Ghost Lake

Ghost Lake


Trip Type:

Day Trip,  Flat Water

Detailed Trip Rating:

Grade B Click here for details on Trip Grade and Skills

Experience Level:

Comfortable Beginner

Water Class:

Flatwater Class I. Some wind and waves can be expected

Trip Description:

A trip around the Ghost Reservoir west of Cochrane.  We will meet around 1100AM at the East end boat launch for those that want to leave Edmonton that morning. We will unload and eat our lunch on shore then hit the water. We paddle up the north arm into the Ghost River as far as the current will let us then we will turn around and head south to meet the main arm of the lake and paddle west before returning to the boat launch. Expect 4-5 hours of paddling.

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe -Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - With Trip Coordinator approval

Whitewater Kayak – No

Meeting Point:

Ghost Lake Boat Launch

Trip Coordinator:

Mike Eaton

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Ph: (780) 902-3953



Please contact the Trip Coordinator no later than the Wednesday before the trip is schedule to start. Some trips may have space limitations or require early booking. Contact the Trip Coordinator.

Trips are open to all current Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members.

You must provide your own boat or have prearranged a rental from the club to participate in the trip.

Touring Kayak - Typically 12 feet long or more and 24" wide or less, with front and rear water tight compartments for flotation and storage, defined keel

Rec Kayak - Typically less than 12 feet long, often greater than 24" wide, with one or no water tight compartments, may or may not have a keel

Whitewater Kayak - Typically less than 10', no watertight compartments, no keel

Location information

Ghost Lake