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April 08 2023
8:00AM - 4:00PM
$25 – $30
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Castle Mountain Resort
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Castle Mountain Resort
403-627-5101 x 221
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make a canoe made of only cardboard & tape, and then to ride that canoe down into our slush pit. Will you sink or swim? We’ll soon find out!



  • Registration is now open for this event. To register in advance, click the “Register Now” button. We encourage all participants to register online in advance as space is limited.



  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – late registration
  • 1:45 PM – Mandatory check-in at the announcer tent at the Slush Cup pond
  • 2:00 PM – Event start
  • 2:30 PM – Last run. Any participant not having arrived at the start ramp by this time will forfeit the ability to ski / ride the pit
  • 4:00 PM – Awards (ATCO Community Stage) to be held in conjunction with awards for the Cardboard Canoe Race



  • Only one run per team / canoe.
  • There is a limit of 6 canoeists / team.
  • Only cardboard and tape may be used to make boats, and all boats will be inspected prior to sailing. Boats found to be constructed with materials other than cardboard and tape will not be eligible to participate
  • All boaters must wear a helmet
  • Participants must not be taped / tied to their boat for safety reasons
  • Life jackets, while not required, are recommended.
  • Participants may not leave the starting gate without permission from the starter.
  • Absolutely no nudity. Costumes deemed inappropriate will result in disqualification.
  • Any guests deemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be disqualified.
  • A maximum of 10 canoes will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Dress to get wet! All participants are encouraged to bring a towel / change of clothing.
  • Participants will be required to sign a waiver, during the mandatory registration / check-in period in Guest Services – no waiver, no runs, no exceptions.
    • Participants, under the age of 18, will be required to have a legal parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf



Creativity is key! Prizes will be awarded to the boating squad that shows the most enthusiasm and creativity in their canoe design.

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