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Canoe & Kayak

Fort McMurray today is the booming oil sands capital of Alberta, but in its infancy, the fledgling community marked the place where four rivers meet. The cold, clear waters of the Athabasca, the Clearwater, the Christina and the Horse rivers come together in Wood Buffalo to create unparalleled opportunities for adventure.

Whether you’re a novice in a canoe or an experienced whitewater paddler, the rivers of Fort McMurray are a great place to spend a warm summer day. As they wind through the towering trees of the boreal forest, these sparkling waterways offer a variety of experiences for the intrepid canoer or kayaker, from placid waters perfect for the novice to whitewater rapids to challenge more experienced paddlers.

 

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You must must use barbless hooks when fishing

Sportfishing in Alberta is limited to barbless hooks – part of the province’s plan to improve Alberta’s fisheries by reducing hooking injuries and related stress on released fish. While most fisherman don’t need much of an excuse to buy new tackle, there is no need to replace all those hooks in your tackle box – anglers simply need pliers to pinch down existing barbed hooks. Refer to the Alberta Sportfishing Regulations for more information.