Canoeing & Kayaking 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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Snye Point Park

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Snye Point Park is popular public location for community gatherings and leisurely afternoons. The park and the Snye Amenities Building are located on Fort McMurray’s riverfront where the Snye River and Clearwater River meet, an area ideal for canoeing and kayaking. The park features green space, two beach volleyball courts, pathways, play structure, seating areas and a public boat launch. Snye Point Park is located close to a public soccer field, playground and the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.

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Up the Creek Kayaks and Canoes

Bonnyville, Alberta

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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Bower Ponds Recreation

Red Deer, Alberta

We are a family friendly recreation centre serving the public park of Bower Ponds. From paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking and water balls, to ice skating, board games and hot chocolate, we offer a wide selection of family fun! For more details visit our website.

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99 Ways to Play in Jasper

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 the Spa, savour gourmet dining or discover new adventures just outside your cabin door.

Expires: 2020-10-01
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Spring Into Wellness Retreat May 24-28, 2020

Luxury, health & wellness, adventure and everything in between! Join Evolve Retreat Co. for our 5-day Spring Into Wellness retreat in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Get a fresh outlook on your health and fitness and learn how to live your best possible life.

Expires: 2020-05-28
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Adventures in Yoga

Drumheller, Alberta

Adventures in Yoga strives to connect a community of like minds to adventure, nature, and one another. They are an inclusive community of active people who enjoy feisty adventures and new experiences close to home. They offer experiences that inspire you to go at your everyday life with meaning and gusto, and leave you with the invigorating feelings that come with living an adventurous life. They have spent their lives seeking those moments in the most beautiful, inspiring or interesting places and now, they are pleased as peach to share them with you!

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Red Deer River Adventures

Drumheller, Alberta

Red Deer River Adventures offers kayak and canoe rentals, plus guided tours of the scenic Red Deer River valley. The region’s stunning scenery and unique geology, rich with fossils, can be explored on two-hour, half-day or full-day tours that follow the path of the dinosaurs through the Canadian Badlands in central Alberta. From the water, wildlife lovers can spot bald eagles, herons, pelicans, song birds, deer and the occasional coyote along the shore. Tours begin from Newcastle Park, but shuttle service to designated pick-up and drop-off points is also available. More of a landlubber? Electric bikes are also available to rent. Riders don’t have to use the electric boost, but the assisted power does come in handy when powering up hills or covering longer distances.

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Aquabatics Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
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With the Canadian Rockies nearby, Aquabatics Calgary is ideally positioned to be Canada’s leading paddlesports retail and education facility. Aquabatics Calgary helps both beginners and accomplished paddlers improve technique and learn to tour different locales by offering lessons, including tours in the Kananaskis. They strive to offer a high-quality, personalized experience with a focus on safety, skill development and fun. They also offer paddlesports rentals.

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