Discovering the serenity of Maligne Lake in your own boat is a chance to take in the breathtaking views from a unique perspective.

Originally built by Donald “Curly” Philips, the historic boathouse at Maligne Lake houses canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Come experience a class family-friendly summer activity in the Canadian Rockies.

Paddle across the world-famous Maligne Lake to remote backcountry shorelines and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Rentals are available by the hour or the entire day to get the most out of your experience.

Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis—we recommend arriving first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. Please visit the boathouse at Maligne Lake upon arrival as availability is limited.

Prices from
 hour / day
Canoe:$75 / $200
   Max 2 adults or 1 adult & 2 child
Rowboat:$75 / $200
   Max 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 child
Large Rowboat:$100 / $225
   Max 5 adults or 4 adults & 3 child
Single Kayak:$40 / $165
   Max 1 person
Double Kayak:$75 / $200
   Max 2 person

Boathouse Hours

June 19* – Sep 27* Thursday–Monday 9:30 AM – 4 PM


  • Please note that overnight rentals are priced per day and not by the number of hours. A standard two-day charge will apply for overnight rentals. For multi-day use, regular rate applies for the first day, 25% discount for all ensuing days.
  • All rentals must be returned to the boathouse by 5 PM, except for multi-day rentals.
  • Rates are quoted in Canadian funds. Costs include maintenance and safety equipment.

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