How do I get to NARWAL?
4702 Anderson-Thomson Boulevard – In local terms, Peace River Flats Back Bay
Directions: Proceed down Franklin Ave. (50th Ave.) toward Old Town. Turn left on Hamilton Drive just past the Ball Park. Turn right on Lois Lane. Turn left on Anderson-Thomson Blvd. We are the last house on the left.
This a residential neighborhood so please drive slowly, bike or walk.
Is there parking at NARWAL?
Parking space is VERY limited. Guests and participants are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to our location.
Participants are encouraged to park at the Fritz Thiel Ball Diamond by the Racquet Club. Walk the path through the park and enter through our back gate, green chain link fence, last house on the left.
Please latch the gate as our friendly dogs like to wander if given opportunity.
Can I bring my own paddling equipment?
If your paddling equipment adheres with Transport Canada’s regulations, you may bring it on the lake.
NARWAL provides all the necessary equipment for paddling courses and rentals including: PFDs (lifejacket), paddles, bailers/pumps, throw bags (15m floating line), paddle floats for the kayaks and of course the canoe, kayak or paddle board.
There is no reduction in price if a participant brings their own gear.
If there is a pool session portion to your program, please do not bring your paddling equipment to that session unless prearranged with the instructor.
Can I skip the lake paddling course and register for the river course?
This is allowed if you provide a Paddle Canada lake certificate, or agree to be evaluated by one of our Paddle Canada instructors prior to the river course. (There may be a fee for this service.) NARWAL deems the lake course a firm prerequisite because we teach important rescues, strokes, and theory that provide foundational paddling knowledge necessary for river paddling.
Does NARWAL rent winter clothing?
Traditional Inuit clothing can be rented for NARWAL tour participants, however, we do not rent any other winter gear.