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          Coral Creek Canyon Guided Hike

          Saturday, June 23
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          Sat 23

          Coral Creek Canyon Guided Hike

          Saturday, June 23
          Red Deer Alberta
          Sat 23

          Red Deer Market Tour

          Saturday, June 23 @ 8:15 am - 10:30 am
          Red Deer Alberta
          Sat 30

          Red Deer Market Tour

          Saturday, June 30 @ 8:15 am - 10:30 am
          Red Deer Alberta
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Explore the Cline River valley on this half day hike as we make our way up along the narrow Cline River Canyon to some great views of the valley and Minster Mountain.

This tour takes you on the opposite side of the river from the popular Coral Creek Canyon hike.

The tour includes your guide who will be highlighting the natural and human history of the area, snacks and hiking poles.


  • Experience the classic views of David Thompson Country.
  • Hike on an easy trail in a scenic area.
  • Walk along the narrow canyon and make your way down into the canyon.
  • Learn about the natural and human history of the area.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. No prior hiking experience required.

This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. You must be comfortable walking 3+ km in a variety of conditions. This tour is recommended for all ages.

This tour is owned and operated by Pursuit Adventures.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
  • Distance: 3.3 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~50m
  • Duration: 2.5+ hours hike
  • Departure: Abraham Lake

Your Adventure

Departure Time Tours are available at 9 am, 1:30 pm and 6 pm.
Return Time This tour is approximately 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group.
Pickup Location Contact us if you would like to arrange transportation.
Meet at the Trailhead
Meet your guide at the Pinto Lake Staging Area.
Activity Level Active - 3.3 km hike
Lunch Snacks only included on this tour
Custom Tour Let us know if you'd like to customize this tour for your group.
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.



Daily from April to November

2018 Rates

  • 1 Guest: $320
  • 2 Guests: $160 per person
  • 3 Guests: $106.67 per person
  • 4 Guests: $80 per person
  • 5-8 Guests: $65 per person
  • 9-12 Guests: $60 per person

Guides, snacks and activities are all included.

Kids 12 & under are free. Rates are based on the number of adults.

The Explorer Series

Looking to join a scheduled tour instead? The Explorer Series is a great option when you have 1 to 3 people looking to meetup with others for a fun adventure.

Sat 23

Coral Creek Canyon Guided Hike

Saturday, June 23
Sep 29

Survey Hill Guided Hike

Saturday, September 29

The Experience

The Narrow Canyon

After a walk through the forest we come up on the narrow canyon of the Cline River and the Coral Creek Canyon trail on the other side.


The Viewpoint

As we make our way along the canyon the river takes a 90 degree turn and the valley widens. Minster Mountain stands in the distance while the river in the foreground makes for a great scene.

Accessing the Canyon

We make our way down a stream bed to the bottom of the canyon. There are some rocky section but the trail itself is fairly easy.


The Canyon

As we make our way to the river the views of the canyon are amazing and make for the perfect backdrop for a snack.

The Details

Where to Meet

Meet your guide at the trailhead, located at the Pinto Lake Staging Area. Get directions >

What to Bring

Required Items

  • Proper footwear (shoes or boots)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
  • A warm sweater (conditions can chance quickly)
  • A water bottle
  • Sunhat
  • Tuque and gloves (spring and fall hikes)
  • A small backpack

Recommended Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfy shoes for the drive home

What's Included

  • We provide hiking poles (and ice cleats on early season hikes) at no charge for this tour. You are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
  • A professional guide.
  • Gourmet trail snacks.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, camera and backpack.

Group Size

The standard group size is 1 guide with up to 12 guests for this tour. This tour is open to all ages. Please note that the trail is not stroller friendly.

Terms and Conditions

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.


Waivers are required for all participants.You can review the waiver here.
Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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Come For A Visit

We're located in Capstone at Riverlands, near the trails of Waskasoo Park and Downtown Red Deer. Stop by to plan your next adventure, rent the gear you need and grab a bite with friends. 

While you're in the neighbourhood make sure to check out some of our great neighbours like Wild Brewing Co, Purearth Organics, DOSE Coffee and Troubled Monk Brewery.

You'll find us at #10 5579 47 Street in Cronquist Business Park.


  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

We're open for check-in 10 minutes prior to departure for all tours.

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