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The Upper Saskatchewan Scenic Float

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Take in the views from the North Saskatchewan River on this 2 hours float tour (approximately 1 hour of river time).

Our shortest river tour is the perfect way to take in the sights when you're short on time. This float takes us from a wide braided section of the river with glaciers as backdrops to the entrance of the Kootenay Plains with mountains all around us.

The Upper Saskatchewan Scenic Float starts in the Thompson Creek area. Your guide takes care of the rowing so that you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Highlights

    • Experience a peaceful float surrounded by the mountains.
    • A family-friendly river adventure.

    Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. 

    Tour Overview

    • Activity: Float tour on a raft
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time on the River: ~1 hour
    • Duration: ~2 hours

    Available daily at 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm from May to September.

    The Adventure

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    Which option is right for you?

    Our private tours are the best option when you have a group of four or more, or when you want the flexibility and personal touches that come with having a guide just for yourself.

    The Explorer Series, aka our public tours, is a great option when you have flexible dates and prefer to join others on your adventure. Departures are offered on select dates throughout the season.

    Use the tabs above to see the availability for private and public tours. Private tours are priced per group.

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    The Details

    When and where does the tour start?

    You'll meet your guide at the Landslide Lake Interpretive Fire Trail at 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm. Get Directions >

    Return time varies based on the river conditions but you can expect to be back at your vehicle within approximately 2 hours.

    The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

    What do I need to bring?

    Be prepared for the mountain weather and conditions that can change quickly

    Required Items

    • Proper footwear (sandals or shoes, no flip-flops or slides)
    • Appropriate clothing for the weather
    • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
    • A warm sweater (conditions can change quickly)
    • A water bottle
    • Sunhat
    • Tuque and gloves (spring and fall floats)

    Recommended Items

    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    While we don't usually get wet on our float tours we sometimes get wet feet from light splashing in the rafts and when walking on the shore. 

    We provide a shared dry bag for guests to store additional clothing or items while on the float. We can't guarantee that they are fully waterproof and as such recommend that you bring your own dry bag if you wish to bring a camera or other water-sensitive equipment.

    What's Included?

    • We provide the rafts and all related equipment.
    • PFDs are provided and must be worn at all times. Guests must use the PFDs we provide.
    • A professional guide.
    • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and satellite communicators on all tours.

    We provide a shared dry bag for guests to store additional clothing or items while on the float. We can't guarantee that they are fully waterproof and as such recommend that you bring your own dry bag if you wish to bring a camera or other water-sensitive equipment.

    What's Not Included

    • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
    • Water bottles and camera.

     

    What kind of lunch and snacks are included?

    Lunch is not included but can be pre-ordered from the Nordegg Canteen for this tour. Light snacks are included.

    Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.

    What kind of transportation is provided?

    Transportation is provided from the take-out location at the river to the put-in at the start of your tour. Please note that this short drive (10 to 15 minutes) may be shared with other guests even if you booked a private tour.

    Contact us if you would like to arrange transportation from Nordegg for your group.

    What's the group size?

    This is a private tour available for groups of 1 to 8 guests. Contact us if you are planning for a larger group.

    This day trip is open to all ability levels. Your guide will be rowing the raft, no prior paddling or river experience is necessary.

    What are the terms and conditions?

    Advance Booking

    This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last-minute booking.

    Cancellation Policy

    All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.

    Terms & Conditions

    Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here.

    Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

    The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

    A Few More Things To Know

    We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

    Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by the Nordegg Canteen or give us a call at 403 986-6190.