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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. 

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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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Bower Ponds Recreation

Red Deer, Alberta

We are a family friendly recreation company serving the public park of Bower Ponds. From paddle boating and water balls, to board games and grilled cheese sandwiches we offer a wide selection of family fun! For more details visit our website.

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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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Leisurely Paddle on the Peace

Get your family or friends together for a day of guided paddling. Enjoy lunch and snacks on the river and steak supper at our group site. Learn paddling skills, enjoy wildlife viewing, photography and hiking. All gear, shuttle and instruction included. Reduced rates for groups over 5 people.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Athabasca River Family Float Tour

Hinton Rafting Adventures offers family float tours and inflatable kayak tours down the historic Athabasca River. These daily tours are 3 hours in total duration. Excellent for toddlers to seniors. $74 per adult and 1/2 price for children.

Expires: 2018-09-03
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99 Ways to Play

Spend a magical summer vacation or winter holiday in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains. With a great rate and $99 activity credit per night, you're free to enjoy the many on-site activities, get pampered at our Spa, savour gourmet dining or discover new adventures just outside your cabin door.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Tours

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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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Incept Adventure Co.

Cardston, Alberta
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Nestled in the corner of beautiful South West Alberta & servicing the Waterton Lakes National park & Glacier National park area, Incept Adventure Co. is a fresh, vibrant and energetic outdoor pursuits company. Trained guides provide rafting, kayaking, and fishing adventures. Whether playing on the river with us, wrestling your next fish or learning from one of our training programs we have something for all.

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Nature Alive

Barrhead, Alberta

Nature Alive is a multifaceted family-run business offering numerous levels of survival courses, bushcraft courses, and outdoor education workshops, as well as guided canoe trips, guided winter camping trips, National and Provincial canoe certifications, recreational drum circle facilitation and Djembe instruction, all managed by our certified and experienced staff and partners.  Our one of a kind trips and courses take you through the limitless forests and waterways of Alberta, Canada. Our passion is to offer you a way to immerse yourself into exuberant whole living through exciting and invigorating courses, workshops, and community events.

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Events

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Paddle the Peace 2018

Peace River, Alberta
2018-08-18 to 2018-08-18 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.

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Nature Play Day

Lethbridge, Alberta
2018-06-09 to 2018-06-09 MST

Nature Play Day! At Henderson Lake! June 9 aat 12pm - 4pm. Come join the free festival. Everyone is welcome. So much fun to be had with outdoor games, loose parts playground, live music, hammocks, parkour, kayaking, crafts, pond dipping, food trucks and MORE ! Family fun for everyone to enjoy.

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Canada Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2018-07-01 to 2018-07-01 MST

Celebrate Canada Day in nature at Elk Island National Park! Imagine early explorers who navigated Canada’s rivers to map this expansive country as you explore the many islands of Astotin Lake in a canoe. Later spread a blanket and share a picnic with your family and friends as lively music fills the air. Lift your voice alongside fellow Canadians in singing the Canadian national anthem to celebrate the legacy of this beloved country.

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