Becoming a Paddle Junkies member is an investment in the local paddling community, and gives you access to some great benefits!


To become a member and be ready to sign-up for events on this website please the following steps need to be completed.  It is not 100% automated so ensure you start this process well before the event you wish to attend

  1. Register with Alberta Whitewater Association
    1. go to
    2. complete the membership form
    3. submit your fee payment to AWA
    4. AWA will send both you and a confirmation email
  2. Create a Paddle Junkies account (if you haven’t already)
    1. Register Here –
    2. Make sure that your email address and account name are easy to match to the information you provided to AWA.
  3. Our Membership volunteer will send you a welcome email, and either have already granted access to your account for member only events or ask you to identify your account.


Paddle Junkies members enjoy these benefits:

  • Professionally-certified trip leaders
  • Led runs for beginners on class 2 rivers
  • Ladies’ Night paddles at Harvie Passage
  • Connection with other paddlers to expand your paddling tribe
  • Opportunities to advance your skills
  • Special events such as Safety Days, camping trips, and Annual BBQs
  • Discount at our partner shop, Aquabatics (
  • Opportunities to participate in shaping the direction of the club

A Paddle Junkies membership also automatically makes you a member of the Alberta Whitewater Association (AWA). This group provides:

  • Insurance coverage for club- and AWA-sanctioned events
  • Invitation to and participation at AWA-sponsored paddling festivals (including 3 Rivers Rendezvous, Kicking Horse Paddle Festival, Grande Cache Wild Water Rendezvous, Churchill River Whitewater Festival, Sundre Paddlefest, Slave River Festival,  Jordan River Festival, Kanfest, and Fraser Fest)
  • Access to subsidized AWA educational programs (
  • Access to other AWA clubs – you can participate in events hosted by another club!
  • Travel subsidies and sponsorship for competitive youth


  • Individual Membership – $20 + $5 fee to the Alberta Whitewater Association

Memberships fees are paid annually, and are valid for the calendar year. These fees must be paid in full before you will be considered a member in full standing, and before your account is allowed access to sign up for member-only events.