Temperatures are on the rise and with a little bit of luck, brighter days lie ahead. Of course, with sweltering heat in our summer forecast, many will be looking for ways to stay out of the sun, and wouldn’t you know it – we’ve got one!

This June, check out Calgary Kayaks, a new-to-YYC company that just announced the launch of Illuminated Escapes – the first and only glowing Kayak rental in the city!

With a single launch bay at the Glenmore Reservoir, those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing boat.

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Under a blanket of stars, guests will be able to connect to their boat’s Bluetooth and enjoy sweeping views from a fully transparent boat fitted with LED lights.

These trips are self-guided and are available to rent by the hour for anywhere between $35 and $360 (depending on which boat you rent and for how long,) but hurry!

We have a sneaky suspicion that once the word gets out, it’ll be tough to snag a slot – so book now!

There’s nothing else like it!


When: Launching June 2022
Where: Heritage Park boat launch – 8003 14 St. SW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour