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Boating & Swimming Summer Outdoor Activities

There’s nothing better than a soft sandy beach on a hot summer day and Alberta has plenty of those crystal clear Canadian lakes, perfect for swimming or boating. Rent a jet ski, a fly board, a canoe or a paddleboard and have an adventure. Go on a boat tour, stand at the bow of the boat and stare into perfectly turquoise water. Let the fresh breeze ruffle your hair and watch the sun glitter on the lake like tiny diamonds. Gaze up at the mountains and marvel at the forces of nature that forged this perfect setting.
Boating and sailing on the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary Alberta
Sailing on the Glenmore Reservoir

Boating & Swimming Spots

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Banff, 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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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

Upstream Drift Co

Whitecourt, Alberta

Here at Upstream Drift Co we provide guided fly fishing for both day trips and multi day trips. Drifting the local rivers in our vintage wooden boats adds a certain level of charm and character to the trips and the fly fishing is incredible! We offer several options for accommodations during your stay, our scenic back country wall tent camps are situated on the edge of the river or you can stay in our beautiful B&B. Either way it's always a great time here at Upstream Drift Co.

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Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting

Jasper, Alberta
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Jasper is home to Canada’s first commercial rafting company – Jasper’s Whitewater Rafting. We’ve been setting the standard for safety and fun since 1971. Raft the rivers we pioneered and allow us to share the knowledge that comes from playing on the rivers for over 40 years.

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Jasper Dive Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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Located in crystal clear Patricia Lake, Jasper Dive Adventures offers a unique underwater experience for visitors to the park. Our certified PADI Scuba Dive Instructor offers certification from the Open Water level up to the Rescue Diver level. Already certified? Take a guided tour to the WWII wreck in Patricia Lake, code named Project Habbakuk.

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