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Paddling & Rafting

Canoe & Kayak

Experience the tranquility of paddling across vibrant glacier fed lakes and rivers by canoe or kayak. Keep an eye out for hidden gems only seen from the water, and you might even spot some wildlife as well. An ideal family-friendly outing, head out on the water for a few hours or pack a lunch and make a full day of it. Non-motorized boats including canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards are welcome on all water bodies in Banff National Park.

Two people kayaking on Vermilion Lakes in Banff National Park
  • Canoe Lake LouiseCanoe Lake Louise

    Canoe Lake Louise

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Paddle Lake MinnewankaPaddle Lake Minnewanka

    Paddle Lake Minnewanka

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Two people in kayaks paddling on Vermilion Lakes at sunriseTwo people in kayaks paddling on Vermilion Lakes at sunrise

    Paddle Vermilion Lakes

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Group of people paddling the Bow River on a Big Canoe Tour with the Banff Canoe ClubGroup of people paddling the Bow River on a Big Canoe Tour with the Banff Canoe Club

    Paddle the Bow River

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Paddling Johnson LakePaddling Johnson Lake

    Paddling Johnson Lake

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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  • Person stand up paddleboarding on Two Jack Lake at sunrisePerson stand up paddleboarding on Two Jack Lake at sunrise

    Paddling Two Jack Lake

    Duration
    1-3 hrs
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