Enjoy the serenity and splendour 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.

Red Deer

Kiwanis Park 

Boat launch with vehicle access
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Great West Adventure Park

Canoe launch with vehicle access
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Historic Fort Normandeau

Canoe launch with vehicle access
Open 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Waskasoo Crescent

Corner of 45 Avenue and 59 Street.
Canoe launch.

Mckenzie Trail North

Access to McKenzie Trail Recreation Area is from 55 Street; travel north on 45 Avenue until the road ends.
Canoe launch, no vehicle access, parking available.
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

River Bend Golf and Recreation Area

Located on 30 Avenue, just five kilometres north of 67 Street.
Boat launch with vehicle access.

25 Riverview Park

Canoe launch only, no vehicle access.
Open 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Red Deer County

A-Soo-Wuh-Um Day Use Area 

Highway 592 west at Penhold.
Open May 15 to September 30.
Gate opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m.

Joffre Bridge Day Use Area 

Highway 11 east of Red Deer.
Open May 15 to September 30.
Gate opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m.



Red Deer Visitors Guide

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