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Banff Canoe Tours

Looking to explore the waterways in Banff? Join a voyageur canoe tour for a guided adventure down the Bow River.

Banff River Explorer Tour (1.5 hour tour)

Take this chance to experience the serenity on the waters of Bow River with this Voyageur Canoe Tour. A knowledgeable guide will entertain with stories of the area, and history of canoeing. This is an experience for the whole family, with no experience necessary.

Wildlife on the Bow Tour (1.5 hour tour)

Discover life on the Bow River. Join us on an early evening 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. It’s fun for all ages! Tour includes a souvenir to take home.

Prices from
Adult (13+)$54
Child (Ages 6-12)$25
Infant (Ages 2-5)Free


  • Stories of the past, canoeing history and local facts
  • No paddling experience required!
  • Tour includes life jackets and paddling instruction

Tour Departures

Tour Departure Dates   Time
River Explorer 18 May – 30 Sept Daily 11 AM, 1 PM & 3:30 PM
Wildlife on the Bow 18 May – 14 June
15 June – 30 Sept
Daily 6 PM
9 AM, 6 PM
  • Please meet at Banff Canoe Docks (corner of Wolf St. & Bow Ave) 30 mins prior to tour time.
  • All participants must wear the PFD (personal flotation device) provided.
  • Minimum weight allowance for PFD is 20lbs.
  • Age of children must be supplied at time of booking.

Questions? Contact our Local Experts

A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

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