Cypress Hills Destination Area
Experience the Frenchman River, the Swift Current Creek, or Cypress Lake on one of the many kayaking adventures available in the Cypress Hills Destination Area, provided by Carefree Adventures.
$25.00 for 1 hour – introduction to basic kayaking, paddle strokes and safety
$45.00 for 2 hours
$65.00 for 3 hours
$80.00 for 4 hours.
(*Note: all prices are Carefree Park, Simmie only).
All tours include:
All necessary equipment, transportation of equipment, guides and instruction. Please note that Customers are responsible for their own transportation and footwear designed to be worn in water.
All tours must be booked in advance.
Tours can be customized to meet individual needs
Kayaking in Grasslands National Park
Grasslands National Park
Take part in one of the regularly scheduled group paddles set up for the Grasslander Classic on July 28th, or the paddles scheduled for July 1st and 15th, or August 12th and 26th (For more information on these paddles head to www.visitcypresshills.tours).
You can also schedule your own group paddle by contacting Carefree Adventures, John Smith at the information above.
Qty 15 people per tour.
Trip Duration: 2 hrs.
The Frenchman River
Enjoy an easy two hour guided river tour flowing with the current, leaving from the Town of Eastend, along the Frenchman River, taking in the natural prairie landscape and the wildlife along the way.
An area rich in palaeontological finds, the exposed rock formations throughout the area are about 80 million years old (Upper Cretaceous), and some of the many fossils found in the area can be viewed at both the T.Rex Discovery Centre and the Eastend Historical Museum, both in Eastend.
Customized tours available on request.
Trip Duration: 2 hrs.
An intermediate to advanced guided trip across Cypress Lake, the headwaters to the Frenchman River, paddlers will paddle across the lake to view the Heglund Island bird sanctuary (Note: the island may not be accessed due to wildlife restrictions). This paddle allows you to view the rolling hills and natural prairie grass that surrounds the lake. Spanning 7 miles from east to west, and 2 miles at it’s widest area north to south, this paddle launches from the Cypress Lake Recreation Site (between Consul and Cypress Hills Park, which can be accessed from #21 highway.
Trip duration: 2-3 hrs.
Swift Current Creek
Carefree Adventure Park
Launching from Carefree Adventure Park, just a few miles north of the Town of Simmie, at the entrance to Duncairn Dam (Reid Lake), this easy out and back two hour paddle explores the Swift Current Creek watershed, and is an excellent choice for beginners.
Trip Duration: 2hrs
NEW Tour: Swift Current Runoff Tour on Swift Current Creek. Open to those with advanced paddling skills in the early season (May to early June). 6 hour duration, fast water, rock gardens and gravel bars. Contact John Smith at Carefree Adventures for more information.