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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.

Full disclosure, I am one of the dummies. However we always get questions about fishing at Peace River Cabins and Outdoors so here is a collection of half-truths, gained from impolite grilling of successful fishermen, anecdotes and general references.

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Collicutt Centre (City of Red Deer)

Red Deer, Alberta
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If you're a kid (or an overgrown kid at heart) you'll want to experience the water park. This gigantic water park has a wave pool, a lazy river, a water playground, a tots pool and, of course, a twisty, curvy slide! Welcome to The City of Red Deer's state-of-the-art leisure and wellness centre.

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Northern Lights Aquatic Centre

Slave Lake, Alberta

Located at the Northern Lakes College, the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre includes a 25m main tank, a zero depth pool, water slide and a hot tub.The facility is open seven days a week offering a variety of programs. Check out our new website or like us on facebook for schedules and events.

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Whispering Pines Golf & Country Club Resort

Red Deer, Alberta
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A premier Central Alberta Resort, Whispering Pines offers guests incredible golfing on a championship 18-hole course, a 55 slip marina to enjoy water sports of every kind on a 9 km long lake and amenities designed for the entire year. Includes a year-round RV Resort/Residential Community.

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Giddy Up & Glide

Banff sleigh rides operate daily on the hour every hour from 10am to 4pm. Icewalk tour departs at 8.30am or 1.30pm and is 4 hours in duration. Hot springs passes are open and can be used at anytime. Tours can be taken on separate days. Prices from $109

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Forever Fun

West Edmonton Mall has been creating fun experiences for 36 years, with no plans to stop! Come enjoy all the mall has to offer by booking the “Forever Fun” package at the Fantasyland Hotel. This package includes a superior room and two attraction passes redeemable at Galaxyland or World Waterpark.

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Welcome Back Winter Package

Enjoy Banff National Park's winter wonderland with an overnight stay at the Juniper Hotel, entry to the Banff Upper Hot Springs and a $50 dining voucher to the Juniper Bistro. Valid Jan. 7 – April 30. Blackout dates apply.

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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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O-fishial Business Fishing Charters

Cold Lake, Alberta

O-fishial Business fishing charters is the Lakeland's premier sport fishing outfitter. Our guides have extensive experience and knowledge of the lakes and rivers in the area. We specialize in catching Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Perch, Burbot, and Sturgeon. We offer half-day, full-day, and multi-day packages. Shore lunch is available on full day charters. Our boats are equipped with top of the line fishing equipment and safety gear to ensure an enjoyable experience on the lake.

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River Bend Adventures

Empress, Alberta

Enjoy jet boat tours on the South Saskatchewan River - Starting from Medicine Hat or Bindloss, Alberta. Day trips, overnight packages, customized tours, hiking eco-tours, bed & breakfast and ranch-style meals are available.Experience a wilderness retreat, like no other, in a refurbished century old log home on Bar Diamond Ranch in the Bindloss, Alberta, area. This historical house is surrounded by medicine wheels, teepee rings and an abundance of wildlife

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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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