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Welcome to Canoeheads!

Our Two Most Popular Canoe Rental Packages

Day Trip: Devon Bridge to Edmonton - Only $100 Total

Scheduled trips every *Saturday and Sunday*, Bus departs from the boat launch at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park - we drive you to Devon, you canoe back to Laurier Park - OR - use your own canoe, with our certified shuttle service, from $50 for two people!

This trip is rated Novice or beginner, about 6-hours floating down the river, and is well suited for couples, families or special group tours. Includes: Canoe, paddles, safety gear and transport for **two people**

The whole trip is very scenic and peaceful, allows plenty of time for a romantic or fun lunch, you can stop at the historic and natural Big Island. The surroundings create the perfect backdrop for a hike or a casual picnic.

*Weekdays: Minimum Charge 4 canoes, subject to notice and availability
**Extra person(s) Transportation, PFD ONLY $20

Overnight Trip: Genesee Bridge to Edmonton - Only $180 Total

Regular trips, scheduled any Saturday or Sunday, leave from the boat launch from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park to Genesee Bridge. Set up Camp on crown land (almost anywhere you like) along the river. We also do Friday afternoon / evening departures for those who want the extra time out there. The trip takes about 13 hours on the water, you can camp over for 1 night or 2 nights. Includes: Canoe, paddles, safety gear and certified transport for 2 people*

*Extra person(s) transportation, PFD ONLY $25

All Reservations Require 50% Deposit - See More Packages

Contact Us for Booking Details!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much notice, and what about deposits?
A. Bookings are first come, first served as available. Booking deposit of 50% required to hold space. We accept cash, cheque, or email money transfer. Deposits are non refundable or transferrable,except for severe weather or wind. Sorry, No Credit cards.

Q. How long have you been doing this?
A. Since July 1996, After a suggestion from my Dad.

Q. Is the North Saskatchewan River safe as far as water quality is concerned?
A. Yes, the river is safe for recreational use. There are many myths regarding the water quality and content of the North Saskatchewan River. The main reason the river may look "dirty" is because of the silt being stirred up by the flowing water. Swimming is highly recommended on warm days.

Q. Is there an itinery to follow?
A. Our trips are unguided, and not supervised. We estimate all times with casual paddling.

Q. How long does the Devon - Edmonton canoe trip take?
A. On average the trip takes approximately 5 - 6 hours. The water flows at different rates depending on melt water, rain, and flow through the Brazeau and Big horn dams. Trip time can vary greatly, with flow rates, wind and paddling effort.

Q. Are there longer trips than one day?
A. Yes, we can arrange custom trips specifically suited to the amount of time you have to spend on the river.

Q. Can we put more than two people in a canoe?
A. Yes, however, There are space concerns, usually 1 extra adult or two small children is still comfortable.

Q. What days and times do your trips depart?
A. We run trips each Saturday and Sunday. Weekdays are available for 4 canoe minimum booking. Please Contact Us for times.

Q. What equipment and services are provided with your trips?
A. We supply your transportation, canoe*, PFD's, paddles, bailing device and throw bag. This equipment is included in your trip price. If you require additional camping gear please inquire.

Q. What do I need to bring on the canoe trip?
A. Drinking water, a hat and sunscreen are essential. Old shoes, bagged lunch, food and beverages. It is a very good idea to bring both warm weather clothing and something a little heavier in case of inclement weather, rain gear is always good to have with you. Swimwear is a good idea, the water upstream of Edmonton is ideal and safe for cooling off. Cell phones, cameras etc. should be stored in a water proof container or zip lock bag, we take no responsibility for your gear.

Q. Can we get lost?
A. No way, there are no navigational decisions to make floating down the North Sask. river. This is a Beginner trip.

Q. What level of canoeing experience is recommended for the trips you run?
A. Our regular trips are all on a novice area of the river. We recommend that you be comfortable on water, and always wear PFD's

Q. Is there a limit to how much I can bring with me on the trip?
A. Canoes do have weight restrictions, so yes, there is a limit. Also please remember, weight slows you down.

Also Important - Please Note:

Weather POLICY: all Bookings are Rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather or wind.

Deposits Required to book are non-refundable, severe weather bookings rescheduled subject to availability.

Shuttle Service price does not include the canoe and equipment rental.

PACKAGE prices include transportation for 2 ppl, 1 canoe rental, paddles, PFD's, safety gear.

The samples are of various trips we have available, we can create custom trips based upon the amount of time you wish to spend on the river.

All times given here for trip duration are approximate please allow yourself extra time.

We meet at the boat launch at Sir Wilfred Laurier Park (Beside the Valley Zoo) unless other arrangements are made for your trip.

In order to provide you with a personalized, flexible service our trips are scheduled by pre-arranged bookings and times available are based on a first come first served basis. Although we promise to do our best to accomodate you for the day and time you would like to go, weekdays will require more notice and minimum 4 canoes

All of our prices are based on 2 people in each canoe, if you would like to add an extra person to your canoe there will be a $20.00 transportation charge for one day trips for each extra person ($25 for 2 day trips)


+ drinking water
+ a hat - sunglasses
+ sunscreen
+ rain gear
+ a change of clothing
+ an extra pair of shoes
+ a dry bag for these items is a good idea
+ food (some people bring a small cooler = Ok!)
+ a bag for your garbage
+ Electronics should be in zip lock or other water proof bag

Canoe Rental Packages

1/2 Day Trips (specially scheduled, group bookings)

time: approx. 3 hours
$90 for one canoe with 2 people including shuttle

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Laurier Park >> Goldbar Park (City Tour)
time: approx. 3 Hours
$90 for one canoe with 2 people including shuttle

1 Day Trip

DEVON >> Laurier Park
time: approx. 5-7 hours
$100 for one canoe with 2 people including shuttle

2 Day Trip

Genesee Bridge >> Laurier Park
Duration: approx. 13 - 14 hours on the water*
$180 one canoe with 2 people including shuttle
*note; you can choose to go out on Friday night instead of Saturday morning and get the extra night free.

2 Day Extended Trip (great Friday afternoon drop point )

West of Genesee Power Plant >> Laurier Park
Duration: approx. 16-18 hours on the water
$210 total one canoe with 2 people including shuttle

3 or 4 Day Trip(s)

- Berrymore bridge- 25 hrs $300 one canoe with 2 people including shuttle

- Drayton Valley- 30+ hours on the water $325 one canoe with 2 people including shuttle

Shuttle Only Services - Use your own Canoe!
Save the Hassle of driving yourself.. 8-)


$50 one canoe or 2 Solo kayaks

GENESEE BRIDGE (excellent weekend trip)
$120 one canoe


Klondike Jet Boat Tours, Edmonton's original River tour, is a good friend of ours.. we're happy to make introductions.

About Us

Since July 1996, Canoeheads has been running this popular canoe rental and shuttle service on the North Saskatchewan River based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We enable a fun, inexpensive and hassle-free adventure for couples, families and tour groups. Our drivers are very knowledgeable, friendly and reliable. We trust that you will find value and convenience in our service, and hope that you will give us a try next time you think of canoeing.



Jason Hayes
Owner / Operator
Phone: 780-481-6044