Water activity

Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

4.4 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Banff Adventures

Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour

Activity provider: Banff Adventures

From US$ 45.49 per person

Paddle along the majestic Bow River in Banff National Park during this evening, wildlife-watching big canoe tour. Dip your oars into the water as a team and take in the wildlife and mountain scenery as your guide tells you about the animals and land.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Paddle up the beautiful Bow River in a big canoe
  • Enjoy a family-friendly wildlife tour with interpretation and guidance
  • Take in stunning views of Banff National Park from your canoe
  • Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife, such as bald eagles, elks, and deer
Full description
Discover life on the Bow River in a 12-seat Canoe. Start the tour in the evening and learn fun facts about animal habitats, behaviors, and conservation in the region. 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 like bald eagles, elk, muskrats, and maybe even “Barry” the resident beaver. Let our informative guides share the best practices for wildlife encounters and discover the challenges they face with increasing human interaction.
  • All equipment such as life jackets and paddles
  • Professional guides
  • All taxes and fees
  • Lemonade
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the Banff Canoe Club, located on the corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A5, Canada

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for adults and kids. No experience required.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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The trip was amazing! Had a lot of fun with our guide Tristan who has a big knowledge. Was pretty interesting listening to him. Got to know Canada’s wildlife and the mountains better than ever before! Amazing experience who everyone should have done when being in Banff. And ask them about „the boss“, the story is pretty impressive!

August 24, 2022


September 9, 2022

Really fun and informative. We saw some beavers and osprey and a bald eagle. Mountains were pretty and the river was very pretty.

August 29, 2022

Product ID: 290110