Blakiston & Co.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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At Blakiston & Co. Adventure Rentals, we believe stand-up paddle boarding is one of the best ways to explore Waterton's hidden gems. If paddle boarding is not your thing we also rent, canoes, kayaks and other adventure vehicles. We are explorers and adventurers at heart, and we live and breathe outdoor living.
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Raven craves water
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Great way to get a paddle in without having to bring your own boat. They readily accommodated my request to go earlier in the day when rain was forecast for the afternoon. Kudos to Gage for helping me carry the kayak to Emerald Bay. A short distance, but why carry it solo if you don't have to? Please tip staff at all tourism businesses generously; they don't have the usual volume of visitors this year...a great reason to go explore Waterton!
Written August 9, 2020
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Robert P
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Love being on the water! Quick easy rental, short walk to unload the kayak. Nice sheltered bay to get the hang of paddling. The scenery is awesome, and once you get around the point into the main lake, weather permitting, you can have a beautiful paddle.
Written July 17, 2022
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Gerry I
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Our family had a great time paddle boarding. The owner and his son made things comfortable as it was our first time. They were also flexible with extending the rental if we decided to keep on going while out on the water.
Everything went smooth with the prebooking, the rental and the return.
The owner also gave us advice on which parts of the lake had cliff jumping which my son loved.
The only thing I wish I had was a waterproof bag for my phone or a waterproof camera.
Written August 15, 2022
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Krizo
Calgary, Canada116 contributions
Jul 2021
Excellent customer service - the team accommodated our schedule change due to the weather and were so wonderful and helpful. What an awesome experience - the lake is beautiful and the rentals are less than a block to the lakeside. Would highly recommend this as one of the most wonderful ways to view Waterton from the middle of the lake! :)
Written July 7, 2021
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8jbDragonfly
Calgary, Canada7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Paddle boarding was so much fun!!!

Their location was close to the bay where it is much calmer than out on the lake. It was our first time and they gave us helpful instructions. There were four of us and I am the only one that fell in which was due to poor balance on my part, I don’t think I stood up close enough to the middle on the first try and I fell off the back which is silly really. I got the hang of it after that.

The kids (13 & 16) did great and were able to carry their boards to the water (we helped the 13 year old a bit and some walkers stopped to help our 16 year old as well but they could have made it if they needed to). It’s a short, 120meters walk, past the new hotel being built right down to the water.

Bring warm clothes for after, just in case you fall in, the water is cold.

An hour was lots for our first time. It does take some stabilizer muscles that we don’t use all the time so an hour was lots. We all picked it up pretty quick and had the most amazing time.

The water was clear and scenery beautiful!!!

We were a bit early for our reservation but they were able to accommodate us. They were friendly and helpful. We highly recommend trying this out.

We didn’t reserve until we got there because the winds in Waterton can be really high. You can book a day in advance so we watched the weather network for a less windy day and booked for Sunday morning at 10:00. If you want to reserve you need to do so the day before. I think you could paddle board in the bay almost anytime because it is pretty sheltered there. Even with whitecaps on the lake the bay was really calm but we enjoyed the calm sunshine for our first time out.
Written August 11, 2020
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Michele L
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Jun 2021
Thank you, Blakiston, for helping to make my extended weekend trip with my son memorable. The eBikes were a definite highlight allowing us to see more of the park. And the tandem kayak was the perfect way to wrap up our trip, taking in the amazing views from the vantage point of the lake. I appreciate your flexibility in changing the days and times of my bookings given the inclement weather when we arrived in the park. We ended up with two perfect days for our activities and wonderful memories!
Written June 28, 2021
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Danceswithtrolls
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Aug 2020 • Couples
Very accommodating! It was an incredibly windy morning and the weather forecast showed that the wind was to die down later in the day. They were very accommodating when we asked if we could book an afternoon time slot. It was so much more enjoyable than it would have been. Ron was fantastic on explaining all the ins and outs on how to operate the bikes. We had an incredible time cycling up to the look out, the ride back down was even better! Would most definitely do this again! Thanks Ron for all of your help and your great customer service.
Written August 22, 2020
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Jaime S
Raymond, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
We rented the 6 man paddle board and our group of girls did not get off if it the entire 4 hours. We booked the rental on-line ahead of time which was super easy and picked up the day with no problems. I would recommend renting one of these for any groups (family, youth or friends).
Written August 15, 2021
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A L
Calgary, Canada335 contributions
Jul 2020
Amazing service and VERY caring follow up. We charted a Canoe for the day to do crypt lake. Micheal was very nice putting up with my question as we are not experts with canoeing just yet. He gave us options and always gave us a sense and a feeling that if it gets too choppy or we will not be comfortable canoeing across the lake due to high winds they will ensure to arrange a plan B pick up for us, which was a great ease of mind. We will be back and definitely would suggest renting from them.
Written July 20, 2020
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Shawn C
Okotoks, Canada2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was an amazing way to see Waterton, even for a couple of middle-aged, out of shape people, an hour wasn’t enough. We could have enjoyed more. Next time we are in town, Blakiston & Co. are top of our list of things to do. Yes, I would certainly recommend them.
Written June 28, 2022
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Blakiston & Co. (Waterton Lakes National Park) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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