Paddles, Rafts & Scenic Floats
EXPLORE THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER AND 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 upper section of the North Saskatchewan River, between Banff National Park and Abraham Lake, offers some of the most amazing landscapes with rugged peaks, glaciers, hidden lakes and wildflowers. Join Nordegg Adventures for a scenic float this summer.
The North Saskatchewan River between Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House offers some of the best canoe tripping in Alberta and family friendly rafting opportunities. HeLa Ventures offers rafting tours near Rocky Mountain House throughout the summer season.
Looking to head out on your own? Nordegg Adventures has some inflatable kayaks available to rent and HeLa Ventures offers canoe rentals and shuttles for trips along the North Saskatchewan River between Nordegg and Drayton Valley.
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.
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.
All tours and activities bookings are handled by Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake and tours like these are offered by local experience providers. Most bookings require a minimum of 2 days’ notice, contact us for last-minute options.