What is Red Deer River Adventures?

Red Deer River Adventures is an adventure tourism company founded and located in Drumheller Alberta and offers Kayak, canoe, and bike rentals, as well as guided hikes in the summer, and snowshoes and skates in the winter. Created by three local men who love the outdoors, local history and palaeontology, Red Deer River Adventures is excited to welcome you to Drumheller.

What does Red Deer River Adventures provide for services?
Red Deer River Adventures rents kayaks, canoes and electric bikes in the summer and snowshoes in the winter and offers guided tours with our equipment, or by hike on and around the Red Deer River and in the hills in the Drumheller Badlands. The tours focus on the rich history and palaeontology here in the Red Deer River Valley. You will enjoy learning everything from cattle rustlers to Joseph B. Tyrrell’s discovery of Albertosaurus. For further details please see tour description on our tours page.

What kind of equipment do you provide?
We have a variety of single-person kayaks, two-person kayaks, canoes, and fat tired electric assist bikes and in the winter a variety of sizes of snowshoes, as well as skates. For further details on equipment see our rental page. If you have specific requests contact us through our contact page and we will happily discuss detail specifics on our boats. (equipment featured on site based on season)

Where is Red Deer River Adventures located?
Red Deer River Adventures is located in Drumheller at 980 2nd ave west. 


What are your hours of operation so I know when I can book?
For our primary summer season we will be open May long weekend through to the end of September. Our hours of operation will be 7 days a week from 8 am to 7 pm. For further information please send us a message through our contact us page and we will be happy to discuss any specific requests.

For our winter season we will be open for bookings 7 days a week from 10am to 4:30pm

How do I book and what kind of payment options do you allow?
For reservations and payment see our rentals and tours page for bookings. Payment options include Visa or MasterCard. Credit Card will be needed for security purposes on the day of booking; however final payments can be made in Cash. E-transfer can be made avaialbe when necessary, (Debit is not currently set up but ask us day of visit to find out if it has been added to payment methods). For price details see our rentals or tours pages.


How should I dress?
Appropriate dress for kayaking or canoeing is important to ensure that you fully enjoy your experience. It really depends on the time of year and weather so check our website for more details. One thing to remember is that you will likely get wet, especially your feet, so make sure to prepare for this.


For bike rides and hikes we recommend athletic clothing and a sturdy shoe for best comfort. Hiking footwear recommended for hikes but not necessary if you have a good shoe or boot. 


Appropriate dress for snowshoeing is important to ensure comfort in the winter months. Dress in parka and snowpants as well as a sturdy winter boot to allow for support with the snow shoes. Shoes and hiking boots not recommended especially because snowshoe straps will not close tight enough around small footware. 

Do I need to have experience?
Our tours include basic instruction for novices so the experience will be enjoyable no matter what your level of experience.

Some swimming capability and being able to exit a pool without a ladder recommended for kayaking and canoeing in the summer. 

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