Ceyana Canoe Club
We can't paddle all the time. Here's our dry-land events.
Buffalo, warm sun, gentle breezes (most years), an hour or two cruise around the islands of Astotin Lake (Elk Island National Park), birding, laughing and telling lies. Trip lead Tim, is suggesting he will still provide, but it will be store bought cupcakes this year... and hopefully only this year.
Tim is suggesting:
Basic flatwater skills required. Limited Club equipment may be available, check closer to the event date.
This is one of the most scenic paddles, and maybe the best way to see the Bow Valley. The plan will be to do day trips, with camping at Two Jack Lake Main campground loop 24 and adjoining. Intermediate river skills are required, as the river all the way to Red Earth creek is fast, with fun riffles and significant rapids just east of Lake Louise, and at Red Earth Creek. And for those a little newer to paddling there is easy paddling upstream of Banff into Vermillion lakes, and the other lakes in the area.
The Kootenay River below the National Park is often referred to as the weekend Nahanni. It is a great tripping river, and requires good intermediate river skills... and river reading skills. This late summer or fall trip will be a lower water levels and thus not too intimidating for those familiar with the Horburg/Devil's Elbow run on the North Saskatchewan, or the upper Red Deer.