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South Saskatchewan River basin.

Banff National Park. Information.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_E.asp
Backcountry Visitors' Guide.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... tiv33.aspx
Paddling information, Banff area.
http://www.banff.ca/activities-events/s ... -kayak.htm
Paddling video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTxXcA9W2c
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banff_National_Park

Banff National Park. Vermilion Lakes and Bow River.
Source: paddling.net
Author: stoness.
Route description: Vermilion Lakes, noname river, Bow River confluence, upstream ½ hour, return to start.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?899

Banff National Park. Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 3 to 5 km each. Less than 1 day each.
Comments: Novice lake paddling, except for the risk of strong winds. Spectacular mountain scenery.

Banff National Park. Vermilion Lakes. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 5 km (one way). Less than 1 day.
Comments: Novice lake paddling. Wonderful mountain vistas, often good wildlife viewing.

Banff National Park. Lake Minnewanka. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 21 km. 1 day.
Comments: Novice lake paddling, except for risk of strong winds. Wilderness camping with great mountain scenery. Side trips possible; lots of hiking.

Belly River. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_River

Belly River. Hwy 6 to Hwy 880. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 30 km. Less than 1 day to 2 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled paddlers; dangerous at high flow rates. Scouting required; channels change.
General comments: Great early-season whitewater; open, scenic vistas of mountains and ranch lands.

Blindman River. Rimbey to Red Deer. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Rimbey, Forshee, Hwys 12 and 20, Bentley, Rainy Creek confluence, Briggs RR station, Hwy 2 bridge; exit before Hwy 2A bridge.

Bow River. Information.
Ed note: See also Banff National Park Information entry.
Bow River PRA.
At Toporama, not at Alberta Parks?
Bow Valley PP.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=293
Canmore Flats PNA.
At Toporama, not at Alberta Parks?
Fish Creek PP.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=45
Ghost Reservoir PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=50
Lac des Arcs PRA.
At Toporama, not at Alberta Parks?
Wildcat Island PNA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=522
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_River

Bow River. Features.
Bow Lake, creek confluences (Helen, Mosquito, Noseeum, Hector), outlet from Hector Lake, RR bridge, Hwy 1 bridge, RR bridge, Pipestone River confluence,
Lake Louise town, bridges, Hwy 1 bridge, Temple, Moraine Creek confluence, Baker Creek confluence, Eldon, Taylor Creek confluence,
Castle Junction and bridge, Altrude and Silverton Creek confluences, Castle Mountain, Johnston and Redearth Creek confluences, Massive, Ranger Creek confluence, Mule Shoe Lake, Sawback, Hwy 1 bridge, Sundance Creek confluence, Vermilion Lakes, Echo Creek confluence,
Banff, Tunnel Mountain, Bow Falls, Spray River confluence, Cascade River confluence, Carrot Creek confluence, Harvie Heights,
Canmore, Canmore Creek confluence, Policeman Creek confluence, Hwy 1 bridge, Bow River PRA, Canmore Flats PNA,
Dead Man’s Flats, Lac des Arcs, Exshaw and Lac des Arcs PRA, Kananaskis, Bow Valley PP, Kananaskis Dam, Kananaksis River confluence and
Seebe, Horseshoe Falls, Old Fort Creek confluence, Morley bridge,
Ghost Lake, Ghost Reservoir PRA, Ghost River confluence, Spencer Creek confluence, Wildcat Island PNA, creek confluences (Beaupré, Grand Valley), Mitford, creek confluences (McLennan, Horse, Jumpingpound), Hwy 22 bridge, Bighill Creek confluence and
Cochrane, Glenbow, Bearspaw, Bowness Park,
Calgary, Fish Creek PP, Hwy 2 bridge, Highwood River confluence, … . Caution: Carseland weir is near here. Past
Carseland, Hwy 24 bridge, past Bartstow, West and East Arrowwood Creek confluences and Hwy 547 bridge, Rte 842 bridge, ferry, Bassano Dam, Hwy 539 bridge and Bow City, past Scandia, Hwy 36 bridge, Rte 875 bridge, RR bridge (Cecil), Hwy 524 bridge, Grand Forks and the South Saskatchewan River.

Bow River. Hwy 93 to Grand Forks. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary.
Route description: Hwy 93, Bow River features, Grand Forks.

Bow River. Lake Louise to Canmore. Online, Guide.
Source: Parks Canada, Canoeing the Bow River.
Three reaches: Lake Louise to Castle Junction; Castle Junction to Banff; Bow Falls to Canmore.
Route description: Bow River features.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/ ... v28/c.aspx

Bow River. Lake Louise to Banff. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 63 km. Less than 1 day to 3 days.
River comments: Fast river with whitewater reaches for skilled and intermediate paddlers; log jams and sweepers.
General comments: Mountain scenery; fun paddling in fast, clear water; great wildlife viewing.

Bow River. Banff to Canmore. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 28 km. Usually 1 day.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers; watch for log jams and sweepers.
General comments: Good scenery, good wildlife viewing.

Bow River. Dead Man's Flats to Seebe. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 21 km. Half day to one day.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers, with log jams; avoid at high flow rates.
General comments: Great mountain scenery.

Bow River. Ghost Dam to Cochrane. Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Ghost Dam (below Ghost Lake), Spencer Creek, Wildcat, Wildcat Island PNA, creek confluences (Beaupré and Grand Valley), Mitford, creek confluences (Horse, McLennan and Jumpingpond), Hwy 22, Cochrane.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... chrane.pdf

Bow River. Bowness Park to Fish Creek Dam. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 40 km. Half day to 1 day.
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Another way to see Calgary, maybe the best; spots to play and practice.

Bow River. Calgary to Carseland weir. Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Fish Creek PP, Highwood River, Johnson Island (left channel), Carseland weir.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... seland.pdf

Bow River. Online.
Source: paddling.net
Route description: Bearspaw Dam to Princess Island Park; danger below.
Author: Scott Stoness.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?890

Bow River. Lake Louise to Castle Junction. Online.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: Myrl.
Route description: Bow River features.
http://ww2.trailcafe.com:8020/canoeing/ ... n_Jcn.html
From
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... =9&t=17468

Bow River. Ghost Dam to Carseland. Guide.
Extract from Paddle Alberta description:
Middle Bow River — NOVICE to NOVICE+
Class I - I+
Features spruce and aspen forests to rolling grasslands. From Ghost Dam through Cochrane, Calgary then Policeman’s Flats, the Highwood River, McKinnon Flats and on to Carseland. Includes the Lower Elbow River. Ghost Dam to the Gas Plant is the most technical stretch. Be aware of the Weirs in Calgary and Carseland.
Ed note: Available for purchase at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/paddling/maps.asp

Bow River in winter; ice canoeing. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Geoff Danysk.
Route description: Bow River (Calgary area) and St Lawrence River, in the ice.
Title at source: Ice Canoeing: Hooked on Fun.

Cameron Lake. Online, Photo.
Location: Southwest of Waterton Park, near BC and US borders.
Source: paddling.net
Author: canusacanoe.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2146

Castle River. Castle Falls to Hwy 3A. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 35 km. Less than 1 day to 2 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled paddlers; reaches for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Day-trip playboating.

Castle River. Online, Notes.
Source: paddling.net
Author: paddling.net.
Ed note: Whitewater river.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1227

Crowsnest River. Bellevue-Hillcrest to Oldman Reservoir. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 31 km. Less than 1 day to 2 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers; log jams and sweepers possible.
General comments: Foothills whitewater; great training and teaching runs.

Elbow River. Canyon Creek to Bragg Creek Townsite. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 21 km. 1 long day; better as several part days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled or intermediate paddlers, depending on reach.
General comments: Great early-season whitewater.

Elbow River. Elbow Falls to Twin Bridges. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Canyon Creek, Ranger Creek and Bragg Creek.
Route description: To be written.

Highwood River. Ings Creek to High River town. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 50 km. 2 days, better as several part days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled paddlers; possible sweepers in lower part.
General comments: Whitewater and Alberta foothills scenery.

Highwood River. Hwy 547 to Hwy 552. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 17 km. Up to 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers; possibility of channel changes; some scouting required.
General comments: Early-season paddling with good intermediate whitewater, near Calgary.

Highwood River. Cat Creek to Bow River. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Forestry Trunk Road, Highwood campsite and Longview bridge.
Route description: To be written.

Highwood River. Longview to Bow River junction. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: David Finch.
Route description: Longview area, town of High River and Little Bow River confluence, Hwy 2 bridge, canyon, Bow River junction.
Title at source: Highwood River: Paddling Loony Lane.

Kananaskis River. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kananaskis_River

Kananaskis River. Widow Maker to Seebe. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 10 km. Less than 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled or intermediate paddlers, depending on reach; scouting required.
General comments: Finest human-enhanced whitewater in Alberta; spectacular scenery lower down.

Kananaskis River. Widow Maker to Seebe. Online, Photos.
Route description: Not prepared.
Author: Darin Zandee.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Kana ... ver%29.htm

Kananaskis River. Fortress Mountain Road bridge to Seebe. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Two reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Ribbon Creek bridge.
Route description: To be written.

Oldman River. Information.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldman_River
Ed note: The following appear at Toporama; I don’t know that any of them is conveniently located for the use of Oldman paddlers.
Dutch Creek PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=133
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Park.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/158/
Livingstone Falls PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=188
Maycroft PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=75
Oldman Dam PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=90
Oldman River North PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=204
Oldman River PRA (near Fort MacLeod).
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=89
Racehorse PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=211
Taber PP.
Toporama shows the park, but Alberta Parks disagrees. The following link is not so useful:
http://www.campsource.ca/parks/default.aspx?parkid=142

Oldman River. Features.
Creek confluences (Oyster, Straight, Lyall, Pasque, Slacker, Beehive, Cache, Honeymoon, Shale, Hidden, Manystick), campground, bridge, Livingstone River confluence, Dutch Creek confluence (campground upstream), Livingstone Ranger Station, creek confluences (Station, Fly, Racehorse, Camp, Ernst, Coyote), past Maycroft, Grave Brook confluence,
Hwy 22 bridge, creek confluences (Indian, Heath, Olin), bridge, Cabin Creek confluence, Hwy 510 bridge, Crowsnest River confluence, Castle River confluence, Tennessee Creek confluence and
Oldman River Reservoir, Summerview and Hwy 785 bridge, 2 bridges, Pincher Creek confluence, Brocket, Beaver Creek, Crowlodge Creek confluence, irrigation canal, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Park, Hwy 2 bridge,
Fort MacLeod, Willow Creek confluence, RR bridge (Pearce), bridge and Monarch, Hwy 3 bridge, Belly River confluence, Hwy 509 bridge, St Mary River confluence,
Lethbridge, Diamond City, Piyami Coulée, Rte 845 bridge, Little Bow River confluence, Chin Coulée, Taber PP? and Rte 864 bridge, Expanse Coulée and Hwy 36 bridge, Grand Forks and South Saskatchewan River.

Oldman River. Oldman River bridge to Grand Forks. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Four reaches: Oldman River bridge (just upstream from the Livingstone River confluence) to Dutch Creek; Livingstone Range Gap to Hwy 22; Hwy 22 to Fort MacLeod; Fort MacLeod to Grand Forks.
Route description: Oldman River bridge, Oldman River features, Grand Forks.

Oldman River. Oldman River campsite to Oldman River Reservoir. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 70 km. Less than 1 day to 3 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Early-season whitewater; good scenery.

Oldman River. Fort Macleod to Grand Forks. Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Fort Macleod, Macleod Island, Willow Creek confluence, Pearce, Monarch, Belly River confluence, St Mary River confluence, Lethbridge, Diamond City, Little Bow River confluence, Taber PP, Wolf Island, Bow River and start of South Saskatchewan River.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/doc ... report.pdf

Oldman River. Fort MacLeod to Diamond City. Online, Journal.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Hwy 2 (west of Fort MacLeod), Oldman River features, Hwy 25 (Diamond City).
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Oldm ... %20Log.htm

Panther River and Red Deer River. Sheep Creek to Mountain Aire Lodge. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Panther River at Sheep Creek, Red Deer River junction; take out at the bridge (best scout before hitting the water).

Red Deer River. Information.
Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=39
Tolman Bridge PRA.(Tolman Badlands Heritage Rangeland Natural Area?):
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=468
Bleriot Ferry Prov Rec Area.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=17
Midland Provincial Park.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=78
Dinosaur Provincial Park.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=246
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Deer_River

Red Deer River. Features.
Red Deer Lakes, Shingle Flats, Douglas Creek confluence, outlet from Skeleton Lake, creek confluences (McConnell, Divide, Tyrrell), Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch Road Corridor Wildlife Sanctuary, Eagle Creek confluence,
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch, another Eagle Creek confluence, Wild Horse Provincial Forest RA and Wildhorse Creek confluence, Panther River confluence, Rte 734 bridge, Wigwam Creek confluence and Hunter Valley, creek confluences (Seismograph, Bear Creek), Deer Creek Flats, creek confluences (Stud, Vam, Brown, Helmer, Cartier), Cartier Creek Provincial Forest Recreation Area, creek confluences (Coalcamp, Nitchi, Community, Fallentimber), Sundre and Hwy 22 bridge, creek confluences (Bearberry, Jackson), James River confluence, Hwy 587 bridge, creek confluences (Schrader, Butcher), Raven River confluence, Gleniffer Lake? (shown at one scale at Toporama, not at another), past
Dickson, Little Red Deer River confluence, Medicine River confluence, Hwy 54 bridge, …,
Red Deer, … , Blindman River confluence, outlet from Blackfalds Lake,
Hwy 11 bridge (Joffre bridge), creek confluences (Gaetz, Haynes), RR bridge,
Hwy 21 bridge (Content bridge) and Tail Creek confluence, Hwy 590 bridge and McKenzie Crossing Campsite, Dry Island Buffalo Jump PP and Big Valley Creek confluence, Hwy 585 bridge and Tolman Bridge PRA, Hwy 27 bridge and Morrin Bridge PRA, Bleriot Ferry PRA, Horsethief Canyon and Threehills Creek confluence, Horseshoe Canyon, Kirkpatrick, Nacmine and Midland PP, Kneehill,
Drumheller, bridge, Rosedale, Aerial, Hwy 10 bridge, Cambria, Willow Creek, Hoodoos PRA, Lehigh, East Coulée, Western Monarch, Dorothy, Crawling Creek confluence, Homestead Creek confluence, Finnegan and Rte 862 ferry, creek confluences (Spring, Galarneau, Bullpound), Hutton, Douglas Creek confluence, Emerson Park and Hwy 36 bridge, Hunting Hill, Matzhiwin Creek confluence, Rte 876 bridge, Steveville, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Little Sandhill Creek confluence, Deadlodge Canyon and Dunbar Coulée, Wolf (Wolfe?) Coulée, Howie, Rte 884 bridge, Rte 886 bridge, Alkali Creek confluence and Lonesome Coulée, U turn, bridge, past Bindloss, Hwy 41 bridge, bridge, Empress, Red Deer Forks and South Saskatchewan River confluence.

Red Deer River. Banff National Park to Estuary. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Six reaches, with intermediate access/egress points at Mountain Aire Lodge, Coal Camp, Sundre, Red Deer and Drumheller.
Route description: Red Deer River features.

Red Deer River. Ya Ha Tinda to below Coal Camp. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 76 km. Half day to 3 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled and intermediate paddlers; avoid upper reaches at high flow rates.
General comments: Some of the finest, most accessible whitewater in Alberta; fun paddling, mountain scenery.

Red Deer River. Dickson Dam to Joffre Bridge. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 96 km. Half day to 4 days.
River comments: Novice tripping river.
General comments: Pleasant, scenic paddling.

Red Deer River. Content Bridge to Drumheller. Online, Guide, Photos.
Sources: Canadian Badlands and Paddle Alberta.
Route description: To be written.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... MedRes.pdf
http://www.canadianbadlands.com/Tour.cf ... &TourID=13

Red Deer River. Content Bridge to Drumheller. Online, Guide.
Source: Mark’s Guide library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Content bridge (Hwy 21), Tail Creek, McKenzie Crossing (Hwy 590), Dry Island Buffalo Jump PP, Big Valley Creek, Tolman Bridge PRA, Morrin Bridge PRA (on Toporama, not at Alberta Parks), Bleriot Ferry PRA, Threehills Creek, Horsethief Canyon, Kneehills Creek, Midland PP, Nacmine, Kneehill, Newcastle Park in Drumheller.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/conte ... %20Aug.pdf

Red Deer River. Drumheller to Dinosaur Provincial Park. Online, Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Drumheller (Newcastle Park), Rosebud River (Rosedale & Aerial), Cambria, Willow Creek, Hoodoos PRA (at Toporama, not at Alberta Parks), Lehigh, East Coulée, Western Monarch, Dorothy, Crawling Creek, Homestead Creek, Finnegan, Galarneau Creek, Bullpound Creek, Hutton, Douglas Creek confluence, Emerson Park, Matzhiwin Creek confluence, Steveville, creek confluences (Berry, Onetree and Little Sandhill), Dinosaur PP.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... heller.pdf

Red Deer River.
Source: paddling.net
Author: David.
Ed note: Whitewater reach.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?587

Red Deer River, Upper. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: ice-breaker.
Route description, day 1: Wysenchuks to Cache Hill, repeat.
Route description, day 2: Forestry Trunk Road to Wysenchuks (Big Rock Rapids, Gooseberry Ledge, Jimbo’s Staircase, S-Bend, …).
Title at source: Upper Red Deer River - 28 and 29 August 2009 .
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=33967

Red Deer River. Dickson Dam to Red Deer. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes. Alberta Forum.
Author: gbarron.
Route description: Red Deer River features.
Title at source: Red Deer River, May 2009: Dickson Dam to Red Deer.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=32952

Red Deer River. Red Deer to Tolman bridge area.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Authod: Albertadiver.
Route description: McKenzie Trails (Red Deer), Blindman River confluence, Burbank rapids, Joffre bridge, Content bridge, Trenville Park, Backbone rapids, Big Valley bridge, Dry Island Buffalo Jump PP, TL Ranch (Ed note: must be near Tolman bridge).
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=32278

Sheep River. Gorge Creek to Sandy McNabb Campground. Notes.
Kananaskis Country – Sheep River Provincial Park and Sandy McNabb Campground.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=330
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Sheila Archer.
Route description: Gorge Creek put-in, Sheep River, Sandy McNabb Campground.
Title at source: Sheep River: Paddling Outside of Time.

Sheep River; downstream by pole from Gorge Creek. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Author: Howard Heffler.
Ed note: Pole upstream, snub downstream?
Route description: Gorge Creek access, pole downstream to Sheep River, pole downstream to Sandy McNabb Campground.
Title at source: Poling: Up the Creek Without a Paddle.

Sheep River. Sandy McNabb Campground to Turner Valley. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 25 km. 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater stream for skilled paddlers; lots of ledges, possibility of sweepers.
General comments: Foothills paddling in lower reach.

South Saskatchewan River. Information.
Ed notes:
1. The South Saskatchewan River begins at Grand Forks, the junction of the Bow and Oldman Rivers.
2. This Route passes through CFB Suffield; I have read that you must call the base beforehand to confirm access permission.
Dickinson, Dawn and Dennis Baresco. Prairie River: A Canoe and Wildlife Viewing Guide to the South Saskatchewan River from Grand Forks, Alberta to Estuary, Saskatchewan. Federation of Alberta Naturalists (2003).
http://fanweb.ca/online-store/prairie-river
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Saskatchewan_River

South Saskatchewan River. Features.
Grand Forks, Rte 879 bridge, Cherry Coulée, Linquist Coulée, Redcliff, Hwy 1 bridge and Medicine Hat, Brush Flats, past Twin Peaks, rapids, Bull Springs Coulée, CFB Suffield and Rapid Narrows, Hwy 41 bridge and Sandy Point, Ebenau Island, Red Deer River confluence and Bulls Forehead, Estuary SK (river right, below McLean Island).

South Saskatchewan River. Grand Forks to Estuary. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Grand Forks, South Saskatchewan River features, Estuary (SK).

South Saskatchewan River. Grand Forks to Estuary. Online, Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Grand Forks, South Saskatchewan River features, Estuary (SK).
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/doc ... nriver.pdf

South Saskatchewan River. Grand Forks to Estuary. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Route description: Grand Forks, South Saskatchewan River features, Estuary (SK).
Title at source: South Saskatchewan.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=35844

Waterton Lakes. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 25 km (round trip). Less than 1 day to several days.
Comments: Lake tripping for intermediate paddlers. Great mountain scenery and side hikes; wilderness camping.

Waterton River. Information.
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterton_L ... rton_River

Waterton River. Features.
Waterton Park (settlement), Bosporus, Middle Waterton Lake, Dardanelles, Blakiston Creek confluence, Lower Waterton Lake, Maskinonge Lake, Hwy 6 bridge (intermediate access/egress), Dungarvan Creek confluence, bridge, Waterton Reservoir and Hwy 505. Documentation of the remainder of the river (Hwy 505 to the Belly River junction) awaits a report for this reach.

Waterton River. Waterton Lakes to bridge east of Twin Butte. Guide, Skeleton.
Ed note: This must be the bridge just upstream from the reservoir.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 28 km. 1 day.
River comments: Whitewater river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Fun whitewater; views of mountains and prairies.

Waterton River. Online.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: D.R.Zandee.
Photos plus some information, but the link given is broken.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... =9&t=17206

Waterton River. Waterton Park to Hwy 505. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route description: Waterton River features.

Milk River basin.

Milk River. Information.
Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=177
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writing-on ... ncial_Park
Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Authors: D.R.Zandee and others.
Just about anything you might want to know about the Milk is available from these two threads:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/viewtopic.php?t=5243
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/viewtopic.php?t=3245
For example, here are reach distances (from D.R.Zandee's post in the latter thread):
Whiskey Gap to Del Bonita town: 26 km
Del Bonita town to Gravel Pit: 79 km
Gravel Pit to Milk River town: 11 km
Milk River town to Gold Springs: 18 km
Gold Springs to Coffin bridge: 20 km
Coffin bridge to Poverty Rock: 13 km
Poverty Rock to Weir bridge: 10 km
Weir bridge to Writing-On-Stone PP: 10 km
Writing-On-Stone to Deer Creek bridge: 8 km

Milk River and North Milk River. Features.
Ed note: Largely because local names are often used, I have not highlighted common access/egress points.
Partial list, North Milk River and Milk River, from CCR Forum:
Whiskey Gap, Del Bonita town, Gravel Pit, Milk River town, Gold Springs, Coffin bridge, Poverty Rock, Weir bridge, Writing-On-Stone PP, Deer Creek bridge.
Milk River (from Toporama):
US border, Hwy 501, North Milk River confluence, Hwy 4 and Milk River town, Gold Springs Natural Area, Verdigris Coulée; Van Cleeve Coulée, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park and Police Creek; Hwy 500, Deer Creek confluence, Macdonald Creek confluence and Black Coulée, Hwy 880, confluences with Breed Creek and Bear Creek, Bryant Coulée, Philp Coulée, Pinhorn Provincial Grazing Reserve, Milk River Provincial Natural Area, US border.
North Milk River (from Toporama):
US border, Hwy 501 (east of Whiskey Gap), Peters Creek confluence, bridge, Hwy 62 (north of Del Bonita), bridge, creek confluences (Knight, Lonely Valley, Mackie), Milk River junction.

Milk River and North Milk River. Hwy 501 or Hwy 62 to Kennedy Crossing. Guide.
Source: MacDonald, Janice E. Canoeing Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1985). Ed note: Although much of the logistical information is likely outdated, the book contains information that I have not seen elsewhere.
Route descriptions:
1. North Milk River from Hwy 62 to Milk River junction.
2. Milk River from Hwy 501 east of Del Bonita, North Milk River confluence, ... , Kennedy Crossing (not at Toporama).

Milk River. Milk River town to Hwy 880. Online, Guide.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Milk River town, Gold Springs PNA, Red Creek, Van Cleeve and Verdigris Coulées, Writing-on-Stone PP, Police Creek, Deer Creek, Macdonald Creek, Hwy 880.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/milkr ... %20Aug.pdf
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/milkriver.pdf

Milk River. Groton Bridge to the US border. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: whitebark.
Route description: Not prepared, because Groton is at Toporama.
Photos and commentary:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... =9&t=30479

Milk River. Milk River town to Writing-On-Stone PP. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Milk River town, Milk River features, Writing-On-Stone PP.
2002 trip log:
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Milk ... 702%29.htm
2003 trip log:
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Milk ... 703%29.htm
Photos:
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Milk%20River.htm

Milk River. Whiskey Gap to Deer Creek. Guide.
Extract from Paddle Alberta:
Milk River — NOVICE to INTERMEDIATE
Class I – II
Unique prairie scenery, coulees and river characterized by rock gardens and some undercuts. From Whiskey Gap, past Del Bonita, the forks, Milk River and Gold Springs Park, on to Poverty Rock, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park and finally Deer Creek.
Ed note: Available for purchase at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/paddling/maps.asp