We offer canoe or kayak rentals or guided Big Canoe tours to showcase the sights and sounds of Banff National Park from the water. We also offer stand-up paddle-board (SUP) rentals for those that want to explore the waterways on their own.

Glide in a canoe or kayak on crystal-clear waters, enjoy the tranquillity of nature and explore the Bow River as it winds through the valleys. No matter your previous experience, at whatever pace you prefer, we have just the option for you!

CANOE & KAYAK TOURS

Looking to explore the waterways in Banff? Visit the Banff Canoe Club to rent a canoe, kayak or SUP. We even offer big boat canoe tours for groups or families who want to be guided down the river. Check out our great rental rates or packages that include canoeing and other popular Banff activities.

 

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

Banff Canoe Club

Looking for some relaxing time on the water? We have canoes, kayaks or SUP rentals for a peaceful trip down the Bow River; a quintessential Canadian activity. The Banff Canoe Club is located just 5 minutes from downtown Banff, a fun and convenient adventure for all ages. The Banff Canoe Club season is from mid May - September 30th, depending on weather conditions

Rental Information

  • Canoe, SUP and Kayak rentals
  • Offsite rentals available
  • Located at the corner of Bow Ave and Wolf Street, Banff
Banff Canoe Club - Rates and Information
RIVER EXPLORER

perfect for the whole family

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$54

A  fun way to explore the beautiful waterways of Banff National Park.

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WILDLIFE ON THE BOW

wildlife tour by Big Canoe

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$54

You can’t get a more scenic backdrop for an interpretive wildlife tour.

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GUIDED KAYAK EXPERIENCE

Join a guided kayak tour

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$60

Paddle with a group up the Bow River and learn about the habitat of our local wildlife.

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PADDLE POWER

Combine Rafting and canoeing

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$164

Enjoy our Kicking Horse Classic Rafting trip with a 2 hour canoe rental.

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PEAKS & PADDLE

Two incredible activities

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$80

Experience the Mount Norquay Chairlift and the River Explorer Canoe Tour.

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PADDLE & RIDE

So much fun

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$50

Combine the best of Banff by land and water - bike and canoe rental.

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Canoe & Kayak Rentals in Banff

Canoeing and kayaking in the Rockies is an unparalleled experience for many; season after season, both local and international visitors flock to our waters to revel in the picturesque serenity of our lakes and rivers. From the exhilarating Forty Mile Creek kayak excursion ending at Vermillion Lakes to a scenic canoe paddle up the Bow River, the Canadian Rockies hold many adventures for visitors to enjoy.

 

Visit the Banff Canoe Club

Canoeing and kayaking are a great way to experience nature’s tranquillity, the sights, smells, and sounds of the Canadian Rockies, in a much more immersive way. We have a range of canoes and kayaks to choose from, including our big canoe tours for those who prefer to be guided down the river. PFDs and safety equipment are included with every tour to ensure you safely enjoy your time on the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What will the size of the tour group be?
    We can accommodate up to 12 people per boat for our big boat canoe tours for both the Wildlife on the Bow and River Explorer tours. Our other canoes fit two people per canoe, and our kayaks have both single and double capacity rentals available.
  2. Will PFDs be provided, or will we have to rent or bring our own?
    Personal floatation devices (PFDs) are included with every canoe and kayak rental.

 

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