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Rafting on the Bow River!! :-)

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  • Bowness Park

    8900 48 Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB (map)

    51.095872 -114.215443

  • The great weather is finally here, so let's get out and enjoy it, in a car-free way, of course.

    Since that can include watercraft, let's gift rafting a go! :-)

    It's easy to get to Bowness Park via bus route #1, and launch our rafts from the beach there. After getting out somewhere downtown, public transport is even more abundant and easy to use to get home.

    Please bear in mind that PFDs are mandatory (and must actually be worn - on penalty of a mandatory court appearance!), and booze on the river is verboten. I've got a large raft which theoretically holds up to four people, but has tons of room for two very comfortably, depending how cozy we want it to be. I've got two adult PFDs, so somebody's welcome to borrow my spare.

    Let's not forget sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hats, along with snacks and some non-alcoholic drinks. Waterproof sandals with velcro straps to hold them on are handy, along with the a zip-lock bag for wallet/keys/phone.

    You should also read through this handy webpage and watch the video at the bottom:

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