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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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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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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Jamie Platz Family YMCA

Edmonton, Alberta

Located in Edmonton’s West End, Jamie Platz Family YMCA offers a host of programs and activities ranging from aquatics to Zumba.

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Travel Offers

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Guided River Rafting

Get your group together for a 2 or 5-hour raft trip on the Peace River. For larger groups kayaks and canoes can be added. All gear, instruction and shuttling included. Great for kids and non-paddlers who still want a fun float or paddle. Price is for up to 7 people.

Expires: 2020-10-01
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The Ultimate Guided Fishing Package

With this 4-night package, explore and experience the great fishing around the Athabasca region on local lakes and the mighty Athabasca River. Package includes accommodation, gear, some meals, transfers. Price is for two guests.

Expires: 2020-10-31
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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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Tours

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Western Canyoning Adventure

Cline River, Alberta
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Western Canyoning Adventure is here to bring you in some of the most epic places in the Canadian Rockies! While exploring these hidden pockets in the hills around Abraham Lake, you will get to challenge yourself rappelling, sliding, down-climbing and/or jumping into natural pools. All this, with fully certified guides who are here to make you feel comfortable and safe.The rush of cool mountain water, coupled with the rush of adrenaline and views rarely seen by others make for a truly unique mountain experience. There is a canyon for almost every level: from big water to nearly dry, and from big height to smaller rappels. Check out their website for more information and to book your tour online!

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Alberta Fishing Charters Inc.

Calgary, Alberta
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Alberta Fishing Charters Inc. offers fully guided fishing tours year-round in the summer and winter including Ice Fishing. The regions include Southern Alberta, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, and surrounding areas. There's rainbow trout, lake trout, northern pike, walleye waiting to be caught. Fishing guide, boat, equipment, rods & tackle included. Enjoy up to 7 hours of fishing per day!

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Events

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ITU World Triathlon Series | Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-08-17 to 2020-08-23 MST

The ITU World Triathlon Series welcomes everyone from elite athletes to first-time participants. With a number of competitions to suit all levels of athletes, the triathalon offers a welcoming environment and the chance to race the same course as Olympic and World Champions.

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New Horizon Co-op Family Day

Grande Prairie, Alberta
2020-02-16 to 2020-02-16 MST

Spend the day with your family at the Eastlink Centre and Coca-Cola Centre this Family Day weekend thanks to New Horizon Co-op. Enjoy free full facility access from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a free public skate from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 16th. Other activities include swimming, face painting and entertainment for all ages. There will also be special appearances from the Grande Prairie Storm and free refreshments provided by New Horizon Co-op.

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