Where to Canoe in Alberta

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Lake Louise

This lake is fed by the Victoria glacier (seen in the background of most of the photos above) making it an incredible opaque blue which is beautiful to look at but extremely cold to swim in- so if you have a canoe, you’re in business!

All of these spots are absolutely breathtaking but if you don’t have the time to try them all, this one is at the top of our list. Lake Louise is also located next to Moraine Lake so if you are planning on doing either, it’s really convenient to do both.

If you don’t have you own canoe, rentals at the Fairmont Chateau to canoe on Lake Louise range from 50-100$ an hour depending on your time of departure.

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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is situated within the Valley of Ten Peaks. It’s bright blue colour and multiple mountain peaks make for a surreal canoeing experience.

Canoe rentals at Moraine Lake Lodge will cost 75-90$ an hour depending on season.

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Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Located in Jasper, it is absolutely stunning and so unique with 360 degree views of glaciers that you can start to see the further you paddle out from the boathouse.

While we were here, we were  lucky enough so spot a moose in the lake and a little brown bear near by which was incredible- so keep you eyes peeled for nature!

If you are interested in adventure, you can paddle 14 km up lake to the famous spirit island which is boat access only (as seen in last photo).

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Two Jack Lake

Because the parking lot is located directly next to the water, it requires minimal effort to unload the canoe and take it out, making this lake the easiest lake to canoe on and a popular spot for all water sports.

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Herbert Lake

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Hector Lake

There is a secret spot at Hector Lake where you can borrow a canoe and paddle out for free! Just return it in the spot where you found it so that other people can enjoy this amazing experience.

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Emerald Lake

This gorgeous Lake isn’t actually in Alberta, but we couldn’t help but mention it here because if you are going to be in Alberta, it is only a short drive into British Columbia that is well worth the effort.

This lakes incredible turquoise green hue is so special to see in person and it is an even more enjoyable experience to canoe in.

We love to hear from you! What’s your favourite spot to Canoe in Alberta? Let us know in the comments below 🙂

 

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