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Boat rentals

The Glenmore Sailing School rents a variety of watercraft, including small sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and even a large day cruiser sailboat. A demonstrated knowledge of sailing, an understanding of reservoir bylaws, and adherence to water safety guidelines are required for all rentals.

Only the Jane Mary can be reserved in advance. All small sailboat, canoe, and kayak rentals are made at the Boat Patrol office in person on a first come, first served basis (cannot be pre-booked), weather permitting. Call 311 for more information​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Rentals are typically available:

  • Season open until June 30 - Canoes and Kayaks Only - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All rentals must be returned by 8:00 p.m.
  • July 1 to September long weekend - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All rentals must be returned by 8:00 p.m.
  • September long weekend to October long weekend - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All rentals must be returned by 4:00 p.m.
  • Weekends only after the October long weekend until season closure - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All rentals must be returned by 4:00 p.m.

Note: Season opening delays or mid-season closures can occur due to weather (ice on water, spring runoff , etc.). Always check the status of the Glenmore Reservoir before planning a day on the water.

Location: Glenmore Sailing School
8415 – 24 St. S.W.
Entrance to South Glenmore Park on the corner of 90 Ave and 24 St S.W.

Phone: 311


Canoes and kayaks

​Rent a three-person canoe or a single-person kayak at the Glenmore Boat Patrol office.  Personal flotation devices and paddle(s) are provided.

New this year - clear-bottomed kayaks


  • $15 per hour or $45 per day
  • Payment by debit or credit card



Our small single and double-occupancy sailboats (420s, Lazers, and Optis) are available for rent to those with sailing experience only, since they are a non-skippered rental. All safety equipment is provided, including personal flotation devices, paddle, bailer and sound signal.

Note: Sailboats are shared with our registered programs and lessons, so are subject to availability.

  • $30.00 per hour to a maximum of $90.00 per day
  • Payment by debit or credit card


Day cruiser

The Jane Mary is a 22-foot sloop-rigged Catalina day cruiser capable of handling groups of up to six adults. She is always rented with a skipper for guided sailing experience. All safety equipment is provided, including personal flotation devices, paddles, bailer, heaving line, and sound signal device.


  • $100.00 for the first hour and $75.00/hour thereafter
  • Payment by debit or credit card