Banff Kayak Tours

Banff Kayak Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Glide through the wilderness of Banff National Park in your own kayak or canoe while exploring the active waterways of Kananaskis and/or the calm waters of the Bow River. After some basic instructions and a safety lesson, your guide will lead you on an adventure where you'll experience stunning vistas of the pristine Banff National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as grizzly bears, caribou and wolves on the shores.

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Banff's Best Kayak Tours:



Boat type Price Departures
Canoe or Kayak First Hour: $36/boat;
$20 per additional hour
Early Season Hours (10:00am - 6:00pm);
High Season Hours (9:00am - 9:00pm)

Explore the waterways of the Bow Valley, Including 40 Mile Creek and Vermillion Lakes or the Bow River. Your rental begins with basic instruction and safety tips before putting into the water. Slow down and share this authentic Canadian Experience with friends or family. The rental shop is located at the corner of Wolf Street and Bow Avenue on the Bow RIver, two blocks from downtown Banff. (The boat house also has a supply of snacks, drinks and souvenirs to make your canoe or kayak adventure that much more enjoyable).

Your Renatal Includes:

  • Dryland Instruction
  • Life jacket for each person
  • Paddles
  • Throw bag and bailing bucket
  • Safety Whistle

Departs Length Price
11:00am, 1:00pm; 3:30pm 1 hour river time Adult (13+) - $39; Child (6-12) - $15; Infants (2-5) - FREE

Ratio of guests to guide is 4:1
Price (s) subject to 5% G.S.T.

Enjoy the sheer beauty of the Bow River while you enjoy a one-hour paddle in a Voyageur Canoe. Meet a creatively inspired Voyageur guide who will engage you with stories of the past: When our waterways were our nations highways and the Fur Trade was the significant force in the exploration of our western lands. Be inspired by the power of water and how this glacier fed river system continues to be of utmost importance in Banff National Park. Going for a paddle in a 12 passenger Voyageur Canoe is easy, fun and interactive. Voyageur Canoe trips can be enjoyed by everyone including families with children, and no paddling experience is necessary.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Friendly, certified tour guide
  • All safety equipment: Life jacket, paddles
  • Dryland paddling and safety instruction
  • Small personalized group size
  • Hands-on interpretive tools


Enjoy Vacations Enjoy Vacations Certified Partner Tour Partner:

We at Enjoy Banff have tried and tested each and every one of the tours you will find on and have hand-selected an assortment of amazing partners that we feel offer the highest quality of products and the best value to our guests.

Banff Adventures/Banff Canoe Club

The Banff Canoe Club strives to provide Banff’s residents and visitors with the opportunity to connect with the sport of canoeing and the beautiful place we are fortunate to call home.

*All rates, availability and tours are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until fully confirmed.
Booking Partner: Banff Adventures

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