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BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENTS

We wanted to give you the latest news on the boat ramps that The City agreed in 2016 to improve.     They are planning on improving 4 existing boat ramps and installing 3 new boat ramps on the Bow River over the next few years.  Check the map on this website for locations. Boat trailers […]

HAND LAUNCH IMPROVEMENTS

City Council has agreed to improve 6 existing hand launches on the Bow and Elbow Rivers in Calgary and install 4 new launches.  Check the map on this website for locations. The City plans on installing riverbank signs for these sites in 2018, but unfortunately they are not planning on installing street signs so far. […]

BOAT LAUNCH SIGNS ALONG RIVER

The City plans on installing riverbank signs to guide people to some boat launches, but unfortunately they are not planning on installing road signs so far. RIVERBANK SIGNS: The City has agreed to install a series of riverbank signs in 2018 to identify some of the launches.  See below and feature image for examples of the signs […]

10th Street Wave and Urban Beach Project Moves Forward

The Alberta River Surfing Association is working on the 10th Street Waves and Urban Beach Project at Louise Bridge in Calgary.  A Feasibility Study and Concept Design with Surf Anywhere and the public results can be seen at: Alberta River Surfing Website.  When complete the project will provide an amazing river recreation resource, will provide substantial and […]

New Bow & Elbow River Access Signage Taking Shape

New Signage will be in place at West Baker Park, 10 Street NW, Glenmore /Graves Bridge and Sandy Beach shortly.  The signage consists of a kiosk style of layout with a river map and safety information. Additional river user information is available on the city website at Calgary River Access Bow River North, Bow River South, Elbow River and The Wave (10 Street […]

Boat Ramp Etiquette

As the Bow River as a recreational venue becomes more popular, there is a need to be considerate of other river users. Boat ramps can become congested with not only boats, canoes, kayaks, etc, but all the gear that goes with a day on the river. Recently the Angling Outfitters & Guides Association of Alberta (AOGAA) prepared […]