Family friendly adventures this summer

April 24, 2023

Family friendly adventures on the water this summer.  

Last week there was a great article in the Globe and Mail showcasing family friendly activities in Okanagan, BC

This article got me thinking about how awesome Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is for everyone in the family. As a safe and easily accessible sport, SUP may be your best bet for a new family adventure sport this summer.  With a relatively easy learning curve and not much equipment to setup, it is very easy to get out on the water with the whole family. We provide life jackets and boards for kids to adults and have accommodated the smallest paddlers.  Some great family friendly spots in the Canmore and Banff area can be accessed via car or public transport all summer.  Quarry Lake in Canmore and Johnson Lake in Banff offers warm waters and sandy beaches.  Two Jack Lake in Banff and the Rundle Forebay in Canmore offer bigger, open water but are still very manageable with the family.  All of these lakes offer 360 degree mountain views and washroom facilities close by.  

For those seeking a little more speed when out with the family, I would recommend taking a stable, yet efficient, race style board out on the water.  This can add a little challenge initially, but once you are up and paddling they offer the speed and workout that will leave you craving more.  

Want to add a little fun to the mix?  Try out one of our Tandem SUPs or our 6 person Big Red SUP.  Both are a great way to accommodate multiple people on one board and are a ton of fun!  

If there is someone in the family who is a little hesitant about trying a SUP, we rent stable single and tandem kayaks that are incredibly easy to use.  This will allow anyone in your group to get on the water comfortably and safely.

For over 10 years we have provided lessons and rentals of SUPs and kayaks. If you are unsure, a lesson is a great way to start.  If you want to give it a shot yourself, we can set you up and make sure you are in complete control with our premium rentals.  Every guest of ours leaves with full knowledge of safety, how to paddle and how to transport their equipment to the lake.

Bring your families this summer and try Stand Up Paddleboarding for the first time or take your skills to the next level. See you on the water. And always feel free to call or text us at 403-707-7202 with any questions.

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