Every Saturday and Sunday paddle down the North Saskatchewan River from Devon to Edmonton. No paddling experience is necessary, you quickly learn to steer you canoe and the current takes you downstream. Paddle at your own speed and enjoy the views of North Saskatchewan River. Look at the city from a different perspective and you may see a wildlife in the urban environment..
Shuttle service is provided in this experience. See more information about it in the Need to Know tab.
This experience is perfect for couples, families with children, groups and individuals who are looking for outdoor things to do on a summer day in Edmonton and area.
This package is available on Saturday and Sunday only.
Season dates: June-September.
Your package includes:
1 canoe with 2 paddles, 1 life vest per person, including children 30 pounds and up, 1 small dry bag, 1 throw rope, 1 whistle, 1 bailer.
Remember to bring (optional):
Light shoes or sandals to wear in the canoe, extra shoes (dry) for the ride home, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, wind and/or rain jacket and pants, swim suit, towel, insect repellent, fleece jacket or wool sweater, lunch, water & other beverages, camera, binoculars, cell phone, toilet paper, garbage bags.
Note: If you are planning to stop at Big Island (full day only), there is no shelter, water or fire wood.
Participants meet at the parking lot next to the Groat Road Bridge at Emily Murphy Park in Edmonton (south shore of the river) at 9:00 am.
From there you will be taken on a bus to Devon (travel time is 45 minutes).
Your 2-person canoe will be waiting and you begin your journey down river at your leisure.
Expect to be back at your car in Emily Murphy Park by 5:00 pm.
Travel time: It is difficult to calculate the exact amount of time it will take for you to travel down the river. The river tends to run at different speeds depending on the flow of water at different times of year.
A waiver of liability and rental agreement has to be signed before starting your trip.
Listed price is per 2 persons per canoe.
Children accompanying 2 adults will have an additional charge of $25.00 per child.
Prior reservation of minimum 24 hours before the the trip is required for this experience.
Emily Murphy Park, (south shore of the river),
11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW, Edmonton, Alberta.