Paddle in French 

Try a new activity in French! 

On Saturday, July 23rd  at 10:45 a.m, join us at beautiful Johnson Lake near Banff for a Stand Up Paddleboarding initiation class in French with a professional coach. The location is absolutely amazing and it is ideal to start this new activity! Try it once and you will be hooked! 

Never paddled before? Or perhaps you’ve thought of giving SUP a try but didn’t know where to start?  
No worries! With almost 10 years of experience, our Francophone instructor will let you discover the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Learn about water safety and how to get comfortable standing up, and develop your skills to maneuver the board. After this intro session you’ll be absolutely hooked!

The workshop is open for adults ONLY. No previous paddleboarding experience is required. 

AF Members: $100 / Non-members: $125

Consider becoming a member of Alliance Française Calgary first and discover many benefits throughout the year ($50 annually). More info here.

The price includes:

All courses are led by a Paddle Canada Certified SUP Guide. The course length is approximately 1.5 hours. There may be a possibility of carpooling (contact us at


Event organized in collaboration with Bow Valley SUP & Surf!