Canoeing in Red Deer

Make a Splash

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” -Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957
When days grow long and hot in Central Alberta, Red Deer has two free outdoor water play parks and some fantastic indoor pools that are open year round. Visitors can rent boats at Bower Ponds in Red Deer or bring their own canoe or kayak and enjoy the thrill of a paddle down the Red Deer River.

Enjoy the serenity and splendor of the Red Deer River from the water! Whether paddling a canoe or kayak, power boating or floating the river in a tube or raft, Red Deer and Red Deer County boast beautiful areas in which to enjoy our waterways with a number of publicly accessible boat and canoe launches.

Bower Ponds is a favorite for many guests and locals alike. From water balls to paddle boats, Bower Ponds offers an experience for the whole family.

A short twenty minute drive from the city, Sylvan Lake provides even more recreational options for those who enjoy boating, waterskiing, jet skiing or paddleboarding. There is always something new at Alberta’s favourite lake destination and flyboarding is the latest water sport craze at Sylvan Lake.