Canoe rental in Edmonton, AlbertaIf you are planning a self-guided canoe trip in western Canada, we are happy to help. We do the outfitting for canoe trips, we rent 2-person canoes and all the necessary camping gear and outdoor equipment, including tents and sleeping bags. We provide shuttles, transfers and transport of canoes and paddlers from Edmonton to and from the rivers in Alberta.
As operator for adventure- and canoe tours in western Canada, we can outfit you with quality canoes and camping equipment for your self-guided canoe trip.
For a few suggestions for multi-day self guided canoe trips in Alberta, CLICK HERE
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These canoes are designed for river tripping, with carrying capacity of 1000 lb (454 kg), enough for two adults and their camping gear.
To rent a canoe in Edmonton:$40.00/day or $200.00/week
includes: 2-person canoe (16' Novacraft or Esquif Prospector) with painters (ropes) front and back, 3 paddles, 2 life vests, 2 whistles, 1 bailer, 1 throw rope, 1 sponge and 10 shorter ropes to secure the load.
To rent a tent:A 4-person tent comes with ground sheet and two hard foam sleeping pads (3/4" thick non absorbent foam), comfortable enough for most campers.
Rent it for $40.00/trip
self inflating mattress $15.00
sleeping bag $15.00
Camping equipment rental:12' x 18' rain tarp (3.5m x 5.5m)
with 6 long ropes; S10.00
small spade: $5.00
folding camp chair: $5.00
48 liter cooler: $15.00 (prices are per trip)
Equipment rental for a canoe trip:waterproof barrel: $20.00
40 liter (8.8 gal) dry bag: $20.00
5 gal (22 liter) water container: $5.00
fire grill: $10.00 (prices are per trip)
Camp kitchen equipment rental:Set of cooking utensils in a container
(pots, pan, water kettle, spoons, ladle, spatula,
paring knife, can opener, basin for washing dishes,
5 dish towels, 1 paper towel, dish soap, cutting boards).
Complete list available upon request.
Rent the complete package for $25.00
set of eating utensils for up to 6 persons
(cups, plates, cutlery): $10.00
2-burner propane stove: $20.00
satellite phone: $50.00 (prices are per trip)
Shuttle service, transfer and transport of canoes, equipment and paddlers is priced as $3.50 / km one-way, or $1100.00/day for up to 8 paddlers, plus their luggage in one minibus.
The bus is pulling the trailer with the canoes and some equipment.
For example, you plan a 4-day canoe trip on the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta, from the towns of Rocky Mountain House to Drayton Valley. The 215 km transport from Edmonton to Rocky Mountain House for the start of your canoe trip will cost $750.00. For the pick up in Drayton Valley, the 150 km shuttle back to Edmonton will cost $525.00. The total transportation / shuttle cost from and to Edmonton is $1275.00 for your canoe trip with up to 8 paddlers including their canoes and equipment in one bus and trailer.
Only $472.00/person for a 4-day canoe trip for you and three friends!
The North Saskatchewan River from Rocky Mountain House to Drayton Valley.
2 canoes for 4 days: $320.00,
2 tents with foam pads: $80.00 (you bring you own sleeping bags),
camping equipment including 4 folding chairs and a cooler: $60.00,
canoe equipment including 4 dry bags and 2 water containers: $120.00,
camp kitchen with eating utensils: $35.00 (you cook on open fires).
Total for rentals: $615.00 plus $1275.00 for the shuttles = $472.50/person.
5% GST will be added to these prices. A Visa or MasterCard card imprint is required for damage and/or loss to any rental equipment or gear.
Suggestions for multi-day self guided canoe trips in Alberta
Very detailed trip descriptions and a wealth of helpful information can be found in Mark Lund's book, MARK'S GUIDE FOR ALBERTA PADDLERS, available for purchase online.
North Saskatchewan River, Nordegg to Rocky Mountain House:
106 km, 2 to 3 days, rapids Class I to III, a premier canoe trip in the Rocky Mountain foothills with several whitewater rapids for open canoes. Established campgrounds at start and finish and some established campsites and wilderness camping along the river.
North Saskatchewan River, Rocky Mountain House to Drayton Valley:
133 km, 3 to 4 days, rapids Class I to II, the perfect long weekend run with modest whitewater, braided channels with log jams and sweepers make it interesting. Established campgrounds at start and finish otherwise wilderness camping.
North Saskatchewan River, Drayton Valley to Devon:
130 km, 3 to 4 days, rapids Class I, relaxed paddling in semi wilderness, several access points, good fishing. Established campgrounds at start and finish with one established campsite and wilderness camping along the river.
Athabasca River, Jasper to Hinton:
92 km, 2 to 3 days, rapids Class I to II, very scenic Rocky Mountain trip down the river and through two lakes. A permit is required to camp inside Jasper National Park, outside the park is good wilderness camping.
Athabasca River, Whitecourt to Athabasca:
350 km, 5 to 7 days, rapids Class I, relaxed paddling through northern forest, lots of wildlife, several access points to shorten this canoe trip, two towns to resupply. Established campground at start and end of trip, one established campground and excellent wilderness camping along the river.
Lac la Biche canoe circuit:
40 km, 3 to 4 days in Lakeland Provincial Park, north of Edmonton. Carts are supplied for the portages between the four lakes. Free camping on established campsites.