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Ed note: Entries for lengthy Routes passing through more than one region are posted at
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 09&t=35846

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North Saskatchewan River basin

Ed note:
For convenience only (river character played no role in the choice), I file Route entries in the following three subregions.
1. Waters upstream from the Edmonton area.
2. Waters of the Edmonton area.
3. Waters downstream from the Edmonton area.

Ed note:
1. For the North Saskatchewan River,
Information entries are filed immediately below.
Route entries are filed in the subregion of the access point.
2. For tributaries of the North Saskatchewan River,
Both Information and Route entries are filed in the appropriate subregion.

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Canoeing around Edmonton. Online, Notes, Photos.
Ed notes:
1. The title is not to be taken literally.
2. I have posted full Route descriptions for some of the destinations.
3. List of destinations (13 June 2015):
Annette Lake, Astotin Lake, Banff National Park, Big Lake, Blackstrap Lake (Saskatoon), Chickakoo Lake, Cooking Lake, Elk Island National Park, Hastings Lake, Jarvis Lake, Jasper, Jurassic Forest, Kettle Lake, Lac Beauvert, Lake Edith, Lake Louise, Obed Lake, Pyramid Lake, Saskatchewan, Sturgeon River, Talbot Lake, Telford Lake, Vermilion Lakes, West Yellowhead, Wizard Lake.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Information.
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/rive ... -home.html
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recr ... river.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Saskatchewan_River
http://www.water-matters.org/watershed/ ... iver-basin
http://saskriverkeeper.ca/
http://www.nswa.ab.ca/
http://www.nsrbc.ca/
http://www.edmontonrivervalley.org/
http://www.edmontonrivervalley.com/
Images.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=north+sa ... 66&bih=675
Canadian Heritage Rivers System. Banff National park portion.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/NorthSask/NorthSask_e.htm
Nordegg to Drayton Valley. trailpeak.com note
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-N-Saskat ... se-AB-2758
Environment Canada Water Office. North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DF001
Environment Canada Water Office. North Saskatchewan River at Hwy 759.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DE010
Environment Canada Water Office. North Saskatchewan River at Whirlpool Point.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DA009
Environment Canada Water Office. North Saskatchewan River near Deer Creek.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05EF001
Environment Canada Water Office. North Saskatchewan River near Lodgepole.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DE006
Environment Canada Water Office. North Saskatchewan River near Rocky Mountain House.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DC001
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Places and parks.
Ed note: The information paragraphs that follow are intended to be sorted in downstream order.
Saskatchewan River Crossing.
Ed note: Located in Banff NP.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatchew ... g,_Alberta
https://www.google.com/search?q=Saskatc ... 66&bih=675
Kootenay Plains PRA and Ecological Reserve.
Location: Upstream end of Abraham Lake.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/kootenay-plains.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/320639 ... fo-web.pdf
http://www.albertaparks.ca/kootenay-pla ... ade-4.aspx
http://www.albertacampgroundguide.ca/ca ... lains_pra_
etc.
Abraham Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lake
http://www.travelnordegg.com/travel_nor ... ivers.html
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/tr ... 3703/view/
Images.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Lake+Abr ... 66&bih=675
Nordegg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordegg,_Alberta
http://www.travelnordegg.com/
http://www.ghosttowns.com/canada/alberta/nordegg.html http://vacay.ca/2012/04/albertas-hidden ... mountains/
https://www.google.com/search?q=nordegg ... 66&bih=675
Nordegg Historical Museum and Brazeau Collieries Mine Site; Provincial Historic Resource and National Historic site.
http://www.unlockthepast.ca/places/Nord ... -Site_8290
http://www.nordegghistoricalsociety.org/
http://www.travelnordegg.com/travel_nor ... itage.html
Saunders and Saunders PRA.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/saunders.aspx
http://www.geotourismcanada.com/documents/882.aspx
http://www.westwardbound.ca/Westward-Bo ... unders.php
Horburg and Horburg PRA.
Ed note: I found nothing worth posting here for the settlement of Horburg.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/horburg.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/horburg/info ... camp:11816
http://www.albertaparks.ca/horburg/info ... tions.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparks ... erved.aspx
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... ec.%20Area
http://www.westwardbound.ca/Westward-Bo ... orburg.php
Ferrier.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrier,_Alberta
Rocky Mountain House. National Historic Site and settlement.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/rockymou ... ndex_E.asp
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ab/rock ... index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/rockymou ... isit1.aspx
http://www.seevirtual360.com/themes/52/ ... ngID=11250
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Moun ... e,_Alberta
http://www.rockymtnhouse.com/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=rocky+mo ... 66&bih=675
Boggy Hall Post.
http://www.northamericanforts.com/Canada/ab.html#boggy
Washout-Saskatchewan PNA.
Shown at Toporama but I found no information online.
Buck Creek.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Creek,_Alberta
Pembina Field PNA.
Shown at Toporama but I found no information online.
Drayton Valley.
http://www.draytonvalley.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drayton_Valley
http://www.draytonvalley.ca/campgrounds
Willey West campground.
http://www.willeywestcampground.webs.com/
http://www.albertaparks.ca/eagle-point/ ... camp:18755
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... nds_id=161
http://www.epbrparkscouncil.org/campgrounds
Drayton Valley PNA; North Saskatchewan PNA; Modeste-Saskatchewan PNA; St Francis PNA.
Shown at Toporama but I found no information online.
Burtonsville; Burtonsville Island PRA and PNA .
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abbhs/
http://www.albertaparks.ca/burtonsville-island.aspx
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/burtonsvilleislandweb/
Genesee and Genesee PRA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesee,_Alberta
http://www.albertaparks.ca/genesee.aspx
Keephills.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keephills,_Alberta
http://www.transalta.com/facilities/pla ... keephills3
Devon and Devon Voyageur Park.
http://www.devon.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon,_Alberta
Devon Voyageur Park. (perhaps the “Riverside Park” mentioned at Paddle Alberta).
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/devon-v ... tors-point
Edmonton.
http://www.edmonton.ca/
http://www.edmonton.com/for-visitors.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton
http://natureedmonton.com/2013/08/10/th ... wan-river/
etc.
Images.
https://www.google.com/search?q=edmonto ... 66&bih=675
Fort Edmonton; Park and National Historic Site.
http://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/
http://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/
http://www.ftedmontonpark.com/
http://www.pc.gc.ca/docs/r/ab/sites/edmonton.aspx
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... t-edmonton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Edmonton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Edmonton_Park
http://www.edmontonattractions.com/fort_edmonton_park/
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/fort-edmonton-park
Capilano Park. Edmonton.
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recr ... e-map.aspx
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/gold-ba ... -park-loop
https://www.google.com/search?q=Capilan ... 66&bih=675
Fort Saskatchewan.
http://www.fortsask.ca/fortsask/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Saskatchewan
Waskatenau.
Ed note: Rte 831 bridge to the south.
http://www.waskatenau.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waskatenau,_Alberta
Victoria Settlement and Provincial Historic Site.
Ed note: No online information was found for Victoria Settlement PNA (shown at Toporama).
Ed note: Toporama shows Pakan as lying downstream from Victoria Settlement; Wikipedia says that Pakan is the former name for Victoria Settlement.
http://www.history.alberta.ca/victoria/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Victoria,_Alberta
http://albertashistoricplaces.wordpress ... 0-years-2/
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/eppp ... toria.html
Shandro.
http://www.kalynacountry.com/places/The ... andro_6344
Wasel and Snake Hills.
Shown at Toporama but I found no information online worth posting here.
Duvernay. At Hwy 29 bridge.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duvernay,_Alberta
Brosseau.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brosseau,_Alberta
Elk Point.
http://www.elkpoint.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Point,_Alberta
Heinsburg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinsburg,_Alberta
http://www.kalynacountry.com/places/Heinsburg_6545
http://www.ironhorsetrail.ca/heinsburg.html
Jubilee Regional Park.
http://www.kalynacountry.com/places/Jub ... Park-_6061
http://www.marwayne.ca/siteengine/activ ... PageID=132
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... %20Park%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea_Park,_Alberta
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Features.
Ed note: Features are taken from Toporama and so local names are omitted; examples, with putative locations, are Whirlpool Point (below Hwy 93 bridge) and Preacher's Point (start of Abraham Lake).
Ed note: Route entries are sorted by access point, using the following list; some access/egress points known to have been used are marked in bold.
... , Alexandra River confluence, Rampart Creek confluence, Arctomys Creek confluence, Howse River confluence, Mistaya River confluence, Hwy 93 bridge, (Saskatchewan River Crossing is at the intersection of Hwys 93 and 11), creek confluences (Murchison, Corona, Spreading, Loudon), Siffleur River confluence, Kootenay Plains (and Preacher's Point?), Abraham Lake (Cline River confluence), dam, Bighorn River confluence, creek confluences (Haven, Black Canyon),
Rte 734 bridge (Nordegg bridge), creek confluences, The Gap, creek confluences, past Saunders, creek confluences (Saunders, Slippery, Sunset, Jackfish, Camp, Trout, Lewis, Rough), Ram River confluence, past Horburg, Cow Creek confluence, Ferrier, RR bridge and Garth, Rocky Mountain House Historic Site, Clearwater River confluence, Hwy 11A bridge and
Rocky Mountain House, bridge, creek confluences, Baptiste River confluence, Brazeau River confluence, past Boggy Hall, Blue Rapids, Rose Creek confluence and Washout-Saskatchewan PNA, past Buck Creek, Pembina Field PNA, Hwy 22 bridge,
Drayton Valley (Willey West campground, downstream of Hwy 22 bridge is used for access/egress) and Drayton Valley PNA, North Saskatchewan PNA, Mishow Creek confluence, Rte 759 bridge (Berrymoor), Modeste-Saskatchewan PNA and Poplar Creek confluence,, St Francis PNA, past Burtonsville, Genesee PNA, creek confluences (Wabamun, Strawberry, Willow, Cutbank, Conjuring) past Keephills, creek confluences, Hwy 60 bridge,
Devon (Riverside Park is used for access/egress), Big Island, Hwy 216 bridge,
Edmonton (Fort Edmonton Historic Park, Whitemud Creek confluence; some parties use Capilano Park for access/egress), creek confluences (Horsehills, Pointe-aux-Pins), Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon River confluence, Hwy 38 bridge and Redwater River confluence, creek confluences (Beaverhill, Namepi), Rte 831 bridge (Waskatenau), Peno Creek confluence, Rte 855 bridge, Victoria Settlement and Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site), Pakan, creek confluences (Smoky, White Earth, Redclay),
Rte 857 bridge (Shandro and Wasel), Cucumber Creek confluence, rapids (2 sets marked), Snake Hills, Saddlelake Creek confluence,
Duvernay, Hwy 29 (36?) bridge, Brosseau, Rte 881 bridge, Fort Island and Slawa Creek confluence, Siler Creek confluence, Death River confluence, Hwy 41 bridge (Elk Point), creek confluences (Telegraph, Moosehills), Riverview, Middle Creek, bridge (Rte 893?) and Heinsburg, Lea Park and Rte 897 bridge, Vermilion River confluence and Jubilee Regional Park, Hwy 17 bridge; enter Saskatchewan.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Subregion 1. Waters upstream from the Edmonton area

Specific inclusions.
North Saskatchewan River; Blackstone River, Brazeau River, Clearwater River.

Blackstone River. Information.
Ed note: Tributary of the Brazeau River, entering it upstream from the Brazeau Reservoir; a fly-fishing river.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstone ... Alberta%29
Ed note: No data at Environment Canada Water Office.
Blackstone Provincial Recreation Area.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/blackstone.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/blackstone/i ... tions.aspx
Blackstone Viewpoint Provincial Recreation Area.
The park appears to exist but I have found no information worth posting here.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Blackstone River. Chungo Creek Road to Gas Plant bridge. Guide, Skeleton.
Ed notes:
1. Chungo Creek Road is west of Rte 734, northwest of Nordegg.
2. The Blackstone River is a tributary of the Brazeau River.
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: 42 km. Half day to 2 days.
River comments: Intermediate whitewater river at average to low flow rates.
General comments: Good whitewater, spectacular foothills scenery.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Brazeau River. Information.
Ed note: Tributary of the North Saskatchewan River, entering it between Rocky Mountain House and Drayton Valley.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazeau_River
http://www.paddlingabc.com/doku.php?id= ... rs:brazeau
http://www.calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca/outd ... eau-river/
http://www.campscout.com/campground/AB0002/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshandro/8499227504/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=brazeau+ ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Brazeau River below Cardinal River.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DD007
Brazeau River Provincial Recreation Area.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/brazeau-river.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/brazeau-rive ... -camp:5998
http://www.albertaparks.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=106
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Brazeau River. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: unknown.
Route description: Day trip (done twice): Smallboys to Cardinal River Confluence.
http://members.shaw.ca/ceyana/id657.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Brazeau River, above the reservoir. Online, Journal, Photos, Map.
Author: Likely Mark Lund.
Route description: Forestry Trunk Road to a well site above the Brazeau Reservoir.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/brazeau ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Brazeau River. Forestry Trunk Road to Brazeau Dam. Guide, Skeleton.
Ed notes:
1. Forestry Trunk Road appears to be Rte 734.
2. Brazeau Dam (road access) is at the southwest end of the Brazeau 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: 100 km. 1 to 4 days.
River comments: Whitewater river for skilled paddlers.
General comments: Challenging whitewater.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Brazeau River. Upper Brazeau to Brazeau Dam. Guide.
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 Brazeau Recreation area.
Route description: I did not find “Upper Brazeau” at Toporama and so cannot write a Route description.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Brazeau River and North Saskatchewan River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: “from the Brazeau Powerhouse to near Boggy Hall”.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/lowerbr ... 8/main.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Clearwater River. Information.
Ed note: Tributary of the North Saskatchewan River, entering it near Rocky Mountain House; not to be confused with the Clearwater River that is a tributary of the Athabasca River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearwater ... Alberta%29
http://www.albertawest.info/2012/06/hea ... ng-in.html
Seven Mile Provincial Recreation Area.
http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=219
http://www.albertaparks.ca/seven-mile.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/seven-mile/i ... -mile.aspx
http://www.albertacampsites.com/moreinf ... nds_id=236
etc.
Environment Canada Water Office. Clearwater River near Dovercourt.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DB006
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Clearwater River. Features.
Timber Creek, Seven Mile Flats Campground, Corkscrew Mountain, Tay River confluence, Ricinus bridge, Butte, Dovercourt, Prairie Creek confluence, North Saskatchewan River junction and Rocky Mountain House.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Clearwater River. Timber Creek to Rocky Mountain House.. Online, Guide.
Source: Mark’s Guide library.
Three reaches, with intermediate access/egress points at Seven Mile Flats Campground and Ricinus bridge.
Route description: Clearwater River features.
http://members.shaw.ca/marksguide/clear ... skCA78.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Clearwater River. Timber Creek to Rocky Mountain House. Guide.
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.
Three reaches, with intermediate access/egress points at Seven Mile Flats campground and Ricinus bridge.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Alexandra River to Edmonton. Guide.
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.
Five reaches, with intermediate access/egress at Saskatchewan Crossing, Nordegg Bridge, Rocky Mountain House and Drayton Valley.
Route description: Alexandra River, North Saskatchewan River features, Edmonton.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Rampart Creek to Preacher's Point. 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: 52 km. 2 days (or two 1-day paddles).
River comments: Tripping river for intermediate paddlers; portage required.
General comments: Great mountain scenery, very pleasant river paddling
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Rampart Creek to Nordegg bridge. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Three day trips from base at Cavalcade Group Area 4 (Kootenay Plains PRA).
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund4/uppern ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River, from Hwy 93 bridge area.
Source: Nessmuking library.
Author: Robert H Pruden.
Route description: Put-in NW of the intersection of Hwys 11 and 93; bad dump (lost boat) in gorge not far below the start.
http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/d ... -crossing/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. From above Abraham Lake to North Battleford SK.
Source: Nessmuking library.
Author: Robert H Pruden.
Route description: Put-in 32 km above Abraham Lake, Nordegg, Rocky Mountain House, Edmonton (pause), Duvernay, North Battleford (SK).
http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/t ... wan-river/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Hwy 93 bridge to Rocky Mountain House. Online, Journal.
Source: Neis Family library.
Author: Margot Neis.
Ed note: The Neis party had a guide other than Mark Lund’s.
Route description: Put-in below Hwy 93 (Icefields Parkway) bridge, Whirlpool Point (not at Toporama), Siffleur River confluence, Preacher’s Point (start of Abraham Lake), drive to below Bighorn Dam, Bighorn River confluence, remainder of North Saskatchewan River features in the area, Rocky Mountain House.
Story.
http://www.vvneisfamily.com/canoeing/no ... story.html
Photos.
http://www.vvneisfamily.com/canoeing/no ... hsask.html
Area map.
http://www.vvneisfamily.com/canoeing/threeframe.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Preacher's Point area. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: Park2.
Title at source: N.Sask Whirlpool-Preachers.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-N-Sask-W ... se-AB-1908
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Abraham Lake to Rocky Mountain House. Online, Note, Photo.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: Theorim.
Ed note: Content is minimal.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-N-Saskat ... se-AB-9988
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Nordegg bridge to Horburg. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Ed note: Leave No Trace outing.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/09Jul18 ... tohorburg/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Nordegg bridge to Rocky Mountain House. 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: 106 km. 3 to 4 days.
River comments: Whitewater and tripping river for intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Alberta's premier whitewater (season-long), long-weekend camping run.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Nordegg bridge to Rocky Mountain House. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund2/nordeg ... /index.htm
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund5/05sept ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Nordegg bridge to Rocky Mountain House. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: ice-breaker.
Route description:
Title at source: Nordegg (Forestry Trunk Road) to Rocky Mountain House on North Saskatchewan River.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 10&t=41932
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Nordegg bridge to Drayton Valley. Guide.
Extracted from Paddle Alberta:
North Saskatchewan — NOVICE+ to INTERMEDIATE
Class I – II
A high volume river that flows through the foothills region of forested valleys and river characterized by ledges, wave trains and rock features. From Nordegg bridge through The Gap and many rough water stretches toward Saunders, Horburg and Rocky Mountain House. Then Baptiste River, Abraham’s Gates, Brazeau River, Lodgepole, Buck Creek and then on to Drayton Valley.
Ed note: Available for purchase at
http://www.paddlealberta.org/paddling/maps.asp
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Nordegg bridge to Rocky Mountain House. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: ripplewake library.
Author: Monster.
http://ripplewake.ca/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Below Nordegg bridge to above Rocky Mountain House. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: From near Saunders, past Horburg, to near Garth (upstream from Rocky Mountain House).
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/09sept5 ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River, Horburg area. Notes, Photos.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Ed note: local contact is needed. Location is likely near Horburg.
Ed note: Link is broken, replacement expected.
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/Nort ... eley's.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Rocky Mountain House to Drayton 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: 133 km. 2 to 3 days.
River comments: Intermediate tripping river, but with log jams and sweepers.
General comments: Good camping, modest whitewater; fur-trade history.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Rocky Mountain House to Drayton Valley. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund5/06sept ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Rocky Mountain House to Edmonton. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum.
Author: gbarron.
Route description: Rocky Mountain House (bridge at Hwy 11A), North Saskatchewan River features, Edmonton (Emily Murphy Park).
Ed note: Report contains campsite locations and a river profile map (elevation vs distance).
Title at source: N Saskatchewan: Rocky Mountain House to Edmonton Aug. 2009.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=34533
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Brazeau confluence area. Online, Photos, Map.
Location: “Boggy Hall.”
Source: Every Trail.
Author: bnb.
Route description (“24 miles”): Unspecified point, Brazeau River confluence, unspecified point above the Washout Creek confluence.
Title at source: klenke town 08-20-11.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1250775
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Drayton Valley to Devon. Online, Notes, Photo, Map.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Drayton Valley (Willey West campground, downstream from Hwy 22 (39?) bridge), North Saskatchewan River features, Devon (Riverside Park).
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... oDevon.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Drayton Valley to Devon. Notes, Photos.
Author: Darin Zandee.
Route description: Drayton Valley, North Saskatchewan River features, Devon.
Ed note: Link dead, replacement coming?
http://www.darinzandee.wildrec.net/125k ... chewan.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Genesee bridge to Devon. Online, Photos, Map.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Title at source: MacEwan PEDS 205 _ 2012 Fall Canoe Trip.
https://plus.google.com/photos/10710414 ... puAsvzegAE
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Devon to Edmonton.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Devon (Riverside Park), North Saskatchewan River features), Edmonton (Capilano Park).
Ed note: Mark recommends the City of Edmonton's River Recreation Guide.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... monton.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Devon to Edmonton. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Ed note: Day trips.
http://members.shaw.ca/loisjlund/10Jun2 ... oeDay.html
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund2/nsask05may28/index.htm
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund3/devonn ... /index.htm
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/ceyanad ... 62002.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Devon to Edmonton. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: RiverValleyAlliance.
Route description (“21 miles”): Devon (Voyageur Park), North Saskatchewan River features, Edmonton (Laurier Park)
Title at source: Devon to Laurier Park by Canoe.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1281808
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Devon to Edmonton. Online, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: bencates.
Route description (“27 miles”): Devon, North Saskatchewan River features, Forest Heights Park.
Title at source: N Sask Paddle Day.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1640644
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Subregion 2. Waters of the Edmonton area

Ed note: Information for the city of Edmonton is posted above, under North Saskatchewan River Places and Parks.

Specific inclusions.
Ed note: The sort is roughly west to east, as follows.
Chickakoo Lake; Wizard Lake; Whitemud Creek; Telford Lake; Astotin Lake, Cooking Lake and Hastings Lake, Islet Lake and Elk Island National Park; Big Lake and Sturgeon River,

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Chickakoo Lake. Information.
Location: North of Hwy 16. west of Spruce Grove.
Ed note: Most online information relates to hiking and fishin.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=chi ... &FORM=IGRE
https://www.google.ca/search?q=chickako ... 66&bih=641
Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area.
http://www.parklandcounty.com/Recreatio ... n_Area.htm
http://www.edmontonplus.ca/canada/venue ... -lake-park
http://scoutdocs.ca/Camps/Camps.php?camp=chikakoo
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Chickakoo Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Route description: Day trip on the lake.
Ed note: Contains a passing reference to Kettle Lake.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/sea ... koo%20Lake
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Wizard Lake. Information.
Location: Southwest of Leduc.
http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alb ... &number=88
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_Lake
http://www.campscout.com/campground/AB0132/
http://www.leduc-county.com/parks/jubil ... campground
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wiz ... &FORM=IGRE
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Wizard Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Route description: Day trip on the lake.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/sea ... ard%20Lake
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Whitemud Creek. Information.
http://srd.alberta.ca/RecreationPublicU ... fault.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitemud_Creek
Environment Canada Water Office. Whitemud Creek at Edmonton.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DF009
Environment Canada Water Office. Whitemud Creek near Ellerslie.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05DF006
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Whitemud Creek. Online, Journal, Photos, Map.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Alberta Forum
Author: ice-breaker.
Route description (day trip): Ellerslie Road to North Saskatchewan River.
Title at source: Spring run on Whitemud Creek in Edmonton.
Report.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 10&t=37980
Photos and map.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1030369668 ... emudCreek#
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Telford Lake. Information.
Location: Leduc.
http://www.thebigboatrace.com/The_Big_B ... ation.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Telford Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Route description: Day trip on the lake.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/sea ... ord%20Lake
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Astotin Lake, Cooking Lake, Hastings Lake, Islet Lake, Elk Island National Park, etc. Information.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland/index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland/visit.aspx
http://travelalberta.com/Places%20to%20 ... 0Park.aspx
http://www.elkislandwildlife.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Island_National_Park
http://elkisland.ca/
http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/alber ... /index.htm
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Elk+Isla ... 66&bih=675
Astotin Lake.
Ed note: Lies within Elk Island NP, 45 km (straight-line distance) northeast of Edmonton.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Astotin+ ... 66&bih=675
Islet Lake.
Ed note: Lies within the following PRA.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=islet+la ... 6&bih=641m
Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/cooking-lake-blackfoot.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/cooking-lake ... eport.aspx
http://www.dotheblackfoot.ca/
http://www.geotourismcanada.com/documents/778.aspx
Cooking Lake.
http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alb ... &number=72
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=coo ... &FORM=IGRE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooking_Lake_(Alberta)
http://southcookinglake.com/history.htm
Hastings Lake.
Location: East of Cooking Lake.
http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alb ... &number=77
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Astotin Lake and Islet 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: 9 km; 7 km. Day trips
Comments: Novice lake tripping; sheltered paddling; birding in the spring.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Astotin Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Day trips on the lake.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund4/05jun1 ... index.html
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund2/astoti ... /index.htm
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund/astotin ... 2jun16.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Astotin Lake and Elk Island National Park. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Titles at source. Astotin Lake and Elk Island National Park.
Ed note: Two links, each with three apparently identical entries.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/sea ... tin%20Lake
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/sea ... nal%20Park
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Cooking Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Route description: No trip due to very low water.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/201 ... -lake.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Hastings Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Route description: Day trip on small lake.
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/sea ... ngs%20Lake
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Big Lake, Sturgeon River and Lois Hole Provincial Park. Information.
Location: St Albert (northwest of Edmonton).
Big Lake.
http://www.stalbert.ca/big-lake
http://www.bless.ab.ca/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lake_%28Alberta%29
Sturgeon River.
Ed note: Tributary of the North Saskatchewan River, entering it downstream from Fort Saskatchewan (below Edmonton).
http://www.stalbert.ca/sturgeon-river-watershed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon_R ... Alberta%29 http://www.nait.ca/74273.htm
http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=214328
https://www.google.ca/search?q=sturgeon ... 66&bih=655
Bon Accord.
http://www.bonaccord.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Accord,_Alberta
Gibbons.
http://www.gibbons.ca/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbons,_Alberta
https://www.albertacommunityprofiles.co ... ibbons/255
Environment Canada Water Office. Sturgeon River at St Albert.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05EA002
Environment Canada Water Office. Sturgeon River near Villeneuve.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05EA005
Lois Hole Provincial Park.
http://www.albertaparks.ca/lois-hole-centennial.aspx
http://www.albertaparks.ca/fish-creek/a ... -park.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Hole_ ... ncial_Park
https://plus.google.com/101541542805867 ... l=ca&hl=en
http://www.starlingatbiglake.com/vision ... cial-park/
http://travelsandtrails.com/place.php?place_id=172
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Big Lake and Sturgeon River. Online, Notes, GPS.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: Cottonwoods.
Route description (15 km): Day trip on the lake and river.
Title at source: Big Lake -- 231 Street to St. Albert & return.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Big-Lake ... on-AB-1657
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Big Lake and Sturgeon River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canoeing around Edmonton.
Author. Bob Barnetson.
Route description: Day trip.
Title at source. [i[Sturgeon River and Big Lake, St Albert.[/i]
http://edmontoncanoeing.blogspot.ca/201 ... lbert.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sturgeon River from Bon Accord to the North Saskatchewan River. Guide, Skeleton.
Ed note: Bon Accord is 35 km (straight-line distance) north of Edmonton.
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: 33 km. Half-day to full-day trips.
River comments: Tripping river. For intermediate paddlers at higher flow rates; otherwise novice paddlers with good leadership.
General comments: Spring run. Pleasant boreal and parkland forest scenery; active bird life.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sturgeon River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description (8 km): Range Road 240 (south of Bon Accord) to Range Road 234 (just west of Gibbons).
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund2/sturge ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Sturgeon River. Online, Notes, Photos, Maps.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Day trip 1: 7.4 km upstream from Gibbons.
Day trip 2: 10 km; ... , Gibbons, Hwy 28 culvert, Rte 643.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund2/009SturgeonRiver/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Subregion 3. Waters downstream from the Edmonton area

Specific inclusions.
North Saskatchewan River; Battle River and Vermilion River (no Route information).

Battle River. Information.
Ed note: Tributary of the North Saskatchewan River, entering it downstream from the SK boundary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_River
http://www.battleriverwatershed.ca/cont ... iver-facts
http://www.battleriverwatershed.ca/site ... es%202.pdf
http://environment.alberta.ca/01239.html
Images.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=battle+r ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Battle River at Duhamel.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05FA011
Environment Canada Water Office. Battle River at Hwy 872.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05FC008
Environment Canada Water Office. Battle River near Forestburg.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05FC001
Environment Canada Water Office. Battle River near Ponoka.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05FA001
Environment Canada Water Office. Battle River near the SK boundary.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05FE004
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Battle River. Fabyan to Hwy 41. Guide, Skeleton.
Ed note: Fabyan is a few km northwest of Wainwright.
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: Novice tripping river.
General comments: Pleasant spring paddle, open vistas.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Battle River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Hwy14 (near Fabyan) to below Hwy 41 (north of Wainwright).
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund5/battle ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton to the SK boundary.
Source: Paddle Alberta library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Edmonton (Capilano Park), North Saskatchewan River features, Hwy 17 bridge and site of former ferry.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/pdf/trips/ ... undary.pdf
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Victoria settlement to Rte 857 bridge. Online, Notes, Photos, Map, GPS file.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Ed note: Day trip.
http://members.shaw.ca/loisjlund/NSaskV ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

North Saskatchewan River. Rte 857 bridge to Duvernay. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund2/NSaskt ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Vermilion River and Vermilion River Provincial Park. Information.
Ed note: No Route information presently available.
River-left tributary of the North Saskatchewan River, passing through Vegreville.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion_ ... Alberta%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion_Provincial_Park
Environment Canada Water Office. Vermilion River tributary near Bruce.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05EE006
Environment Canada Water Office. Vermilion River at Vegreville.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=05EE009
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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