The Banff Canoe Club
The Banff Canoe Club
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Water SportsSightseeing ToursSelf-Guided Tours & RentalsStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
At the Banff Canoe Club we think everyone should have access to the wonderfully Canadian sport of Canoeing. Rent a canoe, kayak or SUP 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! For those new to the sport, we offer Big Canoe Tours. Choose from the River Explorer or Wildlife of the Bow tour and explore the river with your guide.
Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Donna1051291229
Ayr, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Becca was the most amazing guide. Such a great trip. Would recommend to anyone. Saw wildlife. Learned a bunch about the area
Written December 24, 2023
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Elizabeth M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was absolutely a highlight of our time in Banff! Tom was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and kept us well entertained on our trip up and down the River. The views were stunning, and Tom’s knowledge of the area really helped us to plot out our upcoming days in Banff. Would absolutely love to do this again and highly recommend!
Written October 2, 2023
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Rochelle
Magrath, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Taking a canoe down the river in Banff is one of my favourite ways to relax and enjoy the beauty of Banff. My daughter and I have visited the Banff Canoe Club every trip we have made to Banff. Our favourite experience was watching the elk swimming across the river. We really appreciated the instructions and tips offered by Jon! The whole crew seems so friendly and upbeat. They all look like they thoroughly enjoy their job! Great energy!
Written October 2, 2023
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Jean J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Alec, our guide was the BEST. We had a fantastic time, laughing, paddling, learning about the history of the area, seeing some wildlife ( wish we had seen more). I highly recommend this tour and this guide to everyone. Alec was extremely knowledgeable, funny and very engaging with our group ( it was my family of four and 6 others- so the group was not too big! The Bow River is beautiful, I had concerns about tipping the canoe, but was quickly assured that all was good. Thank you Alec and Banff Canoe Club for a delightful afternoon and tour bird calls were entertaining, too.
Written September 28, 2023
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shaima t
Bahrain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
ALEC IS THE BESTTTT!!!! We enjoyed the ride so much, we were a group of 12 people he took good care of us and took amazing pics of us. Thank you we will definitely recommend it to others and visit again
Written September 22, 2023
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Scott K
Luray3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you've been to Banff, you've seen the tacky tourist trap giant canoes with the fake bark painting and Canadian flag hanging off the back. Despite feeling a bit ridiculous in one of these behemoths, we found the evening wildlife tour to be a lot of fun, delivering amazing views and, as not promised but definitely hoped for, wildlife. Our tour guide, Emily, provided some narration on the way upriver as we all paddled hard to get the boat to move. We saw several elk snacking along the side of the river, a few birds, and a beaver that seemed determined to put on a show for us, swimming parallel to our boat, getting out of the water several times, and finally slapping its tail while making a plunge. Nothing earth-shattering, but a much safer way to see the elk than walking along the riverbank trail just a couple meters from the elk, which we saw some others doing. The views of the surrounding scenery were, as is typical of the park, spectacular.

Be prepared: All the seats (snugly) fit two people, so you'll be squished up against one side of the boat. All the paddling is in one position, so your arms tire quickly since you can't switch sides like you can in a normal canoe or kayak. Our boat also listed heavily to one side since it was imbalanced.
Written September 22, 2023
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Juliet S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Great trip - our guide Mark was so knowledgable and had great answers to all our questions. Unfortunately we didn’t see much wildlife but it was a lovely day so great to get out on the water with some amazing views.
Written September 21, 2023
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Jessica B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had such a fun time on the big canoe tour. Our guide Jon was funny and knowledgeable! He for sure made it a great experience. Must check out this place- well worth it!
Written September 18, 2023
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Kenny F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great tour with Emily as our guide. If you want to brush up on your beaver knowledge, Emily is the person to go to. Tour was very informative and also the Elks gave us a good show (swimming skills included).
We felt very well taken care of from the beginning.
Greetings from Germany - Kenny + Sarah
Written September 17, 2023
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We hebben zo genoten van deze prachtige canoe trip! Thank you Tim for your enthousiasme and all the information you gaved us!
Written September 16, 2023
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