Paddle Demos

"Try before you buy."
Shopping for a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard?? Hoigaard's Paddle Demos are designed to help you make a smart choice. Do you have a boat in mind? Come to a Demo and try it out!

Is it stable enough? Fast enough? Comfortable enough? Does it track or maneuver well? Does it fit your paddling needs?

Hoigaard's Paddle Demos are held at Bryant Lake Regional Park, Fish Lake Regional Park and French Regional Park (click links for maps). See dates, times and locations below.      

We brings 10 to 12 boats, a mix of canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards to each demo. All demos are free to the public. Be prepared to get your feet wet! We bring mostly new boats that require us to start you in the water.

If you would like to paddle a particular boat please contact our staff 24 hours prior to the demo. Requests limited to 2 boats. Phone 952-929-1351, ext. 250.

Date: Time: Location:
5.6.2017 noon-3pm Saturday Bryant Lake Regional Park
5.20.2017 noon-3pm Saturday Bryant Lake Regional Park
6.3.2017 10am - noon Saturday Bryant Lake Regional Park
6.13.2017 6pm-8pm, Tuesday Fish Lake Regional Park
6.27.2017 6pm-8pm, Tuesday Fish Lake Regional Park
7.9.2017 11am-1pm, Sunday French Regional Park
7.22.2017 10am-noon, Saturday French Regional Park
8.12.2017 10am-noon, Saturday French Regional Park