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

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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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Okotoks

Okotoks
Sheep River - The sheep heading out of Okotoks is overlooked as a starter rapid run, as it has a number of small easy rapid, but a great place for an easy paddle, with some small short rapids, a couple ledges and lots of open flat water float sections too (after each major rapid too).
Hwy 2 to Lynnwood Ranch
Sheep River - A good beginner run, with lots of short Class I rapids, a few good ledges for surfing and pretty good flow on the sheep, so not much paddling required. A few wide sections get real shallow, but there is typically a channel along an edge with small rapids to make it through clear. At about 1.5km, take the left channel at the island. Then at around 3.15km, take the river right around another island.

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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