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The Banff Canoe Club

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Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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1.5-Hour Banff National Park Canoe Tour
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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! Rent a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard. 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.
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“guide peter” (4 reviews)
“life jackets” (6 reviews)
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Corner of Wolf Street and Bow Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Great fun for the family. Our guide Peter was very knowledgeable with a great deal of information on the local history, flora, and fauna.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip through the Jasper and Banff National Parks. The guide Lucy was fantastic so knowledgeable and committed to the wildlife and environment. If you do this trip ask if you can have Lucy as your guide you won't be...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Lucy did a great job educating us on the trip. Learned about wildlife, the mountains and the river itself, things we would never know on our own. Saw a huge Elk, a Beaver, a Muskrat, a Loon and a Bald Eagle flew right over us....More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

There was us 7 sisters and one other couple from Australia...(poor Jack having to put up with all us women and only one other guy on the canoe) lol! We loved our experience being all together on the voyageur canoe with Jack as our guide....More

Thank Corrie D
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Lucy was a fabulous guide as our party paddled the war canoe along the Bow River. It was such fun and we saw an Elk and a beaver.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We did the canoe tour with our great guide Jack. All of us learned something; our guide Jack was particularly good with the kids. Picture perfect day on perhaps the most beautiful river I've ever seen.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

An amazing way to spend a couple of hours in the evening. our guide Austin was so knowledgeable on the area and wildlife on the river. when we were in Banff it was very smokie due to the wildfires Austin our guide still pointed landmarks...More

Thank sueHighf
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn a new activity. Staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable. You can learn on the creek up to Vermilion Lakes or attempt the River both nice locations. Great way to catch a view of some wildlife, especially if you are a...More

Thank Dave F
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

What an amazing trip we had in the canoe. We were put in Lucy's canoe along with 4 other people (a couple, 2 singles and then us 3) She led an great pre-talk showing us all the animals that we may see along the trip...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful 2 hours with Lucy that made the time fly with interesting stories and facts about the area and the wildlife, eventhou we were not luky to see any animals. The teenagers cooperated and we had a lovely afternoon.

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Lee B
August 14, 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!
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kiz16
February 5, 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
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estepdana
May 3, 2016|
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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!
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