Water activity

Banff National Park: Big Canoe River Explorer Tour

4.7 / 5

10 reviews

Banff National Park: Big Canoe River Explorer Tour

From US$ 49.50 per person

Delve deep into the Banff National Park and admire the breathtaking scenery from the water on this family-friendly big canoe adventure. Paddle along the pretty Bow River and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Canadian history and heritage.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience the beauty of Banff National Park from a canoe
  • Take in views of the famous Bow River and the Canadian Rockies above
  • Keep an eye out for the wildlife on the shore
  • Enjoy this easy paddle tour, suitable for all ages and any experience level
  • Learn fun facts and local history from your guide
Full description
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.
  • All required safety equipment
  • Lemonade
  • Certified guide
  • All taxes and fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The Banff Canoe Club, located at the corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave: 228 Bow Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A5, Canada

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4.7 /5

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We loved our tour - there was 9 of us for a work trip and went canoeing to see some sights. Some in our group had never been and we all had a great time. Our guide, Ryan, was knowledgeable and funny. He pointed out the mountains in the area and provided lots of information about Banff and the surrounding area. I would definitely recommend the tour.

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August 23, 2021

The tour itself was great. However we didn’t start on time since they were waiting for another family to arrive. It clearly stated arrive 15 minutes ahead of departure. You snooze you lose. They snoozed and we lost 15 minutes of our adventure . Genevieve was great. Our grandkids aged 8 and 11 loved it as much as us. Moderate physical activity required. Lots of information delivered before and during the tour.

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