Red Deer River - Tolman to Drumheller

06.07.2024 - 06.09.2024
Starland Recreation Area


Trip Type:

Moving water, Car Camping

Detailed Trip Rating:

Grade B Click here for details on Trip Grade and Skills

Experience Level:

 Comfortable Beginner

Water Class:

 Class I-II

Trip Description:

 A 54 km trip with car camping in between. We'll set up camp at a county campground in Starland County on Friday night.  On Saturday morning we'll take the boats and gear to the put in at Tolman Bridge and after dropping off we'll shuttle. the cars to the campground.  We'll launch from Tolman and paddle to our waiting campsite for Saturday night.  Sunday morning, we'll pack up camp and shuttle the cars to Drumheller and return to complete the trip to Drumheller.

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - With Trip Coordinator Approval

Whitewater Kayak – No

Meeting Point:


Trip Coordinator:

Donna McKenzie

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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

Starland Recreation Area