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Looking for the best places to Rec Kayak in and around Kananaskis Village? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Rec Kayak in and around Kananaskis Village.

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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.

Area Sponsor

Aquabatics Calgary

Rec Kayak Trips or Routes

Kananaskis Village

South Boat Launch
Barrier Dam - A beautiful man made lake caused by the Barrier Dam on the Kananaskis River. 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.

Local Paddling Clubs

Paddle Junkies

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