Pandemic paddling: Edmonton canoe rental companies flooded by demand

Edmontonians flocking to North Saskatchewan River

Trevor Howlett · CBC News · Posted: Aug 15, 2020

If you’re looking to rent a canoe or kayak to paddle the North Saskatchewan River on a weekend this summer, it won’t be easy.

Traffic on the river is higher than normal as Edmontonians find ways to stay active in a COVID-19 pandemic summer. 

Jason Hayes, owner of Canoeheads, has been renting canoes for trips on the river since 1996. He said this season has been especially busy. 

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