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Looking for the best places to Canoe in and around Nordegg? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Canoe in and around Nordegg.

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Diverse is how we would best describe the paddling in this mountain/prairie province. In the west of the province runs are characterized by beautiful backdrops, continuous rivers and cold water. Everything from mellow multi day floats in national parks to hairy class V creeking is available in the west. As you move further east the gradient drops but there are still plentiful paddling options for those looking to float mellow rivers in really unique surroundings. It is a huge province so don't neglect to look north and south too. A very worthwhile paddling destination in it's own right.

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Canoe Trips or Routes


Forestry trunk road (Brazeau River camp ground)
Brazeau River - 110 km. Starting at the campground take out at the Brazeau Dam day use area boat launch. Continuous big waves and pushy corners. Class 2-3 Finishing with a canyon, water falls and hoodoos @ ~20km. River then becomes braided with complex channels, blind corners and midstream obstacles lasting ~40 km. River continues to be braided but less challenging as it slows and enters the reservoir. Long paddle across the lake to the boat launch.

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Paddle Junkies

whitewater kayaking club focused on bridging the gap for adult beginner, novice and intermediate kayaking in Calgary and surrounding area