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
Adult Single Kayak
Additional 1.5 Hours
$30 / 2.5 Hours
$60 / 2.5 Hours
$60 / 2.5 Hours
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!
Throw Rope, Whistle, Bilge Pump
Brief Paddling tutorial
details & Arrival
THIS IS A SELF GUIDED, UNSUPERVISED PADDLE
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.
Look for our Truck or team with the boats
Sign-in / Sign Waivers and size lifejackets
Brief paddling tutorial will be provided
Our team then brings the boats to the water and assists your launch
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
Finish your paddle back at the Riel Recreation Park Dock
Assistance Disembarking will be provided
group sizes up to 26 people
we reserve the right to cancel/postpone rentals if the weather conditions are dangerous for boating
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.
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:
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.