Update on Northwest Voyageurs 2020 Events

The Northwest Voyageurs is cautiously opening up some club trips however we will be only accepting renewal memberships for the 2020 season.  We ask that anyone interesting in joining the club for the first time wait until 2021.  This was a very difficult decision for the club executive but out of an abundance of caution it was felt it was the prudent choice to ensure the safety of new and returning members to the club. The tentative trip schedule is available on the Trips menu item.

We apologize for the disappointment this may cause and we hope to see you next year.


Red Deer River - Fort Normandeau to Joffre Bridge

08.14.2020 - 08.16.2020
Burbank Park


Trip Type:

  Moving water, Car Camping

Detailed Trip Rating:

 2B2 Click here for explanation of the trip rating

Experience Level:


Water Class:

Class I

Trip Description:

Camp at Burbank Campground Friday night.  Saturday paddle from Fort Normandeau to Burbank ( 28 km). Sunday paddle "The Canyon" from Burbank to Joffre Bridge (19 Km)

This is our fifth stretch of the Red Deer. This run will include the canyon as described in Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers.


Camping spots are limited.  Contact the trip coordinator to reserve your spot.

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - Yes

Whitewater Kayak – No

Meeting Point:

Burbank Campground

Trip Coordinator:

Donna McKenzie

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Call: (780) 481-4756


Please contact the Trip Coordinator no later than the Wednesday before the trip is schedule to start. Some trips may have space limitations or require early booking. Contact the Trip Coordinator.

Trips are open to all current Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members.

Touring Kayak - Typically 12 feet long or more and 24" wide or less, with front and rear water tight compartments for flotation and storage, defined keel

Rec Kayak - Typically less than 12 feet long, often greater than 24" wide, with one or no water tight compartments, may or may not have a keel

Whitewater Kayak - Typically less than 10', no watertight compartments, no keel


Location information

Burbank Park

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