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Canoeing & Kayaking Summer Outdoor Activities

The rowing machine at the gym? It’s nothing like that. Swap the euro-dance hits with soft and rippling waves in the wake of a beaver. That’s more like it. Canoeing was commuting before Canada was a thing. And if you want something more high-energy, kayaking and rafting is like a real-life log ride down the river. • Do this: There are travellers, and then there are voyageurs. Book a half-day canoe trip on Jasper’s Pyramid Lake. Epic views, no experience needed. • Whitewater: Getting drenched to the skin doesn't get any more exciting. Navigate the cool waters of a mountain river with an experienced guide. 

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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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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The Banff Canoe Club

Banff, Alberta
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Canoeing on the Bow River is the quintessential Canadian activity; a peaceful way to explore Banff National Park. Rent a canoe or kayak from the Banff Canoe Club, or join one of our Interpretive Guided Voyageur Tours where you will be entertained with stories of the past, the history of canoeing and interesting local facts. No paddling experience is necessary. The canoe docks can be found just a short walk from downtown Banff.

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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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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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Guided River Trips

Peace River, Alberta
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Our summer guided paddling trips include all food, gear, and shuttling. Most are suitable for beginner paddlers. Join our scheduled excursions into the Peace River wilderness, or ask about a custom one day trip for a leisurely taste of paddling. Lots of campfire camaraderie, skill building, and photography opportunities await. Ask us about our airport shuttle service.

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Wild Current Outfitters Guided Canoe

Jasper, Alberta
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The Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure is an excellent way to start or finish your day in Jasper National Park. Wild Current specializes in small group, unique canoe adventures in a hand crafted canoe for couples, friends and families. Our guests often tell us they are blown away by the numerous snow-capped peaks that surround them, and the chance to see wildlife that call the area home. Private and custom tours are available. Canoe rentals and outfitting available for any lake in Jasper National Park. Multi day trips available on Maligne Lake and Snake Indian River.

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