Check this out! Hiking one day, rafting the next day and camping in between, with a Steak BBQ thrown in for good measure. All these is taking place at Ya Ha Tinda, Red Deer River and The Mukwah Tours Campground. Can it get any better than that? Not a chance!
Day One – Hiking
You start out with our Ya Ha Tinda Hike, Ya Ha Tinda means high prairie in the Cree language. Today it is a wildlife sanctuary, where wildlife abounds, and Elk herds dwell in the winter months. It is also the location of Parks Canada’s horse ranch, where they raise and train horses for back country service in Canada’s park system. A Ya Ha Tinda hike includes a visit of two waterfalls and the opportunity of experiencing the natural waterslides. It’s not just a hike, but a memory that will linger with you for years to come.
After the end of the first day you can relax and sit around the camp fire or in the hot tub and taking in the Alberta foothills scenery, while your Steak BBQ will be prepared. A great way for you to cap off the day.
Day Two – White Water Rafting
After lunch you get set to tackle a water rafting trip.
A half day (4½ hours) on the Red Deer River with exposure to several classes of rapids from 2 to 4, Rafting the rapids of the Upper Red Deer River, where each ‘hit’ in the rapids is an exhilarating experience. With names like Gooseberry, S Bends, The Nationals, Rock Garden, and Sauna Hole.
Steak BBQ is provided.
This package includes: life jacket, wet suit, helmet, wet boots and gloves for water rafting trip.
Children age of 6 and older can participate in water rafting but not in a high water season.
Need to bring your own camping tent.
Must sign a waver.
Tip: bring a waterproof case for your camera, extra clothing, towel, sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Available from end of May to begining of September.