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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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Boating & Swimming Spots

Collicutt Centre

Red Deer, Alberta

Playful families, intrepid adventures. Fitness buffs. Whether you're looking for drop-in or registered activities in Red Deer; Collicutt Centre is your destination of choice. Splash, sprint, stretch or sweat. We've got what you need and we're focused on your experience.

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Olds Aquatic Centre

Olds, Alberta

The Olds Aquatic Centre is a state-of-the-art facility featuring an 8-metre tall Waterslide, a five-lane, 25-metre Lane Pool, Whirlpool, a Tot Pool with beach-type entry for children and the physically-challenged, and a Multi-Purpose Room, perfect for parties and meetings. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Check the website for public swimming schedules and swimming lesson schedules.

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Miette Hot Springs

Jasper, Alberta
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Visit Miette and Banff Upper Hot Springs on your trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Banff and Jasper national parks. These natural hot mineral springs are among the top attractions in the Canadian Rockies. Banff Upper Hot Springs offers a splendid historic bathhouse in Banff National Park. In Jasper National Park you'll find the Miette Hot Springs, which have the hottest mineral water in the Rockies.

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Tours

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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Wild Current Outfitters Guided Canoe

Jasper, Alberta
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The Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure is an excellent way to start or finish your day in Jasper National Park. Wild Current specializes in small group, unique canoe adventures in a hand crafted canoe for couples, friends and families. Our guests often tell us they are blown away by the numerous snow-capped peaks that surround them, and the chance to see wildlife that call the area home. Private and custom tours are available. Canoe rentals and outfitting available for any lake in Jasper National Park. Multi day trips available on Maligne Lake and Snake Indian River.

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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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