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Calgary: Bow River Self-Guided Rafting Trip

Calgary: Bow River Self-Guided Rafting Trip

Activity provider: The Paddle Station

From US$ 65.39 per group up to 4

Experience incredible views of Calgary from the water with a self-guided rafting trip down the Bow River. Enjoy a hassle-free trip with your raft ready and waiting

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See amazing views of downtown Calgary from the Bow River
  • Enjoy a hassle-free experience - pick-up and drop off your raft at the riverside
  • Paddle through the 'easy rapids' or let the current of the river guide you
  • Benefit from an activity suitable for all skill levels
Full description
Choose the perfect raft for your group and find it ready for you at the meeting point. Float down the class I section of the Bow River, a relatively flat and calm part of the river. Use the current and flow of the river to guide you, and paddle at your leisure. The beautiful clear water of the Bow River originates from the Rocky Mountains glaciers. Take advantage of the clean water with a cooling swim in the river if you so desire. The easy rapids of the river mean you and your group can take over the “guide’s paddle”. Guide yourselves, call commands, and steer the raft as a team. The river will give you feedback on how you’re paddling, and it’s a chance to finish the day in exhilarating fashion. Once you reach the end of the rafting trip, simply hand over the equipment to the crew at the finishing point at St Patrick’s Island.
  • An inflated raft with paddles
  • Life vests, Safety kits, Safety talk, and Safety Support while on the river.
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. All equipment will be ready and waiting for you with the staff.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine, please dress accordingly.
  • This trip takes approx. 2-3 hours of float times in May & June, and approx. 3-4 hours float times in July & August.
  • Distance 11.5 km with many gentle, fun, enjoyable rapids.
  • No experience is required
  • The tour operator will respond to any emergencies or issues on the river
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June 29, 2021

Product ID: 387889