The Red Deer River makes its way from Hudson Bay Saskatchewan to Red Deer Lake in Manitoba. This river has a historical significance in both the fur trade and early logging history. The River is suitable for those wanting to explore the waters by canoe or kayak. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area as you slowly make your way through forested areas.
Wildlife and birds will be enjoying the water with you as you make your way down stream. Bear, Moose, Elk, Deer as well as many smaller animals are very common in the area. This is a great river for beginner levels and does not get very fast with little hazards along the way. Avid adventurers have been known to make their way from Hudson Bay to Red Deer Lake, with many historical and geographical interest points along the way. Fishing is also popular along the Red Deer River, so take your chance at catching a fresh lunch and bring your gear!
In 2017 the Town of Hudson Bay looked to local users of the river to gain input on launch points and access. There have been several points identified and the Red Deer River now has three designated launch or pull out areas. This project will continue to expand and include the many other areas locals use for summer recreation.
*Keep in mind that your own transportation will need to be used for pick up at launch points.
** The Ridge Road launch is a 200m gradual incline from the river to the parking location.
***All river activities are upon your own risk - please be prepared.
Hudson Bay Regional Park - Erwood = about 7 hours depending on water level. **Launch Access Signs will be installed Spring 2018**
Hudson Bay Regional Park - Ridge Road = 2-3 hours depending on water level.
The river slows shortly after the Ridge Road access point. This additional access will allow you to enjoy the fastest parts of the river between the Hudson Bay Regional Park and the Ridge Road Access without having to commit to the day long journey to Erwood.
Water Level Tip : Water level is locally determined by the visible water level on a large rock seen west of the Red Deer River bridge on Highway 9 south of Hudson Bay. When the rock is mostly visible, the river would be too low.
For a Detailed Map on how to get to these points. Click Here.