Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm
  • Departure Details :
    Banff Canoe Club, Corner of Bow Ave and, Wolf St, Banff, AB T1L 1A8, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River and marvel at the surroundings whilst on a Big Canoe Tour. As you journey upstream, your local guide 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.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Your canoe tour will startat the Banff Canoe Club, just a 5 minute walk from Downtown Banff. Upon arrival, meet your personable guide for the tour. After checking in, the guide will set you up with a life jacket and paddle before talking you through some dryland safety instruction and paddling techniques.

From the shore, learn about the history of the Bow River and some of the wildlife that are present in the area. Your guide will then load you into a 12-seater Voyageur Canoe for approximately 1 hour of river time. Your tour will be followed by a light refreshment at the end.

The Voyageur Canoe Tour is perfect for the whole family and no paddling experience is necessary. Its a fun and interactive way to explore the waterways of Banff national park.



Light refreshments

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Entry/Admission - Bow River


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Paddled up and back down a part of the bow River at Banff while being entertained by guide Mark with interesting snippets about animals, culture, the alpine environment and First Nation People. Prior to the trip Mark gave a little presentation on the.First Nation's people, a.very good safety lesson on canoeing and the beginnings of Banff.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The staff members were very positive and upbeat. They had lots of information to share. The scenery was beautiful. Lucy did a great job!!

  • 20-Aug-2018

    Amazing and fun Canoe Ride on Bow Rider with excellent Guide Lucy Congrea. Lucy was not only very knowledgeable about the river, the animals and all things Banff but her enthusiasm was what made the tour great. We went as a family with 2 kids a 10 year old and a 5 year old and both were equally entertained and had a great fun time. She made my son who is 5 sit in front and called him Captain which we had to call him for the rest of the day. We also got to see 2 elk with a baby elk, and they even crossed the river which was cool to see. We also saw a muskrat. It was a great tour and I highly recommend it to anyone and especially for families. Ask for Lucy!

  • 24-Sep-2017

    We had a lot of fun on our canoe tour! We went as part of our honeymoon trip. Lucy was our guide and she was excellent. She shared so much local knowledge with us!

  • 31-Jul-2017

    very enjoyable and peaceful and beautiful.

  • 31-Oct-2016

    It was a nice change of pace being on the river. There wasn't anything earth shattering about the tour. You row up river for 30 minutes or so, pull over and look at a few things our guide pointed out and then float back to the start. It was a beautiful day and the trip was fun. Be sure to dress warmer than you think you should as once we turned around the wind was in our faces and I was glad I brought an extra jacket.