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Looking for the best places to Rec Kayak in and around Okotoks? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Rec Kayak 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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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).
Sheep River above Okotoks
Sheep River - A nice float through the country upstream of Okotoks. Low volume, winding through the foothills. There is a single significant ledge that is easy to see and portage, otherwise the whole trip is class I.

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