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The Banff Canoe Club

Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-4554
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At the Banff Canoe Club we think everyone should have access to the wonderfully Canadian sport of Canoeing. Rent a canoe or Kayak from us and explore the gentler section of the Bow River or head up forty mile creek into Vermillion Lakes. We think you will love it so much, that you'll be back for another paddle before long!
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Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
+1 403-762-4554

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the evening wildlife canoe trip with Lucy, what a great night we had. We saw beavers a muskrat and elk on the river bank. Lucy was informative and great fun. Loved her excitement at seeing the animals as much as...More

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Evening wildlife safari. Only saw beaver but that was superb. Looking for wildlife is always hit or miss. Although we only saw beaver we had a brilliant close up view. Tranquil river. Guide, Lucy was enthusiastic and informative.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a morning tour and it did not disappoint! Jack was a really knowledgeable guide, and we learned a lot about the local wildlife and history of the area. Definitely recommend if you want a little history and a relaxing trip...More

Thank Blondi131313
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We booked this trip with the gondola up Norquay Mountain as a package which made for a spectacular day!! Lucy was our guide on the canoe trip and she was great!! She interjected the trip with several of her own personal stories/experiences which we loved....More

Thank Trube
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a pretty expensive canoe rental, but given the high demand it's understanding. The river is fantastic and the canoes are very high quality.

Thank mdos7
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We booked at our hotel in Banff on the same day and got there early for the 6 PM trip. Even though we only saw the beaver family, it was worth going as we learned a lot about bears and the wild life in this...More

Thank Lxpb
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Took a trip on the fantastic River Bow with Jack from Melton Mibray as our guide. He was excellent. Funny. Calm. Knowledgeable. Shame his Canadian visa runs out shortly! The trip was excellent. Last time I canoed was 15 plus years ago on the Dordogne...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon canoeing the Bow River in a canoe rented from the Banff Canoe Club. The river is a beautiful aqua color and crystal clear. Lovely mountain views. More reasonable prices here than Louise or Moraine.

Thank JessB24
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Great experience today with Jono and Dale on the group canoe trip! Both were hilarious and we had a great time learning and laughing. Perfect way to spend a clear day in Banff with the gorgeous blue waters!

Thank eerenze
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We don't know how to kayak but Tyler was very helpful in teaching us, and he also helped us to take a few photos, which made our 1st trip to Banff a memorable one

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Lee B
14 August 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
They certainly do! We were 2 adults with one small child, so the canoe suited us better. But kayaks were there for the renting!
5 February 2017|
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Response from HydraBanff | Property representative |
Hello, Our canoe rentals start May 15th until mid October and the Voyageur Canoe Tours start June 1st until Sept 30th. Please let us know should you have any further questions Thanks
3 May 2016|
Response from HydraBanff | Property representative |
Hi there We do have a certain quota of canoes that can go offsite per day. Unfortunately we don't take reservations so it is first come first served. The Banff Canoe Club opens on may 14th. Hope to see you then!