Riel Recreation Park Dock

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BIG LAKE & STURGEON RIVER
CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS

Explore Big Lake and the Sturgeon River by Canoe & Kayak in St. Albert!

Riel Recreation Park Provides access to the East side of the Lake along the Sturgeon River in St. Albert. Great for Beginners!

ONly group rentals available!

Riel Recreation Park

  1. Adult Single Kayak
  2. Tandem Kayak
  3. Canoe
  Additional 1.5 Hours
$30 / 2.5 Hours​
$60 / 2.5 Hours
$60 / 2.5 Hours

$10

Details

Paddle Big Lake and a section of the Sturgeon River from Riel Recreation Park in St. Albert. 
  • Only available for group rentals!
  • Check out our Rural River Route for local hourly paddling options!

includes:

  • Paddles
  • Lifejackets
  • Throw Rope, Whistle, Bilge Pump
  • Launching/Disembarking Assistance
  • Brief Paddling tutorial 
Riel Recreation Park Location

details & Arrival

THIS IS A SELF GUIDED, UNSUPERVISED PADDLE

  1. Drive to the end of the loop at Riel Recreation Park and find parking, if nothing is available you can park in the gravel parking lot by the Kinsmen RV Park.

  2. Look for our Truck or team with the boats

  3. Sign-in / Sign Waivers and size lifejackets

  4. Brief paddling tutorial will be provided

  5. Our team then brings the boats to the water and assists your launch 

  6. Paddle upriver and explore Big Lake and/or paddle East down the Sturgeon River towards St. Albert until the Trestle Bridge - going any further depends on current strength and water height

  7. Finish your paddle back at the Riel Recreation Park Dock 

  8. Assistance Disembarking will be provided 

Water Paddles

group sizes up to 26 people

we reserve the right to cancel/postpone rentals if the weather conditions are dangerous for boating

Truck & Trailer

boat details

We currently have three boat options available at Riel Recreation Park!

Adult Single Kayak ( 1 Person )

  • Maximum Capacity: 275 lb (125 kg)

 

Tandem Kayak​ ( 2 Person )

  • Maximum Capacity: 500 lbs (227 kg)

Canoe with Backrest ( 2 Person )

  • Maximum capacity: 800 lbs (362 kg)

  • Can also fit 1 child under 90lbs

Lifejackets of all sizes are available. 

Riel Recreation Park Launch Area

booking

Call or Text to book

We accept cash or credit card payments - a card must be kept on file

Proof of ID is required to confirm bookings upon arrival.

Waivers must be signed by everyone participating

all rentals include:

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cancellations & payment

Free cancellation if we are notified over 48 Hours in advance of your booking time. If less than 48 Hours you will be charged $10 a boat and the rest will be refunded.

Extreme Weather Conditions (Such as lightning or Rain/Wind) will apply for a full refund or credit and a reschedule will be attempted.

​Any undesirable conditions experienced while renting do not apply for a refund - this includes rain halfway through your trip

Customers are responsible for any loss or damage to rental equipment and also for personal injury.

​No-shows or day-of cancellations will not be refunded.