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.

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Cardston Swimming Pool

Cardston, Alberta

In 2014, a large scale renovation of the pool basin was completed. The new basin now provides a six lane pool, with an attached wading pool, lazy river, and toddler pool. The pool is available for rentals. Bookings is only accepted between May and August. Call 403-653-3982 to book the pool or for information.

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William Lutsky Family YMCA

Edmonton, Alberta

No matter what your age or fitness level, there’s sure to be a program for you at the William Lutsky Family YMCA. Enjoy swimming, group fitness classes, volleyball, pickleball, badminton and more.

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Claresholm Aquatic Centre

Claresholm, Alberta
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The Claresholm Aquatic Centre offers a variety of aquatic programming as well as leisure swimming opportunities. Come for water fitness programs, swim lessons and birthday parties for people of all ages and abilities.

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Maligne Valley "Wonders of Jasper"

This tour includes a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk, a stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. Here you have the option of a guide cruise to the world famous "Spirit Island" (additional cost) or a gentle guided walk with your SunDog guide.

Expires: 2020-02-29
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Walleye Season

Walleye season is here and they are looking to feed before the ice comes. Call now to book a 4-8 hour trip. The colder the water the better. We will be in operation until there is ice.

Expires: 2019-11-30
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Banff Experience Package

Enjoy 3 of Banff's most popular activities for less. The Banff Experience includes a Banff sleigh ride, Banff snow tube pass and Banff Upper Hot Springs pass. Tours can be taken on separate days

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Canmore Fishing Adventures

Canmore, Alberta

Canmore Fishing Adventures provides guided fishing trips on the Bow River and surrounding lakes and streams. Full and half day trips are provided as well as day trips to the lower sections of the Bow River just south of Calgary. Choose to book a float trip in a flat bottom boat where access to pristine trout waters is easy, or a walk and wade trip where you will drive to locations and walk in to access some spectacular fishing holes. All gear is provided, this is a great adventure for anglers of all levels and anyone looking for a great day on the water.

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Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruise Co. Ltd.

Waterton, Alberta
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Enjoy a scenic cruise on Waterton Lake and cross the International border into Glacier National Park, Montana. View spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls, unusual geological formations and wildlife, while listening to professional, entertaining and educational commentary. Includes a half hour stop at Goat Haunt, Montana (June through mid-September). Shuttles to Crypt Lake trailhead are also available.

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Jasper Dive Adventures

Jasper, Alberta

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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