The North Saskatchewan River is a natural connection between neighbouring municipalities. The City maintains numerous docks and launches throughout Edmonton. This provides public access, allows travel along the river and supports the regional park concept.
Check the notifications before you go. Closures may occur due to water levels, weather, or other situations.
The Edmonton Paddling Centre Society operates a canoe/kayak centre on the ponds in Rundle Park for group paddling
Most of the other ponds in Edmonton's park system are stormwater lakes and are not suitable for boating, canoeing or kayaking. Be aware of the associated health risks.
For public safety, any activity that may result in direct contact with water in stormwater lakes is prohibited (this includes wading, swimming, boating, fishing and skating).
The City has signage posted at all stormwater facilities advising residents to keep off the water/ice because conditions are unknown. Due to the nature and the function of stormwater lakes, conditions can be unpredictable and dangerous. Moving water, temperature changes underwater due to vegetation or drainage and fluctuating weather conditions can all result in unsafe conditions not visible from the surface.