2020 Experience Medicine Hat Guide

Strathcona Island Park Boat Launch

Ride the South Saskatchewan Canoeing, Kayaking, Boating — or just float down the river. The South Saskatchewan River is used frequently for all these pursuits. Set into the river upstream at the Echo Dale Park’s boat launch and have an easy journey right through the heart of downtown. Go a little further and you end up beside Strathcona Island Park. Take out at its boat launch and enjoy its pathways and picnic areas as well as a refreshing water park to cool off in. Just across the river, or around the bend youmight take out at Police Point Park and try out some geocach- ing with your own device or one that you can rent at the Nature Centre. Along your river run youmay see birds such as Mergansers, Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles and even the occasional Loon during the summer.

There are also ever-present shore birds. Beavers, muskrats, mink, foxes, raccoons, porcupines and skunks also populate the area. Whitetail deer are also often spotted. Perhaps even a snake basking in the sun along the shore.

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