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

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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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Touring Kayak Trips or Routes

Cold Lake

North Boat Launch
Bourque Lake - Perfect escape for the day or the weekend! I paddled the entire lake and it was a blast, took 4 hours. Full of wildlife, and interesting bays to paddle into. Lots of available camping around the lake, unmonitored and free to use. Used manly by the locals. Well worth the trip.
Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast at Long Bay
Cold Lake - When most report on Cold Lake, they note it’s size (it’s big and open), clean and clear water, and cold (it’s also deep). Most are unaware that the largely hidden southern bays of the lake are world class bird nesting grounds. There is a good day of paddling in Long Bay birding, picknicking, and wading on “the sandbar” that separates this serene area from the main lake.

Resources

Hamilton House Remote Cabin Retreat

780 594 7257

cherry grove, ab

https://hamiltonhouse.com/

Wicked Watersports Rentals

(780) 545-0938

1915 1 Ave, Cold Lake, AB T9M 1E4

https://www.wickedwatersportrentals.ca/

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