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Rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards by the hour in Kananaskis!

Every day, we have six canoes, four tandem kayaks, four single kayaks, and seven paddleboards available for rental. All rentals include a life jacket, paddle, and safety kit! This equipment is for use at Barrier Lake, a beautiful lake just 15 minutes away from the Kananaskis Village. The lake is 3.6 kilometers squared, perfect for an afternoon on the water with your friends and family. Enjoy cool waters, gorgeous views, and picnics on the shoreline when you rent a boat from Kananaskis Outfitters!

If you’re looking to rent boats to take outside of the Barrier Lake area, we suggest coming to our Kananaskis Village location! We have two canoes, four inflatable kayaks, and 10 stand-up paddleboards that can be reserved and taken to any lake!

To get the most out of your experience on Barrier Lake, we highly recommend taking a boat out for two to three hours. However, our boat rentals are completely flexible! We’ll mark down the time you leave with your rental and when you return and you’ll only be charged for the time you use. 

A credit card is necessary for a security deposit, and payment can be made with cash, debit, or credit.

Explore New Adventures On the Water

Kananaskis County is well known for its glorious hiking and trail experiences, but enjoying the mountain range from the water is an entirely new experience! Enjoy exploring the lake and shorelines, hone your skills using your canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard, and create new adventures with your family and friends. Whether you’ve been out on the lake hundreds of times or you’ve never stepped foot off the shoreline, renting a boat or paddleboard with Kananaskis Outfitters will set you up for a fantastic new experience this summer!

Beauty and Wonder at Barrier Lake

Barrier Lake is filled with gorgeous scenery and new adventures. You can paddle down the lake to see secluded beaches and explore new areas. Around the lake you may find deer, bears, coyotes, and a variety of birds! The mountainscape is beautiful while on the lake, and you’ll feel like you’re in your own world as you paddle around this amazing landmark.

Looking for Something Different? Check Out Our Big Canoe Tour!

If you’d like to explore Barrier Lake while seated in a GIANT canoe, this tour is for you! Spend time in the mountains with a unique experience of being in a huge canoe that fits over nine people. You’ll be taken on an exploration of Barrier Lake to see the towering mountains and surrounding wildlife, plus you’ll have time to stretch your legs on shore and learn how to start a fire without any matches!