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Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour provided by Hydra River Guides

Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour
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About
Discover life on the Bow River in our 12 seat Canoe. Join us on an early evening or morning Big Canoe tour and learn fun facts about animal habitats, behaviors and conservation. Escape the bustling Banff streets and get back to nature. Enjoy paddling up the scenic Bow while keeping your eyes peeled for some of the locals - bald eagles, elk, muskrats and maybe even “Barry” our resident beaver. Let our informative guides share the best practices for wildlife encounters and discover the challenges they face with increasing human interaction. You can’t get a more scenic backdrop for an interpretive wildlife tour. It’s fun for all ages! Great tour for families!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2914P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Banff National Park
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Banff Canoe Club, Corner of Bow Ave and, Wolf St, Banff, AB T1L 1A8, Canada Located on the corner of Bow Ave and Wolf Street, Banff
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Banff National Park
Departure details
  • Banff Canoe Club, Corner of Bow Ave and, Wolf St, Banff, AB T1L 1A8, Canada Located on the corner of Bow Ave and Wolf Street, Banff
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Banff Canoe Club
    Corner of Bow Ave and, Wolf St, Banff, AB T1L 1A8, Canada
    Located on the corner of Bow Ave and Wolf Street, Banff
    See address & details
  • 1
    Banff Canoe Club
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Banff National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Zachary
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Bow journey with Ant
Now he said to write this review as a part of a contest, but he didn’t have to twist our arms that much. Anthony was a terrific guide, very personable. His knowledge of the area was outstanding. His down to earth and positive outlook on the wild life that makes its home along the bow is something everybody should have the opportunity to enjoy
Written 8 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sabeen Q
1 contribution
Fun tour with our guide Sydney!
Recommend this tour as a must do when visiting Banff. Our guide Sydney was very knowledgeable and fun! Sighted a deer when we were out on the water
Written 27 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Niki
2 contributions
Great experience!
Aug 2021
Although we didn't see any animals (other than a cute family of Canadian geese right at the end of our experience), the tour was still an amazing experience. The view was beautiful and our tour guide, Mitch M., was super great and friendly. We learned quite a bit about the wildlife at Banff!
Written 22 August 2021
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Tammy
Lloydminster, Canada1 contribution
Amazing
We had a great time even if we only saw some ducks and a few birds, Finn was our guide he was very knowledgeable out on the water and about the town of Banff I can’t wait to try the place he told us to try for food.
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks you for the 5 star review of the Big Canoe Tour. Finn is a valued member of our team and great guide. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written 18 August 2021
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Mohammed Alhujairi
Medicine Hat, Canada2 contributions
canoe tour
Jul 2021
it was marvelous
Mitch Blaine was knowledgeable , friendly , he made the tour more enjoyable
seeing live animals was a bonus
Written 4 July 2021
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HI Mohammed Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed the Big Canoe Tour and you even spotted some wildlife. Enjoy the rest of your time in Banff.
Written 5 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mel&Tex
3 contributions
Sunshine on a rainy day
Jul 2019 • Couples
The clouds and rain could not keep us away. Lucy was was a great guide! She shared fun facts about the river, the trees, the wildlife and the town. The picture is a busy beaver pulling a limb upstream to his den. Thank you Lucy for bringing the sunshine to our rainy day in Banff.
Written 21 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great river... focus on rowing technique
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Thrilling Experience
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janhvij2021
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Amazing Adventure
Amazing Experience! 10/10 would do again. Beautiful views and fun adventure. Went with my dad and we both had lots
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Fun all around
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rosalindb277
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Awesome Adventure
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Awesome Team Building Activity
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Family White Water Rafting Fun
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Excellent experience, would go again
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travel0rr
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Wet and Fun!
Visited our daughter in Banff and she suggested we go rafting with Hydra - what an excellent experience! It’s a be
christinemG1502EI
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Best birthday yet!
I booked this for my birthday and I went by myself, knowing I would be placed in a raft with a bunch of other peopl
EmmaIF1997
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A true adventure
My sister and I have done quite a bit of white water rafting and while the rapids were INCREDIBLE what made this tr
L2686AZyvonnes
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Great times! Mitch M was our guide. He exuded confidence in his skill set and knowledge. He was engaging and respectful
Certainly an ease in booking and ease in access - the Canoe Club departing point is within walking distance anywher
466jingl
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Disappointed - NO Pictures available
Aug 14th, 2021. My family and I were VERY DISAPPOINTED with HYDRA Rafting (I believed most of the the people as wel
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Best Rafting Experience
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Big Canoe Tour, a must
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