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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

Red Deer, Alberta

Playful families, intrepid adventures. Fitness buffs. Whether you're looking for drop-in or registered activities in Red Deer; Collicutt Centre is your destination of choice. Splash, sprint, stretch or sweat. We've got what you need and we're focused on your experience.

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Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Cochrane, Alberta
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Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre has 325,000 sqft of recreational facilities. Visit the facility for fit, family, fun activities. 80+ drop-in and registered programs each week. Facilities include: 3 ice rinks, aquatic centre, fitness centre, curling rink, climbing wall and more.

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Centennial Park

Raymond, Alberta

Centennial Park is home to many of the town 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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Family Entertainment Package

Take the family for an inclusive getaway which includes one night accommodation in a Standard Room, one in-room movie, two 12″ pizzas, three bottles of pop and breakfast for 2 adults & 2 children. Plus get unlimited access to the water park with two slides, pool and hot tub.

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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.

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Ice Magic

Icewalk tour departs at 8:30am, 1:00pm and 7:30pm and is 4 hours in duration. The Banff Gondola must be booked for a specific day and time. Hot Springs passes can be used at anytime. Tours can be taken on separate days. Costs are per person. Taxes are additional.

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Hamilton House Boat Tours

Cold Lake, Alberta
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Gather the 5 sands of Cold Lake on a morning or afternoon boating adventure. Enjoy a shore lunch on Brian's favourite beach. Or enjoy a late evening cruise to watch the sunset or northern lights dance across the sky. Enjoy quiet beaches only accessible by boat! Two size of boats to choose from with snacks and drinks on board.

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Bowriverblog Guided Fishing Tours Inc

Calgary, Alberta

Alberta’s Bow River is the ultimate choice when fishing for BIG Brown, and Rainbow Trout. The river forms at the Bow glacier, and flows through some of the most beautiful scenery found anywhere in the world. On this river it is rare that you will not catch fish that measure 20 inches or over, massive trout is what you will see on the end of your line, when fishing this river. This is a guided jet boat spin fishing trip !!

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Calgary River Experience

Calgary, Alberta
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Embark on Calgary’s only guided river experience, view downtown Calgary from the original highway, The Bow River. There are lots of amazing architecture in Calgary, old and new bridges, as well as new and historic office and residential high-rises which we have the opportunity to see as we float down the river. It is a view of the inner city that even long-time residents of Calgary have never experienced. The trips start by Pump House Theater and end at Pearce Estates Park.

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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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