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About The Banff Canoe Club
At the Banff Canoe Club we think everyone should have access to the wonderfully Canadian sport of Canoeing. Rent a canoe, kayak or SUP 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! 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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Overview
Get a different view of Banff National Park on a canoe tour along the scenic Bow River. Traveling by canoe lets you get out in nature and see wildlife up close without the exertion of hiking. Plus, the big canoe enables your whole group to be together in one place rather than being split up into smaller canoes. This makes it ideal for families with small children.
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Alisha H wrote a review Yesterday
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We had a wonderful tour with CJ in the big canoe. I have a 5 year old and a 6 year old and I appreciated how welcoming and safety focused that CJ was. I also noted how knowledgeable that he was about wildlife and the park. It was a highlight of the trip for our whole family.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Charlotte S wrote a review 18 Aug
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Our guide was a New Zealand native who provided awesome information about the wildlife on the river, including a recent Osprey nest with chicks, Grizzly stories, and beaver habits. She also had great information about the surrounding mountains. It was relaxing/easy/ and we met great people.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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XploringMan wrote a review 18 Aug
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We rented the Voyageur Canoe for a group of 10 and we had Jon as our guide. Great activity to just be together on a boat and enjoy some nice weather outside. Jon was super helpful and didn’t mind us slacking off a bit on the paddling! Also knowledgeable about the area and good to talk to! Thanks!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Courtney R wrote a review 16 Aug
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I did a 1:00 Big Canoe Tour with tour guide CJ! CJ is a phenomenal guide that provided excellent and thorough knowledge of the surrounding wildlife/environment both before and on the river! He answered all of my questions with detail and added humour throughout the tour, making it that much more enjoyable! We got to see about 6 different ospreys and even a black bear walking along the train tracks! His table talk at the beginning was super informative and tied in with the tour on the water perfectly! I felt super confident and comfortable on the river, knowing I was in good hands! I would highly recommend doing a Big Canoe Tour with CJ, you won’t be disappointed! All of the staff at BCC were also super helpful and kind! Thank you Banff Canoe Club!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Excursion24354438077 wrote a review 15 Aug
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Our guide CJ expertly showed us around the stunning area of the Bow River in Banff in a 30 foot canoe. He informed us about all the kinds of wildlife and history of the area. The staff were all very helpful and welcoming, but CJ was especially friendly. We have already recommended the Canoe Club to a friend who is visiting soon!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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