Located on Glenmore Reservoir, in the heart of Calgary, Glenmore Sailing School is the largest sailing school in the country. Boat rentals, stall rentals and a variety of instructor led sailing programs are offered from the May long weekend through to the Monday of Thanksgiving weekend. The school is a member of the Alberta Sailing Association and represent more than 65 percent of sailing activity in Alberta.
The City is making infrastructure improvements to the Glenmore Dam.
Learn more about the project and its impact on the Glenmore Reservoir.
Getting ready to sail at Glenmore Sailing School
8415 - 24 St. S.W. - Map
About our Facility
Guide to Sailing
Glenmore park map
Frequently Asked Questions
- Laser (single handed)
- Optimist (single handed)
- 420 (up to 3 people)
- Club Junior (up to 3 people)
- Flying Junior (up to 3 people)
- Catalina day cruiser "Jane Mary" (22 foot sloop-rigged, 6 – 8 people)
Our sailing instructors
The Glenmore Sailing School is a membership school in Sail Canada’s CANSail Program.
All sailing instructors at Glenmore Sailing School have:
- Sail Canada Instructor Levels
- NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program)
- Standard First Aid & CPR C
Become a Sailing Instructor
All Glenmore Sailing School instructors must complete required prerequisites to be certified by Sail Canada and employed by The City of Calgary. The City of Calgary careers page shows current opportunities for sailing instructors. Furthermore, there are also other ways to get involved in sailing.
Interested in volunteering?
Volunteer applications are available from Boat Patrol in the Boathouse. The application includes a police check form.