Paddles, Rafts & Scenic Floats

Explore the North Saskatchewan River or the region’s lakes

Get on the water this summer, whether you’re looking for the excitement of chasing rapids or to slow down to enjoy the views you just can’t get otherwise.

The North Saskatchewan River between Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House is the perfect place for family-friendly river rafting and HeLa Ventures offers tours throughout the season.

The upper section of the river, between Banff National Park and Abraham Lake, offers some of the most amazing landscapes with wildflowers, peaks and glaciers. Join Nordegg Adventures for a scenic float this summer.

Hiking along Survey Hill on the Kootenay Plains
Hiking along Survey Hill on the Kootenay Plains
Hiking along the David Thompson Highway

Looking to head out on your own? Nordegg Adventures has some inflatable kayaks available to rent and HeLa Ventures offers shuttles and canoe rentals in the Horburg area.

HeLa Ventures also offers information on the North Saskatchewan River between the Forestry Trunk Road and Rocky Mountain House on their website. Another great source of information for those planning to paddle the river is the book Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers. Finally, make sure to check the current flow levels on rivers.alberta.ca before you go.

Water Safety

Self-guided paddling on the North Saskatchewan River or Abraham Lake are advanced adventures suitable for those who have the proper equipment and skills. While the water may appear calm, both of these have many hidden hazards that make them dangerous for unprepared visitors.

Fish Lake and Goldeye Lake are better options for those novice paddlers or those looking for a float on a hot summer day.

Whitewater Rafting

All tours and activities bookings are handled by Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake and tours like these are offered by local partners. Most bookings require a minimum of 2 days’ notice, contact us for last-minute options.

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Scenic Floats

All tours and activities bookings are handled by Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake and tours like these are offered by local partners. Most bookings require a minimum of 2 days’ notice, contact us for last-minute options.

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Gear Rentals

All tours and activities bookings are handled by Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake and tours like these are offered by local partners. Most bookings require a minimum of 2 days’ notice, contact us for last-minute options.

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