Outdoor fun on the water for families and individuals in Edmonton every summer weekend and weekday evenings!
Park your car where the trip ends. From here we shuttle you to the start of the canoe trip, you paddle back to your car at your own leisure.
For the full day trips every Saturday and Sunday leave your car at Emlily Murphy Park. Shuttles to Devon depart at 9:00 am.
Ideal for families with younger children are our Sunday afternoon trips. Leave your car at Capilano Park, the bus to Emily Murphy Park departs at 2:00 pm. From here it is a two to three hour paddle back to your car
For weekday evening trips leave your car at Capilano Park. Shuttels to Emily Murphy Park depart at 6:00 pm
An equipment list, meeting time and place and more info will be sent with the receipt when you book your canoe or kayak trip.
These trips run in inclement weather, however should you need to cancel your booking you can do so before Wednesday 6 pm for the Saturday trips and receive a full refund.
You can cancel by Thursday 6 pm for the Sunday trips and receive a full refund.
If we have to cancel a trip on short notice because of high wind or high water you will receive a full refund.
It is difficult to predict the exact amount of time it will take you to travel down the river. It tends to run at different speeds depending on the flow of water at different times of the year. It also depends if you have a child or weaker paddler in your canoe and of course a strong head wind will slow you down.
The full day trip from Voyageur Park in Devon to Emily Murphy Park in Edmonton takes about 5 hours of paddling and drifting plus your breaks for lunch etc.
The afternoon or evening trip from Emily Murphy Park to Capilano Park takes about 2.5 hours of paddling and driving.
The following times are approximate:
|HIGH FLOW||MED. FLOW||LOW FLOW|
|Devon to Big Island||2 hrs.||2.5 hrs.||3.5 hrs.|
|Big Island to Terwillegar Park||1 hr||1.5 hrs.||2 hrs.|
|Terwilleger to Laurier Park||30 min.||45 min.||1 hr.|
|Laurier to Emily Murphy Park||30 min.||45 min.||1 hr|
|Genesee to Devon||4.5 hrs.||5 hrs.||6 hrs.|
|Genesee to Lions Campground in Devon||5 hrs.||5.5 hrs.||6.5 hrs.|
We carry various sizes of PFDs for children. An eight year or older child would most probably rather sit on the front seat of a canoe instead of on a folding chair in the middle. A family of two adults and two smaller children can paddle in one canoe.
All rental gear, canoes or kayaks must be returned to the scheduled take out. Alternate pick-ups might result in additional chages. Personal equipment and other gear you feel is necessary will be your responsibility.
A waiver of liability and rental agreement has to be signed before starting your trip.
City of Edmonton web site
map, Emily Murphy Park
map, Voyageur Park, Devon
map, Capilano Park
Ceayna Canoe Club, Edmonton
Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club, Edmonton
Alberta Environment, river flow rates.
Keep clicking on "Edmonton" until you see the m3/s (cubic meter per second) result for the North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton. Normal flow rate from middle of June to end of August is between 300 and 350 m3/second. You will receive a full refund.
We cancel trips when the flow rate is over 500 m3/second.