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Ed note: Entries for lengthy Routes passing through more than one region are posted at
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 09&t=35846

Ed note: The limit of 60,000 characters required three posts for the South Saskatchewan and Milk basins.
Post 1 of 3 (this post).
Bow subbasin
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=37128
Post 2 of 3.
Red Deer subbasin
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 09&t=41903
Post 3 of 3.
Oldman subbasin, South Saskatchewan subbasin and Milk basin
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 09&t=41904

Canoeing around Edmonton. Online, Notes, Photos.
Ed notes:
1. The title is not to be taken literally.
2. I have posted full Route descriptions for some of the destinations.
3. List of destinations (13 June 2015):
Annette Lake, Astotin Lake, Banff National Park, Big Lake, Blackstrap Lake (Saskatoon), Chickakoo Lake, Cooking Lake, Elk Island National Park, Hastings Lake, Jarvis Lake, Jasper, Jurassic Forest, Kettle Lake, Lac Beauvert, Lake Edith, Lake Louise, Obed Lake, Pyramid Lake, Saskatchewan, Sturgeon River, Talbot Lake, Telford Lake, Vermilion Lakes, West Yellowhead, Wizard Lake.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Bow subbasin

Contents. Most of Banff National Park (a small part lies in the Red Deer basin), Bow River, Elbow River, Highwood River, Kananaskis Lakes and Kananaskis River, Sheep River.


Start Banff National Park subregion.

Banff National Park. Information.
Ed note: In order to avoid splitting information, Bow River Routes inside the park are posted separately below, under Bow River.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_E.asp
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visi ... top10.aspx
http://travelalberta.com/Places%20to%20 ... 0Park.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banff_National_Park
http://www.friendsofbanff.com/
http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/alber ... /index.htm
http://www.icefieldsparkway.ca/Travel_Cards.pdf
http://www.banff.ca/index.aspx?NID=523
http://www.banff.com/banff-national-par ... park.shtml
https://www.google.ca/search?q=banff+na ... 66&bih=675
Backcountry Visitors' Guide.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... tiv33.aspx
Paddling information, Banff area.
http://www.banff.ca/activities-events/s ... -kayak.htm
Paddling video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTxXcA9W2c
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Vermilion Lakes. Information.
Lake Louise.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... ouise.aspx
http://www.banfflakelouise.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Louise_%28Alberta%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Louise,_Alberta
http://www.discoverlakelouise.com/
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/l ... louise.htm
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Lake_Lo ... Louise.htm
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Plain_o ... aciers.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=lake+lou ... 66&bih=675
Moraine Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moraine_Lake
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Moraine ... 20Lake.htm
http://travel.ca.msn.com/canada/photoga ... 140&page=3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qzHLZU2_9g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9lYWb6oTeE
http://www.discoverlakelouise.com/itine ... elake.html
http://www.geotourismcanada.com/documents/662.aspx
https://www.google.ca/search?q=moraine+ ... 66&bih=675
Lake Minnewanka.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Minnewanka
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Lake_Mi ... ewanka.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Lake+Min ... 66&bih=675
Vermilion Lakes.
http://albertatravel.org/Vermilion_Lakes.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion_Lakes
http://www.albertaeh.ca/banff-national- ... lakes.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Vermilio ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Louise. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: trailpeak.
Content: General description; the main purpose of the entry is to alert paddlers to the opportunity.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Lake-Lou ... nff-AB-345
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 3 to 5 km each. Less than 1 day each.
Comments: Novice lake paddling, except for the risk of strong winds. Spectacular mountain scenery.
Ed note: Emerald Lake lies in Yoho NP, British Columbia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Lake
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lake Minnewanka. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 21 km. 1 day.
Comments: Novice lake paddling, except for risk of strong winds. Wilderness camping with great mountain scenery. Side trips possible; lots of hiking.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Moraine Lake. Online, Photos, Map.
Location: “Eldon”. West and a bit north of Banff, west of the Trans-Canada Hwy.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: transmorphist.
Route description: Day trip (“2.0 miles”) on the lake.
Title at source: Moraine Lake, Canada.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=74556
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Vermilion Lakes. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 5 km (one way). Less than 1 day.
Comments: Novice lake paddling. Wonderful mountain vistas, often good wildlife viewing.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Vermilion Lakes and Bow River.
Source: paddling.net
Author: stoness.
Route description: Vermilion Lakes, noname river, Bow River confluence, upstream ½ hour, return to start.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?899
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

End Banff National Park subregion.

Bow River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_River
http://www.environment.alberta.ca/apps/ ... px?Basin=8
http://wsow.brbc.ab.ca/index.php?option ... &Itemid=83
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/riv ... ns.asp?s=4
http://brk.kobblefish.com/about-river
http://www.albertaecotrust.com/partner/brbc
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... /bow-river
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... /Bow-River
https://www.google.ca/search?q=bow+rive ... 66&bih=675
Parks Canada. Canoeing the Bow River.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... oeing.aspx
Some paddling information.
These links provide insufficient information to qualify as Route entries but perhaps are of interest to paddlers.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Bow-Rive ... ry-AB-1177
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Fish-Cre ... ry-AB-6969
Lake Louise town.
Please consult the entry filed above under Lake Louise ... Information.
Castle Junction and Castle Mountain.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Junction
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... astle.aspx
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/c ... untain.htm
http://www.peakfinder.com/peakfinder.AS ... alberta%29
http://hikealberta.com/hike/cat/castle- ... n-junction
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Castle-M ... ff-AB-1846
http://www.ghosttowns.com/canada/albert ... ntain.html
Banff.
Please consult also the entries filed under Banff National Park. Information.
http://www.banff.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banff,_Alberta
http://www.banff.com/
http://banff.mobi/pc/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=banff&cl ... 66&bih=675
Canmore.
http://www.canmore.ca/
http://www.canmorealberta.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canmore,_Alberta
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/20 ... n-alberta/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=canmore+ ... 66&bih=675
Dead Man’s Flats.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Man%2 ... s,_Alberta
http://www.albertacentennial.ca/history ... d=244.html
http://www.deadmansflats.worldweb.com/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Dead+Man ... 66&bih=675
Seebe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seebe,_Alberta
http://albertaventure.com/2005/04/the-valley-of-ghosts/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=seebe+al ... 66&bih=675
Ghost Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Lake_%28Alberta%29
http://www.ghostlakerecreations.com/
http://www.ghostlakerecreations.com/con ... t-lake.php
http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alb ... number=110
http://albertaparks.ca/ghost-reservoir.aspx
http://www.geotourismcanada.com/documents/873.aspx
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/photos/alberta ... 58709.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=ghost+la ... 66&bih=675
Cochrane.
http://www.cochrane.ca/municipal/toc/we ... endocument
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochrane,_Alberta
https://www.google.ca/search?q=cochrane ... 66&bih=675
Calgary.
http://www.calgary.ca/SitePages/cocis/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary
http://www.visitcalgary.com/
http://www.calgarystampede.com/
http://www.calgarychamber.com/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=calgary& ... 66&bih=675
Carseland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carseland,_Alberta
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River at Banff.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BB001
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River at Calgary.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BH004
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River at Cohrane.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BH005
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River at Lake Louise.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BA001
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River below Bassano Dam.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BM004
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River below Carseland Dam.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BM002
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River Development Main Canal below headgates.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BM021
Environment Canada Water Office. Bow River near the mouth.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BN012
Environment Canada Water Office. Ghost River above Waiparous Creek,
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BG010
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow valley parks, PRAs, PNAs, etc. Information.
You will find relevant parks at the Alberta Parks site; I have posted a few of the many links below.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparks ... erved.aspx
Please consult also the Banff National Park Information entry, above.
Bow Valley Provincial Park, etc.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-pp.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=29
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... -camp:6658
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_Valley_Provincial_Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=bow+vall ... 66&bih=675
Bow Valley PRAs and PNAs.
Ed note: Some parks are listed as Provincial Recreation Areas (PRAs); and there are also Provincial Natural Areas (PRAs).
I saw the following at Toporama but gave up trying to document them: Bow River PRA, Canmore Flats PRA and Lac des Arcs PRA. But I did find the following links.
Ghost Reservoir PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=50
Wildcat Island PNA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=522
More links, far from complete.
http://www.bowvalleycampgrounds.com/
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/B ... ground.htm
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... -camp:6658
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/B ... ground.htm
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/E ... ground.htm
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/L ... ground.htm
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/T ... ground.htm
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/W ... ground.htm
Fish Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/fish-creek.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_Creek_Provincial_Park
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=45
http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/07/01/de ... -to-repair
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Fish+Cre ... 66&bih=675
Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/wyndham-carseland.aspx
http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/06/26/fl ... ncial-park
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... nds_id=111
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyndham-Ca ... ncial_Park
http://srd.alberta.ca/RecreationPublicU ... fault.aspx
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Wyndham- ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Features.
Ed note: Known access/egress points are in bold. My intention, perhaps not always realised, was to sort Route entries by access point, in downstream order; in cases where the same access point was used, the intention was to sort by egress point. .
Bow Lake, creek confluences (Helen, Mosquito, Noseeum, Hector), outlet from Hector Lake, RR bridge, Hwy 1 bridge, RR bridge, Pipestone River confluence,
Lake Louise town, bridges, Hwy 1 bridge, Temple, Moraine Creek confluence, Baker Creek confluence, Eldon, Taylor Creek confluence,
Castle Junction and bridge, Altrude and Silverton Creek confluences, Castle Mountain, Johnston and Redearth Creek confluences, Massive, Ranger Creek confluence, Mule Shoe Lake, Sawback, Hwy 1 bridge, Sundance Creek confluence, Vermilion Lakes, Echo Creek confluence,
Banff, Tunnel Mountain, Bow Falls, Spray River confluence, Cascade River confluence, Carrot Creek confluence, Harvie Heights,
Canmore, Canmore Creek confluence, Policeman Creek confluence, Hwy 1 bridge, Bow River PRA, Canmore Flats PNA,
Dead Man’s Flats, Lac des Arcs, Exshaw and Lac des Arcs PRA, Kananaskis, Bow Valley PP, Kananaskis Dam, Kananaksis River confluence and
Seebe, Horseshoe Falls, Old Fort Creek confluence, Morley bridge,
Ghost Lake, Ghost Reservoir PRA, Ghost River confluence, Spencer Creek confluence, Wildcat Island PNA, creek confluences (Beaupré, Grand Valley), Mitford, creek confluences (McLennan, Horse, Jumpingpound), Hwy 22 bridge, Bighill Creek confluence and
Cochrane, Glenbow, Bearspaw, Bowness Park,
Calgary, Fish Creek PP, Hwy 2 bridge, Highwood River confluence, … . Caution: Carseland weir is near here; past
Carseland, Hwy 24 bridge, past Bartstow, West and East Arrowwood Creek confluences and Hwy 547 bridge, Rte 842 bridge, ferry, Bassano Dam, Hwy 539 bridge and Bow City, past Scandia, Hwy 36 bridge, Rte 875 bridge, RR bridge (Cecil), Hwy 524 bridge, Grand Forks and the South Saskatchewan River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Hwy 93 (?) to Grand Forks. Guide.
MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary.
Route description: Hwy 93, Bow River features, Grand Forks.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Lake Louise to Castle Junction. Online.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: Myrl.
Route description: Bow River features.
http://ww2.trailcafe.com:8020/canoeing/ ... n_Jcn.html
From
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... =9&t=17468
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Lake Louise to Banff. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 63 km. Less than 1 day to 3 days.
River comments: Fast river with whitewater reaches for skilled and intermediate paddlers; log jams and sweepers.
General comments: Mountain scenery; fun paddling in fast, clear water; great wildlife viewing.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Lake Louise to Canmore. Online, Guide.
Source: Parks Canada, Canoeing the Bow River.
Three reaches: Lake Louise to Castle Junction; Castle Junction to Banff; Bow Falls to Canmore.
Route description: Bow River features.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... v28/c.aspx
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Banff. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: Joe O'Blenis.
Route description: Day trip; 9 km upstream from Canoe Docks in Banff to Trans Canada Highway bridge; return.
Title at source: Bow River/Banff Alberta.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Bow-Rive ... ff-AB-2838
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Banff to Canmore. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 28 km. Usually 1 day.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers; watch for log jams and sweepers.
General comments: Good scenery, good wildlife viewing.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Banff to below Canmore. Online, Map.
Ed note: Map only.
Location: “Banff.”
Source: Every Trail.
Author: mhsundstrom.
Route description (“17.1 miles”): Banff (below falls) to Trans-Canada Hwy bridge (downstream from Canmore).
Title at source: Bow River Kayaking.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1195871
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Canmore to McKinnon Flats. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: Nica.:
Ed note: Start point was near Policeman Creek, downstream from Canmore.
Title at source: Middle Bow River.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Middle-B ... ry-AB-6888
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Dead Man's Flats to Seebe. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 21 km. Half day to one day.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers, with log jams; avoid at high flow rates.
General comments: Great mountain scenery.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Ghost Dam to Cochrane. Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Ghost Dam (below Ghost Lake), Spencer Creek, Wildcat, Wildcat Island PNA, creek confluences (Beaupré and Grand Valley), Mitford, creek confluences (Horse, McLennan and Jumpingpond), Hwy 22, Cochrane.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... chrane.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Ghost Dam to Carseland. Guide.
Extract from Paddle Alberta description:
Middle Bow River — NOVICE to NOVICE+. Class I - I+
Features spruce and aspen forests to rolling grasslands. From Ghost Dam through Cochrane, Calgary then Policeman’s Flats, the Highwood River, McKinnon Flats and on to Carseland. Includes the Lower Elbow River. Ghost Dam to the Gas Plant is the most technical stretch. Be aware of the Weirs in Calgary and Carseland.
Ed note: Available for purchase at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/paddling/maps.asp
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Calgary area. Online, Notes.
Source: paddling.net
Route description: Bearspaw Dam to Princess Island Park; danger below.
Author: Scott Stoness.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?890
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Calgary area; Bowness Park to Fish Creek Dam. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 40 km. Half day to 1 day.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Another way to see Calgary, maybe the best; spots to play and practice.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Calgary. Online, Notes, Photos, Map, GPS.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: Park2.
Route description (20 km): Bowness Park to “Pierce Estate Park (Fish Hatchery) or Eau Claire downtown”.
Title at source: Bow River - Calgary Float.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Bow-Rive ... ry-AB-2560
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Calgary area. Online, Map.
Ed note: Map only.
Location: “Calgary.”
Source: Every Trail.
Author: LtCalgary.
Route description (“2.0 miles”): Day trip on the river.
Title at source: Kayak/Hike Bowness.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2014620
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Calgary to Carseland weir. Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Fish Creek PP, Highwood River, Johnson Island (left channel), Carseland weir.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... seland.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River. Calgary area to Carseland area. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Location: “Calgary.”
Source: Every Trail.
Author: Phil_J.
Route description (“33 miles”): Rte 22X below Fish Creek PP (Calgary), Bow River features, Wyndham-Carseland PP (upstream from Rte 24 bridge).
Title at source: Bow River - 22X (Fish Creek) to Johnson's Island.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1695199
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bow River in winter; ice canoeing. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Geoff Danysk.
Route description: Bow River (Calgary area) and St Lawrence River, in the ice.
Title at source: Ice Canoeing: Hooked on Fun.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elbow River. Information and Features.
Tributary of the Bow River, entering it at Calgary (Victoria Park, Ramsay).
http://www.kayaktohell.com/rivers/alberta/south/elbow
http://www.braggcreek.ca/kananaskis/elbowriver.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbow_River
http://www.erwp.org/
http://www.albertaecotrust.com/node/529
http://www.aendirectory.ca/directory/group/1233
http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/elbow.html
Elbow Valley map.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/767887 ... valley.pdf
Bragg Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bragg-creek.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bragg_Cree ... ncial_Park
http://www.visitbraggcreek.com/visiting ... to-do.html
Glenmore Reservoir.
http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/P ... rvoir.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenmore_Reservoir
http://globalnews.ca/news/581338/glenmo ... er-notice/
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Glenmore ... ry-AB-1203
http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alb ... number=112
http://www.todocanada.ca/glenmore-reser ... more-park/
http://www.savvymom.ca/index.php/newsle ... _your_boat
https://www.google.ca/search?q=glenmore ... 66&bih=675
Elbow Falls PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/elbow-falls.aspx
Elbow River PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/elbow-river/ ... afety.aspx
Elbow River Launch PRA.
http://www.parks.gov.ab.ca/elbow-river- ... afety.aspx
Elbow-Sheep Wildland PP.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/elbow-sheep.aspx
http://albertaparks.ca/media/2912/319.PDF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbow-Shee ... ncial_Park
http://kananaskis.ca/elbow-sheep-wildla ... cial-park/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Elbow-Sh ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Elbow River at Bragg Creek.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BJ004
Environment Canada Water Office. Elbow River at Sarcee bridge.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BJ010
Environment Canada Water Office. Elbow River below Glenmore Dam.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BJ001
Features.
... , creek confluences (South Glasgow, Glasgow, Ford), bridge, creek confluences (Quirk, Powderface, Canyon, Silvester), past Ranger Station, bridge, creek confluences (Ranger, McLean, Iron), Bragg Creek PP, Bragg Creek settlement (Hwy 22 access), Bragg Creek confluence, bridge, Sarcee IR, Harris Creek confluence, Hwy 22 bridge, Pirmez Creek (confluence and settlement), creek confluences (Springbank, Cullen), Clearwater Park, Hwy 8 bridge, Lott Creek confluence, Bridge, Lakeview and Glenmore Reservoir, ..., Bow River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elbow River. Canyon Creek to Bragg Creek. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 21 km. 1 long day; better as several part days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled or intermediate paddlers, depending on reach.
General comments: Great early-season whitewater.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elbow River. Elbow Falls to Twin Bridges. Guide.
MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Canyon Creek, Ranger Creek and Bragg Creek.
ALLAN: Route description to be written.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elbow River. Glenmore Reservoir. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Location: Calgary.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: Dycker.
Route description: Day trip (4.8 miles) on the reservoir.
Title at source: August 23, 2009 Glenmore Reservoir.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=329808
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elbow River. Glenmore Reservoir. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author. Prairie Yoyageur.
Comment: Day trip.
Title at source. Glenmore Reservoir & Elbow River Canoeing.
http://prairievoyageur.wordpress.com/20 ... bow-river/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Highwood River. Information and Features.
Tributary of the Bow River, entering it downstream from Calgary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highwood_River
https://www.google.ca/search?q=highwood ... 66&bih=675
Fir Creek PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/fir-creek.aspx
Fitzsimmons Creek PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/fitzsimmons-creek.aspx
Highwood PRA.
Location: Near the Bow River junction.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/highwood.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/highwood/inf ... river.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/highwood/inf ... hwood.aspx
High River.
http://www.highriver.ca/index.php/en/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_River
http://alberta.ca/High-River.cfm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=high+riv ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Highwood diversion canal near headgates.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BL025
Environment Canada Water Office. Highwood River at Diebel’s Ranch.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BL019
Environment Canada Water Office. Highwood River below Little Bow Canal.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BL004
Environment Canada Water Office. Highwood River near the mouth.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BL024
Features.
... , creek confluences (Cat, Strawberry, Fitzsimmons), Rte 940 bridge, Ranger Station, creek confluences ( Stony, Zephyr, Fir, Marston, Deep, Waldie, Trap, Sullivan, Ings) , Longview, Rte 922 bridge, creek confluences (Bull, Coal, Stimson), High River and bridges, Tongue Creek confluence, Hwy 2 bridge, Aldersyde, Rte 547 bridge, Sheep River junction, Rte 552 bridge, Highwood River PNA, Bow River junction (downstream from Calgary).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Highwood River. Ings Creek to High River. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 50 km. 2 days, better as several part days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled paddlers; possible sweepers in lower part.
General comments: Whitewater and Alberta foothills scenery.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Highwood River. Hwy 547 to Hwy 552. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 17 km. Up to 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers; possibility of channel changes; some scouting required.
General comments: Early-season paddling with good intermediate whitewater, near Calgary.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Highwood River. Cat Creek to Bow River junction. Guide.
MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Forestry Trunk Road, Highwood campsite and Longview bridge.
Route description: To be written.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Highwood River. Longview to Bow River junction. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: David Finch.
Route description: Longview area, town of High River and Little Bow River confluence, Hwy 2 bridge, canyon, Bow River junction.
Title at source: Highwood River: Paddling Loony Lane.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kananaskis Lakes. Information.
http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alb ... number=113
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Kananask ... 66&bih=675
http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Upper_K ... 20Lake.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Kananaskis_Lake
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/peter-lougheed.aspx
http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/peter.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Loug ... ncial_Park
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/s ... ens-w.html
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/I ... ground.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Peter+Lo ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lower Kananaskis Lake. Online, Note, Photos, Map.
Location: “Peter Lougheed Prov. Park.”
Source: Every Trail.
Author: Phil_J.
Route description (“9.2 miles”): Day trip on the lake.
Title at source: Lower Kananaskis Lake.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1779386
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kananaskis River. Information and Features.
Tributary of the Bow River, entering it on river-right at Seebe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kananaskis_River
http://www.transalta.com/sustainability ... iver-flows
http://paddlingabc.com/doku.php?id=rive ... er_section
http://paddlingabc.com/doku.php?id=rive ... er_section
http://www.kayaktohell.com/rivers/alber ... kananaskis
http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/
Images.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Kananask ... 66&bih=675
Kananaskis area Parks.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-c ... askis.aspx
Eau Claire PRA (Campground).
Part of Spray Valley Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/spray-valley ... -camp:6947
http://www.albertaparks.ca/spray-valley ... ities.aspx
Galatea Day Use Area.
Part of Spray Valley Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/spray-valley ... t-day:6942
Kananaskis village.
http://www.albertaskananaskis.com/
http://www.albertaparks.ca/evan-thomas/ ... llage.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kananaskis ... e,_Alberta
http://www.kananaskis.com/
http://www.canmorealberta.com/visitor-i ... kananaskis
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Kananask ... 66&bih=675
Mount Lorette Ponds Day Use Area.
Part of Bow Valley Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... t-day:3907
Porcupine Creek PRA.
Appears on the map at mytopo.com but nothing worth posting here was found online.
Barrier Lake PRAs.
Part of Bow Valley Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... t-day:3899
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... t-day:3900
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... t-day:3901
Kananaskis River PRA.
Appears on the map at mytopo.com but nothing worth posting here was found online.
Widow Maker Day Use Area.
Location: Below Barrier Lake.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/bow-valley-p ... maker.aspx
Features.
Upper Kananaskis Lake, Lower Kananaskis Lake, Main Dam, creek confluences (King, Hood, Ripple Rock, Grizzly), Eau Claire PRA, Galatea Creek confluence and PRA, Kananaskis village, creek confluences (North Ribbon, Marmon, Lorette), Mount Lorette Ponds and PRA, Porcupine Creek PRA, Barrier Lake PRA and Barrier Lake, dam, Lusk River confluence, Kananaskis River PRA, Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) bridge, bridge, Seebe, Bow River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kananaskis River. Widow Maker to Seebe. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 10 km. Less than 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled or intermediate paddlers, depending on reach; scouting required.
General comments: Finest human-enhanced whitewater in Alberta; spectacular scenery lower down.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kananaskis River. Widow Maker to Seebe. Online, Photos.
Route description: Not prepared.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Ed note: Link is dead, replacement is yet to be found.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Kana ... ver%29.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kananaskis River. Fortress Mountain Road bridge to Seebe. Guide.
MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Two reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Ribbon Creek bridge.
Route description: To be written.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sheep River. General information and Parks.
Tributary of the Highwood River and so of the Bow River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep_River_%28Alberta%29
http://www.campingalberta.com/highcountry/sheep.html
http://www.blueridgevoyageurs.org/sheep.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=sheep+ri ... 66&bih=675
http://www.albertawow.com/layout_maps/s ... %20map.pdf
Sheep River PP.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=330
http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/sheep.html
http://www.albertaparks.ca/sheep-river.aspx
http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.c ... river.html
Elbow-Sheep Wildland PP.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/elbow-sheep.aspx
http://albertaparks.ca/media/2912/319.PDF
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbow-Shee ... ncial_Park
http://kananaskis.ca/elbow-sheep-wildla ... cial-park/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Elbow-Sh ... 66&bih=675
Sandy McNabb Campground.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=330
http://www.kananaskiscountrycampgrounds.com/sheep.html
http://www.albertaparks.ca/sheep-river/ ... -camp:8888
http://www.albertawow.com/campgrounds/S ... ground.htm
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... Campground
http://www.albertacampgroundguide.ca/ca ... campground
Okotoks Lions Sheep River Campground.
http://www.okotokslionscampground.com/
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... unds_id=16
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sheep River. Gauges, Places and Features.
Environment Canada Water Office. Sheep River at Black Diamond.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BL014
Environment Canada Water Office. Sheep River at Okotoks.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05BL012
color=#0000FF]Turner Valley.[/color]
Ed note: Not to be confused with the Turner Valley on the Red Deer River.
http://www.turnervalley.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Valley,_Alberta
https://www.google.ca/search?q=turner+v ... 66&bih=675
Black Diamond.
http://www.town.blackdiamond.ab.ca/
http://www.town.blackdiamond.ab.ca/visitors.cfm
http://www.town.blackdiamond.ab.ca/town-office.cfm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Diamond,_Alberta
https://www.google.ca/search?q=black+di ... 66&bih=675
Okotoks.
http://www.okotoks.ca/home.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okotoks
Features.
... , creek confluences (Junction, Gorge), Ranger Station, creek confluences (Dyson, March, Coal, Wolf, Long Prairie, Macabee, Lineham), Turner Valley, Black Diamond, creek confluences (Threepoint, Spring), Okotoks, bridge, RR bridge, Hwy 2 bridge, Highwood River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sheep River. Gorge Creek to Sandy McNabb Campground. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Sheila Archer.
Title at source: Sheep River: Paddling Outside of Time.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sheep River; downstream by pole from Gorge Creek. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Howard Heffler.
Ed note: Pole upstream, snub downstream?
Route description: Gorge Creek access, pole downstream to Sheep River, pole downstream to Sandy McNabb Campground.
Title at source: Poling: Up the Creek Without a Paddle.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sheep River. Sandy McNabb campground to Turner Valley. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 25 km. 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater stream for skilled paddlers; lots of ledges, possibility of sweepers.
General comments: Foothills paddling in lower reach.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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