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

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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

Touring Kayak Trips or Routes

Cochrane

North Boat Launch
Ghost Reservoir - The Ghost Reservoir is a large (by Alberta standards) man made lake, caused by the Ghost Dam on the Bow River. It is a great lake to paddle on due to it's size, though is prone to sudden weather/wind changes and sees pretty heavy motorized craft use.
South Boat Launch
Ghost Reservoir - The Ghost Reservoir is a large (by Alberta standards) man made lake, caused by the Ghost Dam on the Bow River. It is a great lake to paddle on due to it's size, though is prone to sudden weather/wind changes and sees pretty heavy motorized craft use.

Resources

Kelseys Caravan

(403) 978-9334

Cochrane, Alberta

https://kelseyscaravan.com/

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