Where to Kayak, Canoe & SUP in Calgary

Where to Kayak, Canoe & SUP in Calgary

AQ Staff
8 minute read

With over 20 years in the Calgary and area paddling community we figured that it is about time we put together a practical list of where to paddle in and around the Calgary area.  So, in conjunction with our community driven paddling location website Paddlingmaps.com here it is!  As you go through this list you can link out to Paddling Maps which has driving directions (from where you are), location information, local information and more.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and there are many more listed within the PaddlingMaps.com website.  For reference we have included paddling locations mainly within a 45 minute drive of Calgary (though some a little over an hour away). 

If you have some gem paddling spots we dont have listed we would love to see you add them on Paddlingmaps.com.

If the list below gets you excited to get out on the water, feel free to follow the links below for more information:

If you want some outdoors ideas for winter, checkout Where to Snowshoe In and Around Calgary.

Where to Kayak/SUP/Canoe around Calgary

Where to paddle in Calgary


Note:  There are many private residential lakes in and around Calgary.  These are all private and require you to be a local resident or friend of a resident.  Of you want really easy paddling access to these lakes, might be tome to consider a house move!




Note:  Obviously there is a lot of paddling further west.  We will include those locations in our upcoming "Where to paddle in Kananaskis Country" and "Where to kayak in Banff National Park" posts



Well, that is just a small sampling of the amazing paddling opportunities in and around the city of Calgary.  For more options and details simply go to PaddlingMaps.com and browse the region.  We hope this will provide loads of paddling based inspiration for this season and beyond

If you are looking to get more experience on the water our Calgary location (and Edmonton) offer a full range of kayak and SUP instructional programs.  We also offer rental kayaks, SUPs and gear to help get you out on the water in and around Calgary.

Feel free to contact us at either our Calgary or Edmonton locations for more information on product, rentals, courses or paddling information.

If you need some winter activity ideas, check out Where to Snowshoe In and Around Calgary.

Edmonton:  (p) 780 463-4892 (e) info@aquabaticsedmonton.com
Calgary:  (p) 403 288-9283  (e)  info@aqoutdoors.com

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