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Canoeing & Kayaking Summer Outdoor Activities

The only sound is water gently lapping at the side of your boat and trickling off your paddle as you slice through the turquoise water. The blissful quiet is broken by fish splashing on the surface and the call of a loon. Paddling on Alberta’s scenic lakes and rivers is a day with nature at its finest. Learn a traditional mode of transportation essential to aboriginals, early explorers and fur traders. Pack a picnic and paddle out to a distant shore or take on Alberta’s only backcountry canoe circuit. Step up your fitness, step into a kayak, and run some whitewater.

Must-do birding destinations in the Peace River Region

Anne Vos Peace River Frontier Tours

Maybe you're not a serious birder, but you can still enjoy the thrill of rare and not-so rare bird sightings in Alberta's north. All four of the major North American flyways (bird migration routes) converge on the northern boreal forest.

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Canoeing Moraine Lake Banff National Park
Canoeing on Moraine Lake
Canoeing in Lakeland
Lakeland Provincial Park

Summer Rain in the Boreal Forest

Ellen Criss Slave Lake Region

Holidays in rainy weather need not be boring. There are lots of things to do in the Slave Lake region for children and adults, rain or shine.

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High Level Canoes and Kayaks

Lethbridge, Alberta

We are Southern Alberta's largest Canoe, Kayak and SUP store. We have over 300 boats and boards in stock. We have all of the gear to get you started and keep you going. High Level Canoes and Kayaks is a family owned business that has a love for the outdoors. Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding are wonderful ways to see amazing sites. Southern Alberta is a great place to paddle whether you are out for an afternoon float or a whitewater experience.

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Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
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Walk in the footsteps of Aboriginal Peoples, fur traders and David Thompson, the greatest land geographer that ever lived. Kayak in the North Saskatchewan river and indulge the imagination at four authentic fur trading post locations. Explore the peaceful 7 km of nature trails, play in a miniature fort, and marvel at a heritage bison herd. Tipi and trapper tent camping is available.

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Up the Creek Kayaks and Canoes

Bonnyville, Alberta

The Lakeland's locally owned and operated paddling sports store. Selling quality kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), skimboards, vehicle racks, and many accessories. Whether you're looking for fun, fitness, fishing or just relaxation our friendly, knowledgeable advice will ensure you get the watercraft that will suit your needs and provide you with years of enjoyable paddling experiences. Contact us for store hours. Get off the shore, get out and explore!

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Happy Hour on the River

Take your mind off the job and unwind with us. On summer weekdays after work, you drift through the Edmonton downtown river valley in either a kayak or 2-person canoe. Paddle as much or as little as you like and take in this unique view of Edmonton. $80/canoe for 2.

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Play for Five Nights Pay for Four in Lake Louise

This season enjoy your fifth night free and a $200 resort credit during your next Lake Louise vacation! This package invites adventurers of all ages and abilities to explore Banff National Park from its base camp, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Price reflects min. 5-nt. stay for 2 guests.

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Peaks and Paddle

Get back to nature and explore the Bow River on a canoe tour before reaching new heights on the Banff Sightseeing Chairlift. Prices are per person. Chairlift can be substituted for a gondola pass at an additional cost.

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Haskin Canoe

Edmonton, Alberta

Haskin Canoe offers year round adventures and courses throughout Alberta. Specializing in voyageur canoe tours, our company is also recognized as one of Paddle Canada’s leading canoe certification providers. In winter be sure to try one of our guided snowshoeing tours in Elk Island National Park, just outside of Edmonton.

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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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Canadian Wilderness School & Expeditions

Canmore, Alberta
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As a small adventure company based out of Canmore Alberta our focus at the C.W.S.X is on creating incredible experiences through small group adventures. With group sizes of 2 - 14 participants we specialize not only in unique adventure trips but also in outdoor educational programs and extended expeditions.

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Paddle the Peace 2017

Peace River, Alberta
2017-08-19 to 2017-08-19 MST

Enjoy a scenic paddle along the mighty Peace River while listening to the sound of the paddle as it moves smoothly through the water, then a stop at Strong Creek for a delicious and complimentary lunch, finishing the beautiful day with prizes. Limited spaces available for this amazing event! Visit our Facebook Page for more info, or search Paddle the Peace on EventBrite to purchase your tickets!

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Family Fun Day Blue Ridge Recreation Area

Woodlands, Alberta
2017-07-22 to 2017-07-22 MST

Blue Ridge Family Fun Day - July 22, 2017. This special, free, family focused event is held at the Blue Ridge Recreation Area just 5 kilometres outside of the hamlet of Blue Ridge (north on Highway 658). This day is designed for fun and for learning. Come enjoy all the nature games, crafts, face painting, paddle boats and more! Hot dogs, freezies and drinks are provided. Join us anytime from 11:0 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to make memories with your family and friends!

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-07-15 to 2017-07-15 MST

Get back to nature this Parks Day at Elk Island National Park. With musical performances, children and adult alike will experience nature like never before. Try your hand at Learn-To activities including fire building, pemmican making and canoeing. Come out to Elk Island National Park and experience the great Canadian tradition of a day at the park with your friends and family.

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