Pembina River - With leadership this is a good beginner run not too far from Edmonton. Many Edmonton Clubs use this as an intro to Whitewater run. The put-in is a bit of a grunt as you need to hike your boats down several hundred meters of steep path. There is some nice scenery as the river is in a deeply incised Valley. There are lots of opportunities to work on eddy turns and ferries as you work your way down the river.