You are here

Canoe & Kayak

Canoe & Kayak

Fort McMurray today is the booming oil sands capital of Alberta, but in its infancy, the fledgling community marked the place where four rivers meet. The cold, clear waters of the Athabasca, the Clearwater, the Christina and the Horse rivers come together in Wood Buffalo to create unparalleled opportunities for adventure.

Whether you’re a novice in a canoe or an experienced whitewater paddler, the rivers of Fort McMurray are a great place to spend a warm summer day. As they wind through the towering trees of the boreal forest, these sparkling waterways offer a variety of experiences for the intrepid canoer or kayaker, from placid waters perfect for the novice to whitewater rapids to challenge more experienced paddlers.

 

Related Articles

Community Stories

Did You Know

Northern Lights - photo tips

  • Use an SLR camera with a wide angle lens
  • High speed film, 200 to 400 ISO
  • Use manual settings and turn off all automatic features
  • Use a tripod and cable release to prevent jarring
  • Vary exposures anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds
  • Don’t use filters
  • Carry spare batteries in a warm place as the cold can cause them to lose power