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Canoeing & Kayaking Summer Outdoor Activities

The rowing machine at the gym? It’s nothing like that. Swap the euro-dance hits with soft and rippling waves in the wake of a beaver. That’s more like it. Canoeing was commuting before Canada was a thing. And if you want something more high-energy, kayaking and rafting is like a real-life log ride down the river. ● Do this: There are travellers, and then there are voyageurs. Book a half-day canoe trip on Jasper’s Pyramid Lake. Epic views, no experience needed. ● Whitewater: Getting drenched to the skin doesn't get any more exciting. Navigate the cool waters of a mountain river with an experienced guide. 

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta
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In 1890, Lake Louise was a wild outpost at the end of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today this hamlet, lake and its surrounding area offer some of the finest hiking, skiing and sightseeing in the world. The lake, with its turquoise hue and glacial backdrop, is by far the area's most popular destination. Summer offers iconic photography, lakeshore strolls, hiking, climbing, canoeing and horseback riding. Winter offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and skating in a magical, snowy wonderland. Tips: The lake is ice-free by mid-June. From November through April enjoy a designated snowshoe trail or walk the Lakeshore Trail.

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Cameron Lake

Waterton, Alberta
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The Akamina Parkway is a winding mountain road which runs 10 miles along the Cameron Valley and ends at Cameron Lake. Chat with a roving Park Interpreter or discover the life of the ‘snow forest’ at lakeside exhibits and trails. A pleasant trail follows the western shore of the lake for one mile. Canoes, rowing boats and paddle boats can be rented at the lake.

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Moraine Lake

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Moraine Lake's brilliant blue-green waters are sheltered in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Take a forested stroll along the shore or climb atop The Rockpile for breathtaking vantage points. Canoeing, hiking, walking and photography are popular here. Moraine Lake Road is open mid-June through to mid-October. Arrive before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. in July, August and September.

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Alberta Adventure

This self-drive adventure takes you to some of Alberta's most loved places such as turquoise Moraine Lake and beautiful Banff. Explore the hidden gem of Waterton National Park and visit the UNESCO heritage site of Head-Smash-In Buffalo Jump, then step back in time in Drumheller, known as Canada's Dinosaur Capital.

Offered By: 1st Class Holidays

Expires: 2018-09-29
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Banff and Lake Louise

Two iconic Canadian Rockies destinations are the popular resort town of Banff and the jewel of the Rockies, Lake Louise.  A haven for anyone looking for a true Canadian adventure with lots of outdoor activities on offer. You can hike, canoe and horse ride your way through Banff National Park.  

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2018-10-01
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Tours

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Red Deer River Adventures

Drumheller, Alberta

Red Deer River Adventures offers kayak and canoe rentals and guided tours on the Red Deer River. Join us on a tour of the scenic Red Deer River in the badlands of central Alberta or rent a kayak or canoe and experience the stunning scenery and unique geology of the area. Two-hour, half day and full day tours follow the path of the dinosaur hunters through the badlands of central Alberta. Shuttles to pick up and drop off points also available.

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Guided River Trips

Peace River, Alberta
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Our summer guided paddling trips include all food, gear, and shuttling. Most are suitable for beginner paddlers. Join our scheduled excursions into the Peace River wilderness, or ask about a custom one day trip for a leisurely taste of paddling. Lots of campfire camaraderie, skill building, and photography opportunities await. Ask us about our airport shuttle service.

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Kananaskis Outfitters

Kananaskis, Alberta
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Kananaskis Outfitters, is the leading tour operator and sports equipment rental facility in beautiful Kananaskis. We offer a wide variety of services for families and groups, including Voyageur canoe experiences, introduction to hiking trips, SUP lessons, snowshoe fondue tours, Nordic ski lessons, stargazing experiences, and so much more. We also operate a year round rental shop. Rental items include: mountain bikes, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, snowshoes, cross country skis and ice skates.

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Events

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-21 To 2018-07-21 MST

Celebrate the outdoors by learning new ways to explore and create memories at Elk Island National Park. Exploring by canoe, camping under star-filled skies, and outdoor living are all traditions that have been part of Canada’s legacy. Come embrace these timeless traditions by learning how to navigate a canoe or gain outdoor adventure skills at a “Learn to Camp” workshop. Top it all off by bringing a picnic to share with your family and friends as live music by local artists fills the air with festive spirit.

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Canada Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-01 To 2018-07-01 MST

Celebrate Canada Day in nature at Elk Island National Park! Imagine early explorers who navigated Canada’s rivers to map this expansive country as you explore the many islands of Astotin Lake in a canoe. Later spread a blanket and share a picnic with your family and friends as lively music fills the air. Lift your voice alongside fellow Canadians in singing the Canadian national anthem to celebrate the legacy of this beloved country.

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Nature Play Day

Lethbridge, Alberta
2018-06-09 To 2018-06-09 MST

Nature Play Day! At Henderson Lake! June 9 aat 12pm - 4pm. Come join the free festival. Everyone is welcome. So much fun to be had with outdoor games, loose parts playground, live music, hammocks, parkour, kayaking, crafts, pond dipping, food trucks and MORE ! Family fun for everyone to enjoy.

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