailed directions:

see our reviews

"Because of Paddle Station, I was out on the river a few times this summer. It was glorious. This is the perfect solution for someone interested in occasionally (or even regularly) getting out on the river who does not want the expense and hassle of buying, storing and transporting a kayak. So easy, so fun, such great staff."

Katherine Ward, Calgary AB