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


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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