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Author:  larry_mc [ March 17th, 2018, 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  East slope Canadian Rockies river trip advice

I've used myccr for years as a resource. Finally made an account. Thanks for all the terrific information provided here.

I would like some advice on a 3-5 day river trip on the east side of the Rockies in Alberta. I have paddled canoes for years. I have done a couple wilderness trips in Northern Saskatchewan, one lake trip, one rivers. I paddled the Fon Du Lac and Waterfound rivers with my son back in 2003. I would like to do a short trip this summer. I don't want to do anything more than class II. I've been poking around on the resources here. There are so many rivers to choose from, so I thought I would see what rivers are favorites for the paddlers here with more experience in the region. My priorities are mountain scenery and wildlife. I don't have any friends that are into paddling, so it would be solo trip.

Also, are there canoe clubs in the region that do trips in the summer I might could investigate?

Author:  Laura P [ March 17th, 2018, 4:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: East slope Canadian Rockies river trip advice

North Saskatchewan from Nordegg down to Rocky Mountain House is a great 3 day trip and with both the Ram and Clearwater Rivers and numerous mountain creeks flowing into it there is some really nice fishing and exploring in the area. All rapids/ big waves can be skirted around. Rocky Mountain House down to Drayton is a 4 day trip with the foot hills in sight.
That's a start for you.

Author:  larry_mc [ March 17th, 2018, 8:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: East slope Canadian Rockies river trip advice

Thank you, Laura. I got that same river suggestion on canoetripping.com too. I'll be looking into that one.

Author:  Ralph [ March 18th, 2018, 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: East slope Canadian Rockies river trip advice

Consider the Athabasca River from Old Fort Point near Jasper to Hinton.
Also the Bow River from below Lake Louise to Banff.

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