Alberta has no shortage of magical lakes and waterways. Even the river that wraps around the city is a refreshing place to spend a summer day! This summer, for the first first time ever you can get a clear kayak rental in Calgary and you have to try this brand new way to get on the water in Alberta. This is a must-do this summer and since it's still in the city it doesn't require any long drives or overnight stays.
You can rent the clear-bottomed kayaks by the Glenmore Reservoir and take them out on the Elbow River! Getting out on the Elbow River is the ultimate Calgarian "thing to do" so you should definitely bring any friends from out of town who are visiting you this summer.
Clear-bottomed kayaks allow you to see what's going on underneath your boat! You've never seen the river like this before. This adds a whole different dimension to the kayaking experience and it gives you a new and unusual water view.
The water in the Glenmore Reservoir is dazzlingly blue and it's one of the rare places in Calgary that feels green and lush. This is the ultimate place to get out on the water and sun yourself in a kayak this summer. Don't forget to bring water and sunscreen!
The kayak rentals are available at the Glenmore Boat Patrol office. You can also rent canoes, sailboats and a Catalina day cruiser from the Glenmore Sailing School. The clear bottom kayaks are going to be the hot-ticket item this year, but no matter what you decide you're going to have a ton of fun out on the water!
Glenmore Sailing School
When: Monday, July 1 until the September long weekend from 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Price: $15 per hr or $45 per day only on the weekends
Address: 8415 24 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 3N8
Why you need to go: Rent a brand new clear-bottomed kayak and head out on the Glenmore reservoir to get closer to the water this summer!