Canoeing & Kayaking
Unknown and unrivalled, Grande Cache is home to Alberta’s best selection of white water paddling. With wild creeks that roar down the mountainside or quiet scenic paddles, beginner to experienced paddlers can find a river suited to their abilities. Best of all, rarely will you see another paddler. High water season is late-May and June.
The area around Grande Cache is rich with a variety of navigable rivers from mild to wild for white water canoes or kayaks. We have everything from “easy” class 1 stretches on the Smoky River suitable for moderately skilled canoeists, to raging class 5 runs on the Sheep Creek suitable only for highly skilled paddlers in kayaks or rafts.
Regardless of the water level, or the rating, all rivers should be treated with respect. Proper training and equipment are mandatory. Always scout what you can’t see.
For those looking for a calmer, more relaxed paddle, there are a number of lakes within the area to explore on your canoe or lake kayak including Grande Cache Lake, Victor Lake, Peavine Lake, and Pierre Grey’s Lakes.