Red Deer River

07.15.2022 - 07.17.2022


Trip Type:

Moving Water

Detailed Trip Rating:

Grade B Click here for details on Trip Grade and Skills

Experience Level:

 Comfortable Beginner

Water Class:

 Class 1-

Trip Description:

We meet Friday night at Burbank Campground.  Saturday we shuttle to Penhold Bridge (highway 592 due west of Penhold) and leave cars at A-Soo-Wuh-Um Day Use Area.   Paddle 43 km back to Burbank.  Camp.  Sunday we shuttle cars to Joffre Bridge, and paddle from Burbank to Joffre Bridge (19 km) through "The Canyon", the most spectacular part of the Red Deer River. 

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - Yes

Whitewater Kayak – No

Meeting Point:

Burbank Campground - Blackfalds.  Or, can join us for only Saturday and meet at Penhold Bridge. Or can join for only Sunday and meet at Burbank Campground.

Trip Coordinator:

Donna McKenzie

Ph: (780) 984 8439

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


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.

You must provide your own boat or have prearranged a rental from the club to participate in the trip.

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


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