Paddle the Bow River
The waters of the Bow River travel from glaciers high amidst the peaks of the Rockies. Alpine creeks converge, and the river grows as it swirls down the Bow Valley in aquamarine currents. Sections of the river are accessible to experienced paddlers who thrive on the thrill of a trip down the Bow. Feel the surge and flow of the water as you move with the waves and explore quiet eddies and hidden channels.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Rentals starting from $45/ hour
- May - Oct
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Keep an eye out for local wildlife that call the Bow River and it's banks home. If you're lucky you might see beavers, osprey, elk, and even a bear.
For a more immersive experience sign up for a guided Big Canoe Tour with the Banff Canoe Club.
Enjoy a short walk from downtown Banff to the Banff Canoe Docks
Canoe, kayak or SUP rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Pre-book your SUP rental from select providers
Let's do this
Choose from the following local providers to get you on the river