Harvie Passage Whitewater Park is a 42 acre sports facility located in the heart of Inglewood, Calgary. Harvie 2.0 was opened in 2018 following an extensive post-flood rebuild. Many improvements have made the facility one of Calgary's top multi-sports facilities. Canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, rafting, drift boating and floating are all activities that can be done safely (with some preparation) at the facility.
- Always wear a PDF or lifejacket
- Helmets are recommended (the concrete is hard)
- Footwear is recommended (the concrete is rough)
- Education is key - take a course! Kayak Clubs in Calgary
- Throw rope, whistle & bailing device are mandated by Transport Canada
- When in doubt, scout first
- Being on the river is recommended for strong swimmers only. The waves, currents and cold water require a new set of skills.
- Canoe/Kayak Recreation - Float down, eddy hop, surf a wave, enjoy a sunset on the river after a long day at work.
- Slalom Canoe/Kayak - Olympic - Navigate around the red or green poles as fast as you can. The slalom course was built by Alberta Slalom Canoe Kayak.
- Freestyle Canoe/Kayak - Use the whitewater features (waves/holes) to surf and do tricks
- SUP - Challenge yourself. How long can you stand on your board? Can you follow one of the kayaks around?
- Surfing - At certain water levels some of the waves are surfable. Get comfortable paddling in whitewater before you head out to the Mountain Wave at the Kananaskis.
- Drift Boat - The right channel allows for passage from the City section of the Bow, to the lower Bow. Watch out for the s-bend at drop 4.
- Rafting/Floating - Get wet and have fun. Float down the right channel on a hot day to cool off.