Produced by Amara McLaughlin

A paddleboard on the local Canmore dam clutches Ha Ling Peak, Miner’s, East Rundle and the Three Sisters mountain glory at its westward facing bow, while rolling waves splash up and try to knock you off the board’s perfect balance with nature. 

Although the water is cold now from October’s first taste of snow, and the cycle of glacial runoff has been revived from its summer slumber. The autumn leaves suspended in the turquoise water are a reminder of your fiery passion for this place, and make that cold paddle forth worth every icicle. 

This is paddleboarding on the Canmore dam.