Alberta Campgrounds | River Activities To Enjoy
There are many ways to spend recreational time on rivers throughout many Alberta campgrounds. And when people are visiting elevated experience camping. They will get the chance to do so on the North Saskatchewan River.
Elevated experience camping is located. Just five minutes outside of Drayton Valley. In a beautiful river valley, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. This means, that there are many different activities.
That people can do here, that they would not be able to do. If they were camping at Alberta campgrounds. That were not by the river. One of the most common activities that people like to do on the river.
Is going fishing. Whether they are casting their line into the river. From the shoreline, or they are putting a boat onto the water. And fishing on their watercraft. Whether it is a motorboat, a canoe or kayak.
One thing that people should keep in mind. About the North Saskatchewan River. Is that it is considered one of the more aggressive rivers in the province. Which means people need to keep their wits about them.
When spending time near or on this body of water. While many people enjoy spending time on the river. They should be aware as well. That the river conditions can change quickly. And to have their safety gear ready.
Safety gear needs to include lifejackets. But can also include flares, whistles. To get attention of people on the shore. So that if they encounter any problems. They will be able to get to safety more easily.
As well, since the river flows quite quickly. People who love canoeing and kayaking. Flock to Alberta campgrounds, where they are close to the North Saskatchewan River.
Such as elevated experience camping. However, because the river is quite fast. It is not the best place. For people to learn how to canoe or kayak. And they should work their way up, practising on slower rivers.
Like the Pembina River, which is close by. Even if people do not want to fish on the river. And they do not have a boat to put into the river. This does not mean that there are not wonderful activities to engage in.
Elevated experience camping has a beautiful interpretive trail. That in part, runs parallel to the river. Therefore, when people are hiking, or spending time on their bikes close to this river.
They will get to experience the amazing sounds. That come with spending time that close to the river. Like the rushing water. That is beautiful as well as relaxing.
They will get to see the amazing sites that come with the river. Including vegetation, as well as animals. That frequent the area. From small songbirds, to eagles and hawks. To smaller animals like rabbits.
Squirrels and even skunks. People might be lucky enough to find a deer. Or, see a bear going to the river for a drink or to catch a bite to eat. They should keep their distance. But have their camera handy for this amazing event.
Alberta Campgrounds | River Activities For Everyone To Enjoy
There are many reasons for people to enjoy spending time in Alberta campgrounds. That are close to the North Saskatchewan River. From enjoying water sports like motor boating or fishing.
As well as canoeing and kayaking. But even just spending time close to the river. To hear the relaxing sound of rushing water. Can be an amazing experience for many people.
However, people should never be tempted. To try and set foot into the river. Even wading into a shallow part of the river. Represents some risks. If they do, they may find themselves in the river, being swept away.
One of the first things that people should remember. Is that even if the river looks calm. What is happening underneath the surface, is entirely different. The undertow, anywhere between 1 m, to even 1 foot below the surface.
Can be up to three times faster. And what people are seeing on the surface of the river. When they set foot into the river. They might be caught off guard with how fast and strong this river is.
Which can catch them off guard, and sweep them away. As well, bottoms of the river are at very different depths. In addition to having holes, that form very quickly. Even when there were not holes before.
This means the bottom of the river is very unstable. And if people are walking into it. Waiting, in order to cool down. Might end up, hitting an unstable part of the river. And being plunged into the river.
Another scenario, could be that people are walking into the river. The not realize that the depth changes significantly. And all the sudden, they cannot find the bottom. And end up falling into the river.
There are many different risks and dangers. That people should be aware of. So that when they go to Alberta campgrounds. Such as elevated experience camping. They can be prepared for this experience.
Even people who want to go tubing. May decide to not spend time on the North Saskatchewan River. Doing this fun recreational activity. Because there can be things like rapids, which is what happens.
When flowing water hits an obstruction. Causing turbulence. And increasing the aggression of the river. Or, they could be sucked into an eddy. Which is what happens when water flows around an obstacle.
And creates a whirlpool. As well, if people are tubing on a river. And they get to apart, where the river suddenly becomes more narrow. It can cause constrictive waves. This means the same amount of water.
Is going to have to pass through a much smaller opening. Causing a very unstable wave pattern. That can overturn people in tubes. Putting them into danger. This is why people should enjoy the North Saskatchewan River.
When they visit Alberta campgrounds, either safely from the shoreline. Or in a boat, like a motorboat. A canoe or kayak, and bring the right safety equipment. To have a fun, and safe adventure.