Kananaskis Country is a pretty incredible place. Only 40 minutes or so from the major city of Calgary, it is picturesque, dramatic and has outdoor recreation opportunities to satisfy all walks of outdoor people.
Given we know paddling, we thought we would share some of the places we really enjoy getting on the water in this fantastic provincial park!
Below is a short list of places to paddle in 'K' Country. If you click on the PaddlingMaps.com
links it will take you to full location descriptions with maps, gps waypoints (downloadable when logged in), local knowledge and much more.
This is by no means an exhaustive list and there are many more listed within the PaddlingMaps.com
website. The site is driven by community members, so, 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:
Where to Kayak/SUP/Canoe in Kananaskis Country
WHERE TO PADDLE IN KANANASKIS COUNTRY
(THE CALGARY SIDE - HIGHWAY 40)
- Barrier Dam: Amazing mountain scenery, generally quiet midweek or when weather isn't super hot. Weekends and hot days the launch can be a bit of a zoo. In the summer months Kananaskis Outfitters provide rentals on site at the boat launch.
- Wedge Pond: A very small, protected lake that gets surprisingly warm in the summer months. Great views and an amazing picnic location. An excellent paddling destination for those with younger kids.
- Sibbald Lake: A very small, mountain lake with a nearby campground that is good for a short paddle. Popular for fishing and another great place to paddle with kids.
- Kananaskis River (Not for Beginners): The Kananaskis River below barrier dam provides Class II to III sections of whitewater. These are suitable for experienced whitewater kayakers, canoeists and SUP paddlers only. Check out our lessons for an idea of how to start exploring whitewater.
Well, that is just a small sampling of the amazing paddling opportunities in and around Kananaskis Country. 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.
Edmonton: (p) 780 463-4892 (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
Calgary: (p) 403 288-9283 (e) email@example.com