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Boating & Swimming Summer Outdoor Activities

Great news! Since the dinosaurs went extinct, Alberta's crystal clear lakes and sandy beaches are free for the enjoying. That means lake swimming and boating are perfect ways to indulge in Alberta’s hot summer days. • Good to know: Alberta lakes come in every shade from pale blue to milky turquoise. Many were left behind by retreating glaciers, but lake-loving humans have dug great urban ones too. • Boat curious: Paddle as much or as little as you want. Sign up for a boat tour surrounded by mountains or rent a two-person canoe for the voyageur experience. • How to swim: Gentle, shallow and warm. No, not the apres-ski hot tub. That's central Alberta's prairie lakes.

Full disclosure, I am one of the dummies. However we always get questions about fishing at Peace River Cabins and Outdoors so here is a collection of half-truths, gained from impolite grilling of successful fishermen, anecdotes and general references.

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Red Deer River | Philip J. Currie

Boating and sailing on the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary Alberta

Sailing on the Glenmore Reservoir

Boating & Swimming Spots

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Bower Ponds Recreation

Red Deer, Alberta

We are a family friendly recreation company serving the public park of Bower Ponds. From paddle boating and water balls, to board games and grilled cheese sandwiches we offer a wide selection of family fun! For more details visit our website.

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MacDonald Island Park

Fort McMurray, Alberta

MacDonald Island Park continues to evolve as a location for one of Canada's premier recreation experiences. Included in that evolution is the newly opened Shell Place that includes SMS Equipment Stadium (sport and performance stadium), a Baseball Stadium, a badminton centre, indoor turf field house, and conference spaces. The Aquatic Centre features five water slides, lazy river, spray park, Olympic-sized swimming pool and two hot tubs. Workout in the state-of-the-art Total Fitness Centre, or go for a skate on one of two NHL-sized hockey arenas. Don't forget to check out the new climbing wall and the indoor playground.

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Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash

Sylvan Lake, Alberta
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The Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash. Alberta's first floating water park and Sylvan Lake's latest summer attraction! What better way to beat the heat at the Lake in a fun, active and exhilarating lake experience! The only question is ....ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE..!??!Family fun for everyone. Our Park is fully staffed by fully certified life guards. Life jackets provided. Open June-Sept. Great family friendly location. Shop at our store for your beach supplies and refreshments.***Operations are weather dependent. Check Facebook for any changes to daily opening hours. **Some age restrictions apply.

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Tours

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EC Bar Ranch Adventures

High Prairie, Alberta

Located just 10 minutes southeast of High Prairie EC Bar Ranch has something for everyone! Summer features an 18 acre Corn Maze. The Maze winds through some of the tallest corn around at an awesome 10+ feet high. After exploring the Maze, why not take in a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Maze perimeter. A picnic area and walking trail leading to a secluded riverside beach offer a relaxing retreat to round out your day. Be sure to watch for a couple special events such as “Flashlight Night” including a “Haunted Bale Maze” to end the season. Gift Certificates, Group, Corporate and School rates available. The Corn Maze is a great outdoor activity for all ages. Horseback riding and wagon rides along scenic trails allow for some awesome views of both nature and wildlife. Guides take you and your group along leisurely trails winding along and across the East Prairie River and through lush pastures and forests containing some of the largest trees in Northern Alberta.Winter time turns the Ranch into an awesome winter wonder land! Our Toboggan Hill features a heated shelter, lit hill for evening enjoyment and a roasting fire to toast your marshmallows! Round out this day with a Horse-Drawn Sleigh or Hay Ride. A great activity for your family, club or office outing.For more information on any of our attractions call 780-523-0242 or visit www.ecbarranch.ca and don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, “EC Bar Ranch Trail Rides”, to keep up-to-date on news and special events happening at the Ranch.

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Grand Rapids Wilderness Adventures

Athabasca, Alberta

The 4-day, 3-night tours are one of Alberta's most unique wilderness adventures. Experience nature and wildlife, incredible scenery, and history, as you travel by boat through over 200km of untouched wilderness to reach a backcountry lodge. While comfort camping in cozy log cabins, guests can enjoy a number of wilderness activities including canoeing, wildlife viewing, boating, swimming, hiking, nature walks and dark sky viewing, all while staying deep in the heart of the Great Northern Boreal Forest. Discover the incredible power, awe, and splendor of the natural attractions that form the Class VI Grand Rapids. Other customizable discovery tours available, ranging from multi-night fishing adventures to paddle trips to local day trips.

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Reel Angling Adventures - Alberta Guided Fishing Tours

Edmonton, Alberta

Join Reel Angling Adventures for an unforgettable all-inclusive guided fishing tour & outdoor adventure on some of Alberta's finest lakes and rivers within one to five hours of Edmonton, Alberta. With some guided fishing tours being only 60 minutes from Edmonton, making Reel Angling your guiding service for the region. Hook onto Northern Pike, Trophy Walleye, Lake Trout, and more while exploring these lakes; or enjoy a jet boat tour and guided fishing tours on the Historic Athabasca River or Calling Lake for world class Walleye fishing. Catering to individuals, families, small & large businesses or corporate functions.

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Pie Cruise

Waterton Park, Alberta
2018-05-26 To 2018-05-26 MST

The only thing better than a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States in Waterton Lakes National Park is experiencing while enjoying a slice of pie - or two. Local vendors will supply the pies that you can linger over while cruising by majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls and snowy mountain peaks. Don't forget your camera because the tour boat makes stops along the way, which can include the chance to see wildlife.

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