Group Canoe Rentals: Private bookings

Glide through the wilderness of Banff National Park in your Blue Canoe • Your group will skim through an unforgettable excursion. Explore the waterways of the Bow Valley, on either the Bow River or 40 Mile Creek and Vermilion Lakes • Begin with basic, on land canoe instruction and safety tips before putting into the water • Your river map will lead you to scenic viewpoints along the river and indicate the distance you travel • Slow down and share this authentic Canadian experience with colleagues, friends or family • Guests should dress for the weather •

Highlights: Vermilion Lakes (Early Season)

Safety and Basics  – Learn paddling strokes, and safety tips

40 Mile Creek – A shallow, gentle waterway, fun to paddle
Under the railway bridge – Grab a photo under the bridge, but watch your head at high water!
The marsh channel – A narrow passage connecting the creek & lakes
Vermilion lakes – A birders paradise, and photographers dream
The dead forest – What caused all the trees here to die?
Mountain Views – Rundle, Cascade, Sulphur, Bourgeau, Norquay
Wildlife corridors and habitat – Learn the importance of wildlife corridors and keep watch for animals

Highlights: Bow River

Safety and Basics – Learn paddling strokes, and safety tips

The Bow River – A gentle portion of this major waterway is ideal for canoe travel
CP Rail – Trainspot Canada’s first railway line and paddle alongside its tracks
Wildlife – Stay alert for birds and wildlife in this important wildlife corridor
Osprey Nest – Listen for the shrill sound of the resident Osprey whose nest is upstream

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

Departs At your convenience
Duration: 2 hours
Off Peak Rental (open – 11AM)    $60.00/ Boat
Peak Rental (11AM – Close)         $80.00/ Boat

(Transportation to the Docks is an additional cost)

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

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Winter Activities Information

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