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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.

Sailing at the Glenmore Sailing Club

people sailing at sunset on Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary

Sailing on the Glenmore Reservoir

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Repsol Sport Centre

Calgary, Alberta
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Two Olympic-sized pools. Five gymnasiums. Two tracks. Dive tank. 25,000 sq. ft. cardio and weight training. Group fitness classes. Personal training. Meeting rooms. Child care services. Free parking.

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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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MacDonald Island Park

Fort McMurray, Alberta

MacDonald Island Park continues to evolve as a location for one of Canada's premier recreation experiences. Included in that evolution is the newly opened Shell Place that includes SMS Equipment Stadium (sport and performance stadium), a Baseball Stadium, a badminton centre, indoor turf field house, and conference spaces. The Aquatic Centre features five water slides, lazy river, spray park, Olympic-sized swimming pool and two hot tubs. Workout in the state-of-the-art Total Fitness Centre, or go for a skate on one of two NHL-sized hockey arenas. Don't forget to check out the new climbing wall and the indoor playground.

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Travel Offers

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4-Day All Inclusive River Boat Wilderness Adventure

Experience an ultimate 4-day, 3-night wilderness adventure along the Athabasca River to reach one of Alberta's most remote backcountry lodges. Enjoy log cabin accommodations, hearty home-cooked meals, and all river transportation to and from the lodge. Scenic panoramas, incredible wildlife, historic sites, nature walks and fishing opportunities highlight your experience.

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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.

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4-Person Calgary Raft Rental

Enjoy a leisurely self-guided raft trip down the Elbow or Bow River in Calgary. See the city from a different angle and have fun paddling with family or friends. Price is for 4-person raft. Other options available.

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EC Bar Ranch Adventures

High Prairie, Alberta

Located just 10 minutes southeast of High Prairie EC Bar Ranch has something for everyone! Summer features an 18 acre Corn Maze. The Maze winds through some of the tallest corn around at an awesome 10+ feet high. After exploring the Maze, why not take in a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Maze perimeter. A picnic area and walking trail leading to a secluded riverside beach offer a relaxing retreat to round out your day. Be sure to watch for a couple special events such as “Flashlight Night” including a “Haunted Bale Maze” to end the season. Gift Certificates, Group, Corporate and School rates available. The Corn Maze is a great outdoor activity for all ages. Horseback riding and wagon rides along scenic trails allow for some awesome views of both nature and wildlife. Guides take you and your group along leisurely trails winding along and across the East Prairie River and through lush pastures and forests containing some of the largest trees in Northern Alberta.Winter time turns the Ranch into an awesome winter wonder land! Our Toboggan Hill features a heated shelter, lit hill for evening enjoyment and a roasting fire to toast your marshmallows! Round out this day with a Horse-Drawn Sleigh or Hay Ride. A great activity for your family, club or office outing.For more information on any of our attractions call 780-523-0242 or visit www.ecbarranch.ca and don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, “EC Bar Ranch Trail Rides”, to keep up-to-date on news and special events happening at the Ranch.

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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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Waterton Shoreline Cruise

Waterton, Alberta
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Join us for a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks and the International Border. Bring your camera; tour boats make photographic and wildlife stops. Bald eagle, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats are often seen. The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local tour guides.The duration of the cruise is 2 and ¼ hours, which includes a ½ hour stop at Goat Haunt

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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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