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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 lakes, perfect for sunning 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.

Summer Rain in the Boreal Forest

Ellen Criss Slave Lake Region

Holidays in rainy weather need not be boring. There are lots of things to do in the Slave Lake region for children and adults, rain or shine.

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Rafting the Old Man River in Lethbridge
Sailing on Lesser Slave Lake

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Southland Leisure Centre - City of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
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Multi-purpose recreation facility. Drop-in and registered programs. Waterpark/waterslides. Wave pool. Dive tank. Aqua play structure. Gymnasium. Weight room. Rock climbing. Arenas. Fitness classes. Day camps. Twin arenas. Sport hall. Squash/racquetball courts.

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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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Abbey Master Builder Centre - Town of Blackfalds

Blackfalds, Alberta

Welcome to the Abbey Centre, located in Blackfalds, Alberta. The Abbey offers fitness and fun for all ages. Explore tunnels and slides in the indoor playground, or work out in the fitness centre while your kids are cared for in child minding. Take advantage of the running track on the 3rd level and indoor Trans Canada Trail, overlooking the activities in the gymnasium field house. In the summer, cool off and have fun at the outdoor aquatic centre, outdoor walking trails, picnic in the park, discover the dinosaurs in the playground, or take in entertainment at the outdoor amphitheatre.

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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travellers have come for over a hundred years. Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool welcomes you for an authentic heritage experience that is a favourite among visitors. Open year-round.

Expires: 2017-09-09
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Miette Hot Springs

Miette Hot Springs' beautiful location and luxurious water makes it one of the top things to do in Jasper National Park and one of Alberta’s best kept secrets. Open May 5 - Oct. 9, 2017. Hours vary.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Fishing With Captian Andy

Spend a day on the water learning how to land trout, walleye or pike by boat. Your chances of landing a big one are better with an award-winning master angler as your guide. Full day boat fishing tour includes all gear and tackle. From $425 for two people.

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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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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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Northern Points Outfitting/Guiding Ltd.

Edmonton, Alberta

Northern Alberta's boreal region is home to our outfitting business. We offer the finest whitetail hunting around, with the opportunity to harvest a number of other species. The lodge is also available to rent for family vacations or a personal getaway.

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Ol' MacDonlds Music Festival 2017

Stettler, Alberta
2017-09-08 to 2017-09-10 MST

Ol' MacDonalds 4th annual music festival is a celebration of community spirit and artistic creativity. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy live music, food, vendors, and beer gardens throughout the weekend. Camping is available on site as well as weekend and daily passes by calling the reservation office to reserve your site and tickets. The weekend concludes with Cowboy Church Service and pancake brunch on Sunday morning. Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and relax and enjoy the variety of music as you kick back at Ol' MacDonalds Resort.

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2nd annual youth appreciation day

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-09 to 2017-07-09 MST

July 9th - Hinton Rafting 2nd Annual Youth Rafting Day. Your children will love this fun filled summer adventure!! This day is all about youth getting outside and enjoying the outdoors! We will be spending the day with games and activities catered to youth while learning about the surrounding area with our trained and knowledgeable guides. There will be lots of splash wars and smiles during this one of a kind tour. Youth between 7-14 years of age are welcome. The tour will be 4.5 hours in duration. Please call for more information and to register your child.

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Wild mountain rafting weekend

Hinton, Alberta
2017-07-14 to 2017-07-16 MST

July 14th -16th. Make your Wild Mountain Music Festival weekend extra exciting and memorable with a rafting adventure!! Come and enjoy a relaxing float down the Athabasca River with Hinton Rafting Adventures. This tour is a great way to see the Hinton area while you’re on your visiting for the music festival. Call to book your tour.

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