3 Rivers Rendezvous
We have package prices for the weekend and break out pricing for meals only, camping only etc. The Full Package price includes all entries, entertainment, 3 nights camping, 2 suppers and 3 breakfasts, plus prize tickets. Early bird on-line prices are as follows. After May 10th the price increases by $10 and increases again by another $10 at midnight Thursday 18th.
Full Package Camping All Meals Event
Price Only No Camping Fee
Singles 125 50 75 15
Family of 2 200 70 150 30
Family of 3 240 70 190 40
Add X's 230 + 40*X 70 40 * X 10 * X
Event Fee 0
Special rates for Camping Only (no meals), Meals Only (no camping), and one or two days camping or individual meals.
Single 2 or More
Camping 2 nights $35 $50
Camping 1 night $20 $35
Adult Suppers $20.00 each
Teen Suppers $17.50 each
Child Suppers $12.50 each
PreSchool Meals All Free
Adult Breakfasts $15.00 each
Teen Breakfasts $12.50 each
Child Breakfasts $10.00 each
With food prices rising quickly, we are working out our menu but you know that we we will serve up the best food that we can afford.
There will be vegetarian, keto, and gluten free options for those wanting them. You must let us know if you want a special plate in advance so that we can order enough.
So register early so that we can have a great meal reserved for you.
Beginner & Novice Courses
If you are a brand new paddler, still dry behind the ears, and would like a 2 day lake and river beginner kayak course. We are making special arrangements for you this year. There will be an additional $165 cost to the weekend for you, which is a $50 savings for 2 days equipment and instruction.
If you have been in the pool this winter and want to head to the river we are offering a 2 day novice kayak clinic at a fee of $165 extra. Instructors will do a quick review on the lake before heading over to the river to introduce you to the current.
THESE COURSES HAVE TO BE PRE-REGISTERED so we can arrange to have an Instructor available to teach you.
You will see them on the main registration page.
Pincher Creek Paddling Festival
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Alberta's NCCP Learning Facilitators are
offering an opportunity for people who want
to complete their evaluations for the:
River Leader 2,
Whitewater Leader 3,
River Instructor 2
Whitewater Instructor 3
to be evaluated at the Rendezvous.
THE AWA heavily subsidizes the evaluations but there is a cost of $25 to $50 for each Leader/Instructor candidate. The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers will cover that fee if you teach one of the Beginner or Novice courses for us at the Rendezvous.
EVALUATIONS HAVE TO BE PRE-REGISTERED SO WE CAN ARRANGE TO HAVE EVALUATORS AVAILABLE FOR YOU.
May 19 - 22, 2023
We are MOVING to a new site this year.
The cost at the Rodeo Grounds tripled over the last few years and we couldn't justify the extra costs that we would have to pass on to you. So we are moving next to the BC Border at the PEAKS campus (the old Travel Alberta Tourist Information Centre). The address is 2010 26 St, Coleman, AB. Its just off Highway 3, 12 km west of the Tim Horton's in Blairmore or 7 km east of the AB/BC border.
Join us this May Long Weekend for the 3 Rivers Rendezvous in Southwest Alberta. After 2 years of Covid restrictions, we were excited to be able to host everyone last year. It was a bit smaller turnout but that helped us to clear out the cobwebs and remember how to put on a great weekend for all of you. It would be wonderful to see a great turnout again. The Pinch-o-Crow Creekers has camping, meals and activities all set for a great gathering of paddlers and their families from May 19 to 22.
There will be trips on the Crowsnest, Castle and Oldman Rivers. The good news is that trips to the Elk, Wigwam, Bull Rivers are now much shorter. And it is quicker to get to the Upper Oldman and Carbondale runs There will be opportunities for beginner groups to get on the water and paddle easier stretches as well as more advanced trips.
The forecast for the May long weekend is looking great. Temps at 200C and no snow! That means we will have great water too. Its always been fun and it will be fun this year too ! But as a caution, the long time Rendezvous fans refer to this as the Snofest, because it is a gamble each year, sun or snow. Bring your sunscreen, shorts and parkas.
Camping is going to be different than the past. We have 3 pods in fields next to the PEAKS meeting house. There is potable water on site but no hookups for trailers. The meeting house will hold 120-150 people, not quite enough for everyone but we will have some breakout places as well. Bring camping chairs, tables, propane firepits and other camping items to make you comfortable
The camping areas are sheltered with lots of room for everyone. The building has flush toilets, a commercial kitchen, tables and chairs.
All proceeds go to support our youth kayak programs.
On Saturday night we will have children's games and draw prizes for the kids. On Sunday night we have a great games night for teens and adults and draw prizes for the older crowd.
We want to rebuild our very successful long weekend event that kicks off the summer kayak season for Alberta. Prior to the Pandemic, we had 300+ paddlers down here each year. It's a great gathering and with so many river runs around there is lots of space for everyone.
For those of you with friends or family not paddling, there are some great hikes, mountain biking, wonderful museums and historic sites close by (Frank Slide, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and the Bar U Ranch), flyfishing, shopping and even some cowboy adventures if you want something totally different.
We are asking people to register online to help us figure out how much food to prepare and to set aside a camping spot with your friends. If you have any questions please call or send me a note.
Chuck Lee Pinch-O-Crow Creekers Box 162, Lundbreck, Alberta
403-628-2336 days/evenings 403-632-9598 cell intermittent email@example.com
For up to date info on water levels and snowpack go to: http://environment.alberta.ca/apps/basins go to Oldman River Basin - River or Snowpack Data