+20C and bluebird skies forecast for May 4! That called for kayaking! Being the first paddle of the year, we put the boats in Canmore's Rundle Forebay, which is an artificial lake that holds water for electrical generation and drinking water. It's only a few minutes away from Grandview Chalet, by the Canmore Nordic Centre. While it may not be entirely natural, it's a great place to paddle - whether in kayaks or on standup paddle boards.
If you hug the shoreline, a circuit of the lake is 5 km's. Wind can come up, but since it's quite narrow, waves aren't usually a problem. At the end of the lake, there is a pipeline that drops from lake storage above, and there is a beautiful waterfall that comes from Grassi Lakes - a great easy hike.
Later that day, we went for a road bike ride to Cascade Ponds on the Legacy Trail.
Lots to do in Canmore!