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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

4.7 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Visited this Thanksgiving weekend, it was actually the last tour of the season. We lucked out with the perfect day to be on the water. The sun was out and the weather was very warm for a fall day. We had a terrific guide in Mitch. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. If your in the area I recommend this wonderful experience.

A very pleasant way to spend an evening in Banff. We were essentially alone on the river and were able to see wildlife. Our guide was helpful and informative

Great tour along the Bow River. Mark was our guide and was very informative about the history of the area and of the wildlife.

Very enjoyable experience along Bow river, would highly recommend it!!

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