Lakes website (alberta-lakes.
sunsite.ualberta.ca) for detailed
information about lakes near you.
You can also visit your community
swimming pool—it’s a great place
to meet new people.
Walking is a great way to discover
your neighbourhood, town or city
and spend time outdoors. Visit a
museum, attend a play or festival,
stop at a sidewalk café for a cool
drink. Find more to do across the
province at travelalberta.com. Or
exchange your city sneakers for
back-country boots and hiking
trails; see albertaparks.ca for
places to explore.
4. Canoeing, rafting and kayaking
Alberta may be landlocked,
but we have all kinds of rivers
and lakes that are perfect for
canoeing, rafting and kayaking.
You can choose from the Elk,
Milk, Red Deer, South and North
Saskatchewan rivers, Lakeland
Provincial Park or Vermillion
Lakes, among many others. Visit
Paddle Alberta ( paddlealberta.org)
for routes and water safety tips.
The joy of gardening is getting
your hands dirty, relieving
stress and connecting with nature.
Gardening also helps children
learn where food comes from and
how it’s grown. Join a community
garden or a horticultural
society or club such as the Red
Deer & District Garden Club
( reddeergardeclub.ca) to
meet gardeners in your
— Yolanda Genu