The Mountain

The Mountain Wave

Wave Description:

The Mountain is the Calgary area’s premier surf wave. It’s an artificial wave, but with a natural feel – no cement ditches here. With solid flows it’s knee to waist high with a good set of shoulders, width, and plenty of speed. It’s not without its hazards though; shallow rocks behind the wave can beat up on the unwary – be sure to land flat.

Gauge Information:

Use the Barrier gauge, found here. Flows at the wave are half an hour or so behind the changes reflected on the gauge. Look for 700 to 1300+ cfs (20 to 36 cms). The flow will often cut off to nearly nothing daily.


From the Canoe Meadows parking lot head west to the river and through the campground, then turn upstream and walk until you get to a wave.