a unique experience along the sturgeon river & big lake just outside of St. albert in Sturgeon county
Our Rural River Route provides kayak rentals for the Northern section of the Sturgeon River which flows towards St. Albert through Big Lake. This trip usually takes between 2 and 4 hours, when the water is high.
rural river route
This self-guided route starts at our shop by the Cunningham Bridge in Sturgeon County and ends in St. Albert. This involves floating/paddling down the Sturgeon River and paddling across Big Lake to the Riel Recreation Park Docks.
Recommended for people with some experience.
Our River Bus shuttle will be provided from Riel Recreation park to our private property.
Park in Riel and Bring Your Own Boat on the River Bus, transportation is included - $15/Boat
Paddling the Sturgeon River is highly dependent on precipitation levels throughout the Winter, Spring and Summer. This past Summer in 2021 we experience some of the lowest river conditions in recent memory making it quite unfavourable for boats. Beaver Dams and low/shallow spots, as well as algae and plant life also contribute to the difficulty.
DOne for the season!
See you in the spring of 2022!
When the water is low, its extremely difficult to get from the Cunningham Bridge to Riel Recreation Park and we won't be offering this route.