What could be better on a hot Calgary day than floating lazily down a river, surrounded by pillowy inflatable goodness?
Not much. If you want to beat the heat this summer, you might want to try rafting down the Bow River — it’s a relaxing way to spend a Sunday (or weekday) afternoon with a couple buddies, and best of all, it’s 100 per cent free if you own your own raft and life jacket.
Make sure you’re safe, though. Always wear a life jacket, and always check conditions before you go out on the water. The City of Calgary has some more safety tips on their site.
Heads up: transporting booze or being intoxicated in the river is technically illegal, so… you’ve been warned.
Rafting down the Bow River
What: A perfect way to cool off and relax on a hot summer day. Grab a raft and lifejacket (yes they’re required) and sail away to leisurely paradise.
Where: Can start from Baker Park or Bowness Park
When: Whenever you want
Cost: Free with your own raft and life jacket, or you can rent from Lazy Day Raft Rentals