Blue Canoe Rentals – Solo Kayaks Too!

Glide through the wilderness of Banff National Park in your rented Blue Canoe or kayak. Explore the waterways of the Bow Valley, including 40 Mile Creek and Vermilion Lakes or the Bow River. Your rental begins with basic instruction and safety tips before putting into the water. Slow down and share this authentic Canadian experience with friends or family.

Route 1:     40 Mile Creek and Vermilion Lakes
40 Mile Creek     A shallow, gentle waterway, fun to paddle
Under the bridge     Grab a photo passing under the railway bridge
Vermilion lakes     A birders paradise, and photographers dream

Route 2:    The Bow River
The Bow River     A gentle portion of this major waterway is superb for canoe travel
CP Rail     Trainspot Canada’s first railway line while you paddle alongside the tracks
Wildlife     Stay alert for birds and wildlife in this important wildlife corridor

***Routes are subject to closure due to
water levels and safety***


  • Canoe or kayak rental
  • Paddles, life jackets, bailing bucket, whistle
  • Safety orientation by certified staff including paddling strokes, and safety tips
  • Route map


  • Middle seats for children or third adult
  • Dry bags, cup holders available at an extra charge

Hours of operation:
May 10th – June 15th: 10am until 6pm
June 16th – September Long Weekend: 9am – 9pm
After September Long Weekend – October 12th: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Cost per canoe or kayak:   $28.00 1hr, $45.00 2hr, $60.00 full day rental (includes GST),

Specials: 2 hr for the price of 1 hr

Available for the last two hours of operation

Call us direct for hours of operation 760-5465

Corporate Pass: $500.00 Accesses unlimited 2 hour rentals (1 canoe or kayak per pass per two hours).  A great incentive for VIP customers or staff.

Late charges: There is a 10 minute grace period for returns after which you will be billed the next higher rental rate

Age: You must be 18+ to rent a canoe

Deposit: A credit card or I.D. must be left as a security deposit for every rental

Call Banff Travel! 888-659-3394 or 403-774-7219

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