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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.

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Castle Falls | Ric Kokotovich

With ample wildlife, stunning landscapes, and an awe-inspiring dark sky, Jasper is known for being one of the most photogenic places in the world. Here are some options to give you an idea of the top Jasper spots worth photographing.

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Boating & Swimming Spots

Stettler Recreation Centre

Stettler, Alberta

The Stettler Recreation Centre is home to two full ice sheets, a public library, swimming pool with lanes, hot tub, water slide, climbing wall, and zero entry pool that is wheel chair accessible. We also have a senior centre, fitness centre and meeting rooms.

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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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Centennial Park

Raymond, Alberta

Centennial Park is home to many of Raymond's outdoor recreational facilities. Come and enjoy the experience at our feature facilities, such as an aquatic centre, basketball, beach volleyball, tennis courts and indoor ice arena. This complex is centrally located adjacent to the business district and has paved parking for over 250 vehicles.

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Tours

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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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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