Boreal Forest Guides

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Boreal Forest Guides Lifeguard and Swimming lessons

Summer 2017 Boreal Forest Guides will be back offering Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Lessons at three locations:

To Register and find our more information use the contact form below or email [email protected]

In order to ensure everyone gets lake lessons you will not find a specific time listed here as I create the schedule based on registrations. We offer lessons to all ages including parented!


Adult Drop in Lessons Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 at the Cold Lake MD Campground


  • Crane Lake Lessons Run Monday to Friday Between 9am and 2pm

     Weeks: July 3-7    July 10-14   July 17-21   July 24-28   July 31- Aug 4   Aug 7-11   August 14-18  August 21-25

     Located in front of the Bodina Resort: 25 km west of Cold Lake on Highway 55 five km north on Range Road 444


  • Cold Lake Lessons Run Monday to Friday Between 3pm-6pm

         Weeks:   July 10-14   July 17-21   July 24-28   July 31- Aug 4  Aug 7-11  August 14-18   August 21-25

     Location Cold Lake  MD Campground:  2301-1st Ave. in Cold Lake North, west of Kinosoo Beach.


  • Minnie Lake  Lessons Run Monday to Friday Between 10am and 2pm 

        (Deep Drop Off Best for Children with some Swimming Ability) 

        Weeks:  July 31- Aug 4   Aug 7-11    August 14-18   

        Location Minnie Lake MD Park East: Located five minutes northeast of Glendon north off Secondary Highway 660.


Cost remains the same for the third year at $40 for Monday to Friday 30 min lessons with the small class size. We feel you get quality lessons when we keep the class small. Lesson times may change slightly in order to meet demand, Boreal Forest Guides want to ensure all children get waterfront swim lessons.


Are you hosting a birthday party and want a lifeguard for hire to organize fun water related activities? We are available for small parties up to 25 children at all three locations!


This year we have added a couple new classes to keep your Tweens and Teens busy too!

These classes also run Mon to Friday once a day just like the lessons so why not try both!

  • Certified Babysitting Course: Must turn 12 this year
  • Stay Safe (Home Alone): 9-12 years
  • Wilderness Skills: 9-15 years
  • Star Patrol:  Must be completed Swimmer 6


All classes run Rain, Shine, Storms, or Hives

The water warms up nicely, you may want to purchase a wetsuit, be sure to take precautions by using sunscreen, children are welcome to wear wet-suits!


Private Swim Lessons: $30  Or 5 Lessons for $160

Duration: 30 Min

It will start with an evaluation of the Swimming ability and then we will dive into learning to swim.  At the end of each lesson you will be given some techniques to use to help you succeed!


Private Adult Lessons: $30

It is never to late to learn to swim! A few years ago I was talking to a co-worker about private lessons and her husband laughed...he said you will never get her near the water. Well I responded by saying I will have her swimming across the deep end in 5 lessons or I will give you your money back! After only three lessons she not only swam across the deep end but she jumped in too!

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