Canoe, kayak & SUP Rentals

Canoeing on the Bow River in Banff

Explore the Bow River

Looking to explore the waterways in Banff? Visit the Banff Canoe Club to rent a canoe, kayak or SUP. Check out our great rental rates or packages that include canoeing and other popular Banff activities. Or if a tour is more your style, check out our popular Big Canoe Tours or Kayak Experience. The Banff Canow Club is located on the coner of Wolf Street & Bow Ave, Banff. Operating season is May 15th - Sept 30th (weather permitting).

Our rental fleet

Canoe Rentals

From the canoe docks, paddlers can explore a gentle leg of the Bow River or follow Forty Mile Creek into the Vermillion Lakes. Both routes offer stunning views and opportunities for wildlife viewing. We offer canoe rentals by the hour. The rates are per boat (based on 2 people). There is an extra charge of $10 for the 3rd person in canoe. 

1 hour: $60
Additional hours: $30

Kayak Rentals

Check out our fleet of Old Town single or double kayaks. Depart right from the docks and journey your way up the river. Rates are per hour.

1 hour: $60
Additional hours: $30

SUP Rentals

If a stand up paddleboard is more your thing, check out our fleet of NRS paddleboards. Rentals are per hour and include board, life jacket and paddle. Guests must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult to rent an SUP. 

1 hour: $30
Additional hours: $30

Big Canoe Tours- River Explorer

Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River and marvel at the surroundings whilst on a Big Canoe Tour. As you journey upstream, our guides will entertain you with stories of the past, history of canoeing and interesting local facts. Every tour includes life jackets and paddles plus instruction on how to paddle as a team. A Big Canoe Tour is perfect for the whole family and no paddling experience is necessary. Tours are 1.5 hours in duration. 

Adult: $67 | Child (2-5): $33
Departs: 9am, 11am, 1pm 3pm & 5pm
Wildlife on the Bow Canoe Tour

Big Canoe Tours - Wildlife on the Bow

Join us on an early evening Wildlife Big Canoe tour and learn fun facts about animal habitats, behaviors and conservation. Escape the bustling Banff streets and get back to nature. Enjoy paddling up the scenic Bow while keeping your eyes peeled for some of the locals - bald eagles, elk, muskrats and maybe even “Barry” our resident beaver. Learn best practice for wildlife encounters and discover the challenges they face with increasing human interaction. You can’t get a more scenic backdrop for an interpretive wildlife tour.

Adult: $67 | Child (2-5): $33
Departs: 6pm (changes during season)

Kayak Experience

Join us on a group kayak paddle to explore the Bow River. Check out the local wildlife, capture that perfect picture in front of Mount Rundle and maybe even catch a glimpse of our resident beaver, Barry. Connect with nature and other kayakers as you enjoy the serene surroundings and picturesque views. Our friendly hosts will help answer your questions and point you in the right direction. Please note that this is not a tour for first time paddlers. Participants must have previous kayak experience. 

Double Kayak: $105 | Single Kayak: $85
Depart: 10am

Canoe adventures

We value your privacy
We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. By clicking "Allow Cookies", you consent to our use of cookies. For additional details view our Privacy Policy.
Cookie preferences

You can control how your data is used on our website. Learn more below about the cookies we use by reviewing our Privacy Policy.

Your cookie preferences have been saved.