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Boating

By following these practices, you can minimize the impacts of boating and help keep Alberta's water healthy and safe for all to enjoy.

Introduction

From canoeing to jet boating, boating is both a popular recreational activity and mode of transportation in Alberta. As with other recreational activities, boating does impact the environment and other users. Impacts can include:

  • transfer of aquatic invasive species and disease
  • habitat destruction
  • wildlife disruption
  • loss of vegetation in the water and on the shore
  • soil compaction, contamination and erosion
  • water contamination

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