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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...more
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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 5, 2018

We had a fun party of 8 people on the canoe tour. We spotted 3 beavers and a muskrat and a number of bird species. Luke explained the reasons behind the names of many of the mountain peaks in Banff national park, as well as...More

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Tanya P, General Manager at The Banff Canoe Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hello John. Thanks for your review of the Big Canoe Tour at the Banff Canoe Club. It's awesome when our guests get to spot our 'local residents' of Banff National Park. We're happy that Luke could make your experience that much better! We hope that...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip. As picturesque as canoeing Lake Louise might seem, I don't know if it compares to the Bow River. Every turn and bend in the river brought a whole new set of jaw-dropping views. Plus, we even...More

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Tanya P, General Manager at The Banff Canoe Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hello, thank you for your review! Canoeing along the Bow River is certainly a special experience and a nice 'getaway' feeling. We consider it a truly authentically Canadian activity. Your paddle down the river sounds like it was made even better by having the chance...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the big canoe tour with Holly. Learned about local wildlife. Was an easy paddle up river and then coasted back. Highly recommended!

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We a tour on the canoe on the bow river. We spotted quitw a few beavers. Luc explained a lot about the wild life around in the area. Learned so much about the history as well. Thank you very much Luc!

Thank Hans T
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

It was our first time SUP-ing, and the guys who work there are AMAZING. They really added to our experience. Just want to give a huge Toronto thank you to Jason, Brad, Dale and Mick! They were all super down-to-earth, funny, knowledgeable and helpful every...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We did back to back days canoeing and kayaking on the Bow River. Our guide Felix was very knowledgeable about wildlife, history of the area and a great sense of humor to make the tours fun. Felix takes the time to get to know you...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Mick was great! Lots of fun. Saw three female Elks and a family of Canadian Geese on the tour. Highly recommended!

Thank JSS231
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on our wildlife tour along the Bow River. The scenery was incredible. Our guide, Holly, was knowledgable and friendly and was great with our son. Highly recommended!

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We enjoyed the canoe experience a lot! The guide tours are very amusing and knowledgeable. A special mention to Brad, our tour guide, such a great guy!

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Just came off a guided tour down Bow River. Jason our tour guide and the his team were top quality and made the trip worthwhile. Not to mention a beautiful journey.

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July 14, 2018|
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Response from pwhitcombe | Reviewed this property |
First come first serve, but as others have said, plenty of kayaks available. We went early in day and asked what was a good time for availability for later in the day. Worked for us!
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!
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