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Banff Canoe Club

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Banff National Park: Big Canoe River Explorer Tour

1. Banff National Park: Big Canoe River Explorer Tour

Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River on a family-friendly canoe tour. Get ready to be amazed by extraordinary views of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies around you. This sightseeing tour is perfect for the whole family and doesn't require any previous experience. Meet at the Banff Canoe Club, just a 5-minute walk from downtown Banff. As you journey upstream, your expert guide will entertain you with stories of the past, history of canoeing, and interesting local facts. Admire the scenery around you, while learning how to paddle as a team. After 1 and a half hours of fun, enjoy a complimentary, refreshing lemonade on the shore.

Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

2. Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

Discover life on the Bow River in a 12-seat Canoe. Start the tour in the evening and learn fun facts about animal habitats, behaviors, and conservation in the region. 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 like bald eagles, elk, muskrats, and maybe even “Barry” the resident beaver. Let our informative guides share the best practices for wildlife encounters and discover the challenges they face with increasing human interaction.

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What people are saying about Banff Canoe Club

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 70 reviews

This was a lovely way to begin our time at Banff! CJ was a fun, engaging, and knowledgeable guide who make our time on the Bow River relaxing but also piqued our excitement about all that he detailed on the tour- from bears to beaver lodges, Banff history to current conditions, it was a joy to take it all in. I especially appreciated his patience and attentiveness to our 4 year old’s questions! I highly recommend this tour as a family experience and a smooth, easy way to get on the beautiful Bow!

Both the guides was great safety is top priority for them and canoe were night clean they help us in boarding the canoe as well they safely let us finish the adventure. They deliver information about history and also related to the wild life of mountains, it’s super amazing activity with a very excellent crew of Banff canoe club, I will visit again.

Really good, peaceful and interesting. Our guide, Becca, was full of facts delivered with humour.

Our guide was amazing. Lots of fun and great information.

Becca was an amazing guide. Our family of four loved it!