Guided Tours

River Explorer - Big Canoe Tours

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


11am, 1pm & 3.30pm


1.5 hours


$54.00 (Adult)
$25.00 (Child 6-12 years)
Free (Infant 2-5 years)

11am Tour:

1pm Tour:

3.30pm Tour:


A Big Canoe Tour is perfect for the whole family and no paddling experience is necessary. It’s a fun and interactive way to explore the waterways of Banff National Park.

Wildlife on the Bow - Big Canoe Tours

Discover life on the Bow River. Join us on an early evening or morning 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 River while keeping your eyes peeled for some of the locals - bald eagles, elf, muskrats and maybe even "Barry" our resident beaver.


$54.00 (Adult)
$25.00 (Child 6-12 years)
Free (Infant 2-5 years)

9am Tour:

(June: Weekends Only, July/Aug: Daily)

6pm Tour (5pm early season):


(June - Sept: Daily)


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.

Guided Kayak Tour

Join us on a guided kayak experience where we will explore the waterways of Forty Mile Creek and branch off into the Vermilion Lakes where we will investigate the local wildlife habitats and catch that perfect picture in front of Rundle Mountain. Our interpretive guides will allow guests to discover how the beavers and muskrats learn to survive in the area as well as share the historic and cultural significance of the Vermilion lakes.


Approx. 1.5 Hour


Tours depart daily from the Banff Canoe Club located at the corner of Wolf St and Bow Ave.


$75.00 Double
$60.00 Single

8:45am Tour:

Canoe Dock


Cnr of Wolf St.
& Bow Ave,