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Boating - Rowboats, Canoes, Pedal Boats, Kayaks & Paddleboards

The CRA management does not provide supervision or lifeguards for park/lake use. All activities are at your own risk.

Boat use requires at least one resident on the boat at all times. If anyone on the boat is under 12 years of age, there must be an adult (16 years or over) on the boat at the same time. No lake card, no boat/equipment rental.

Boating, fishing, and swimming are permitted in designated areas only. The Facility office can answer any questions regarding these policies.

Only members 16 years or older are permitted to use a rowboat, canoe, kayak, paddle board, or pedal boat.

The Facility Office provides life-jackets for the use of the Lake boats only. Please return Facility life-jackets immediately after using the boats. Facility life-jackets are not to be used for swimming.

All lakeside residents must provide their own life jackets when using their own boats or flotation devices of any kind. (e.g. dingies, air mattress, inner tubes, etc.)

All residents and guests must wear life-jackets at all times; as stated in the City of Calgary Bylaw #9084, when using a personal water craft or any of the CRA boats.

No boat shall be operated in a careless or dangerous manner.

Motors are not permitted for use on any boats (with the exception of the CRA motor boat). Wind Surfing, sail boats, etc are not permitted on the lake at any time.

Electronic Trolling motors are permitted. Maximum 30lbs of thrust (7-8 km/hr maximum).

Battery operated toys/boats may be operated off the shore line between the docks and the first stream bead. Battery toy powered boats are not to exceed 20lbs of thrust (4-5 km/hr max).

Boats must not be pulled up onto the rocks, onto the beach area or any private home or lake access area surrounding the lake. CRA boats must not be taken to or docked at lakefront or lake access property.

Jumping/swimming from any boat is strictly prohibited.

All boats must come ashore immediately when potentially hazardous conditions exist, such as lightning, high winds and storms. Announcements will be made and are to be followed. As well, three marine air horn blasts will be made to notify all boaters to come into shore. The blasts will also notify lake homeowners of inclement weather and to avoid using their personal boats during this time. Please watch the following video for Lake Chaparral's Weather Warning Procedure:  


During busy times please keep use of boats to 1/2 hour (30 mins).

Boats must stay at least 12 feet away from any scuba dive down flag/float. Please do not risk endangering the divers.

Boats must return to docks at least 3/4 hour (45 mins) before closing time.