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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. 

Paddling The Peace River

Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park | Forrest Mankins

Carseland | Andrew Penner

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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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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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The Banff Canoe Club

Banff, Alberta
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Canoeing on the Bow River is the quintessential Canadian activity; a peaceful way to explore Banff National Park. Rent a canoe or kayak from the Banff Canoe Club, or join one of our Interpretive Guided Voyageur Tours where you will be entertained with stories of the past, the history of canoeing and interesting local facts. No paddling experience is necessary. The canoe docks can be found just a short walk from central Banff.

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Haskin Canoe

Edmonton, Alberta

Haskin Canoe offers year round adventures and courses throughout Alberta. Specializing in voyageur canoe tours, our company is also recognized as one of Paddle Canada's leading canoe certification providers. In winter be sure to try one of our guided snowshoeing tours in Elk Island National Park, just outside of Edmonton.

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Hunter Valley Adventures

Sundre, Alberta
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Hunter Valley Adventures is your outdoor connection for whitewater rafting on Alberta's Upper Red Deer River! Allow them to design your dream adventure in the beautiful Alberta foothills. Combine rafting with hiking, horse back riding, fishing, yoga, and more. Hunter Valley Adventures has a camp located on the Upper Red Deer River and provides rustic cabins in a natural setting. Great for family reunions, group events, and team building. See you soon!

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Haskin Canoe

Edmonton, Alberta

Haskin Canoe offers year round adventures and courses throughout Alberta. Specializing in voyageur canoe tours, our company is also recognized as one of Paddle Canada's leading canoe certification providers. In winter be sure to try one of our guided snowshoeing tours in Elk Island National Park, just outside of Edmonton.

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