No, you have to be a member. Please see Membership  Information for details. We only rent canoes. Please head to Canoe Rental Page for more info.

No, only whitewater and pyrhana kayaks and they are well used. Please go to U of C Outdoor Centre, Undercurrents, or Aquabatics for these types of boats.

The Glenmore reservoir provides drinking water to a large portion of Calgary residents therefore a few city bylaws must be adhered to:

Rese​rvoir bylaws
The City and Province enforce bylaws (See bylaws 9018 and 9084) with respect to the Glenmore Reservoir including:

  • Boating use only between May 1 and October 31
  • Approved Life jackets or PFDs (personal floatation devices) must be worn at all times while the boat is on the water
  • No drinking of alcohol
  • No pet in water or on boats
  • No Stand Up Paddle boards
  • No swimming in the Reservoir
  • No inflatables
  • No power motors
  • No fishing from docks or ramps (fishing is permitted in non-motorized boats and along the shore)

No you cannot, see here for City of Calgary Glenmore Reservoir ByLaw. For information on where to SUP head to Undercurrents, Aquabatics, and/or MEC to find courses and where to paddle board around Calgary and area.

Yes, we do, please call or email us to book a session and we will provide a quote based on your lesson.

Sorry, we do not allow equipment off the reservoir.

Here are places you can rent: U of C Outdoor Centre, Undercurrents, or Aquabatics.

The U of C Outdoor Center rents trailers, roof racks, and tie downs. Undercurrents rent/buy roof racks and tie downs. Aquabatics carries roof racks and tie downs to buy.

No, however, they need to fill out a waiver form. Also, if they are using a boat themselves they need to pay $10 per 3 hr time period per additional boat (canoe or kayak).

We are unable to open the Canoe Club/Rowing Club gate to allow people to drive down to the water as it is Emergency Access only.

There is no charge to use the docks however the docks in North Glenmore Park are the most congested docks on the Glenmore Reservoir.

Parking can be problematic and during regatta’s access to the public is restricted.

We suggest using the Calgary Yacht Club by Heritage Park or Calgary Sailing Club dock (90th Ave/24th St SW) as you can drive down and they are not as congested as our docks.

No, you may call 311 or the City of Calgary for boat storage at the Calgary Yacht Club or the Calgary Sailing Club.

We do not handle picnic sites the City of Calgary does. Call 311 or go to the City of Calgary website for North Glenmore Park.

Several factors may contribute to closing the reservoir:

  1. During high river flow periods, typical In Spring, the level is lowered to accommodate the flow from upstream of the dam to mitigate the potential of flooding. As a result, The City of Calgary Boat Patrol may be unable to launch their craft is levels are too low. In this case they would close the reservoir as safety is an issue.
  2. There may be an excessive amount of large floating, and semi-submerged debris in the reservoir creating hazardous conditions. The reservoir may be closed to allow for clean up.
  3. The reservoir is closed if lightning is present and during massive storms. Boat patrol will do a sweep In poor weather condition and ask all users to get off the reservoir. Therefore, It’s Important In poor weather to stay close to the dock landings. Boat patrol cannot access the river channel area. You should always carry a cell phone with you to be able to call for help if needed.

16 years of age and you need to have your parent/guardian sign waiver form and supervise you while you are paddling.

Two drop-in session and then you need to decide if you would like to join the program and pay fees.

COVID Update, May 19, 2020: The Glenmore Reservoir remains closed. We will provide further updates as the situation changes. The Glenmore Canoe & Rowing Clubhouse remain closed until the City of Calgary Recreation Facility ban is lifted. We anticipate we will offer only limited outdoor programming for the season due to the building closure this season. See the City’s page on the status of the Glenmore Reservor