Canada travel, tourism
Alberta sailing adventures
Alberta, Canada sailing is enjoyed on some of the larger lakes and man-made reservoirs located throughout the province. All in all, there are about 600 or so lakes in Alberta, Canada and a few of them are top sailing lakes.
The lakes which are the most popular sailing destinations tend to be the largest bodies of water. The same lakes tend to be exposed to high winds - sometimes reaching speeds up to 100 kilometres.
Often, located on the shores of these bigger lakes, are sailing and yacht clubs. The clubs tend to be well developed and provide access to a wide selection of services and amenities. Some of the clubs provide rentals, tours and lessons. A lesson is a good idea for beginners and a tour is great way for sightseeing.
Some of the services and amenities available on Alberta, Canada sailing lakes may include a marina, docks, swimming beach, power, gas, moorage, picnic sites, restaurants, washrooms, showers, boat houses and paved boat launches.
All sail boats require the operator and passengers to be wearing PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices). In Alberta it is against regulations to drink and sail while on the water.
In the north of Alberta, Canada the Lesser Slave Lake and the Lac La Biche regions are sailing destinations.
In the Central Alberta region some of the sailing destination lakes include the Gleniffer Lake near Innisfail, AB; the Pigeon Lake Provincial Park near Edmonton; the Sylvan Lake Provincial Park near Red Deer and the Crimson Lake Provincial Park near Rocky Mountain House.
South Alberta sailing destinations to consider include the Glenmore Reservoir near Calgary; the Ghost Reservoir Lake near Cochrane; the Oldman Dam Recreation Area near Fort Macleod; Park Lake Provincial Park near Lethbridge, the Little Bow Provincial Park near Vulcan and the Waterton Lakes National Park in the southwest corner of the province.
Sailing in Alberta, Canada EH!