“One of the greatest nature tours in the Canadian Rockies!”

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Be first on the water
7:50am departures from Canmore allow for optimal viewing opportunities. This is a great chance to see wildlife as you are the first boat on the water for that day!
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Increased evening animal activity
6:40pm - The Bow River offers excellent opportunities to view beaver, elk, osprey, eagles and more! Enjoy close up views of the Three Sisters Mountain and some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front Range.

Want to see some wildlife? Our Bow River Nature Float Tour is specially designed for wildlife viewing; taking place daily at dawn and dusk. It’s perfect for families too, with little ones as young as four years old welcome aboard! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a gentle float tour down the magnificent Bow River while our knowledgeable river guides interpret the local flora and fauna and share stories of this wild landscape and its local history.

Located just east of Banff National Park, the Bow River offers excellent opportunities to view beaver, elk, osprey, eagles and more. On our morning tour, you may spot a mother elk and her calf drinking at the water’s edge while evening tours offer striking, alpine lighting and increased beaver activity. As you float through the quiet channels from Canmore to Dead Man’s Flats you will also experience picture-perfect views of the Three Sisters and Pigeon Mountain. This is a must-have experience if you want to get up close with the Canadian Rockies!

This float tour is 2 hours start to finish, approx. 1.5 hours on the river. Free transportation is provided from Banff and Canmore. Book as a group and save 15% or more!

*Our tours are now finished for the 2018 rafting season. See you next summer!

Pricing and Features:

Adult (16 yrs +) $60.00 (+GST)
Senior (65 yrs +) $55.00 (+GST)
Youth (9 to 15 yrs) $49.00 (+GST)
Child (4 to 8 yrs) $49.00 (+GST)

Pickup schedule is based on the evening time slot.

Morning pickups available upon request
Departing Times:
  •  6:00pm – Caribou Lodge – 521 Banff Ave.
  •  6:05pm – Ptarmigan Inn – 337 Banff Ave.
  •  6:10pm – Douglas Fir – 525 Tunnel Mtn. Rd.
  •  6:20pm – Rocky Mtn Resort – 1029 Banff Ave.
  •  6:40pm – Canmore Office – 909 Railway Ave.
What To Bring:
  • Camera
  • Warm sweater/long pants (colder days)
  • Sunscreen/ bugspray
  • Comfortable footwear (closed or open-toe)
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome
What We Supply:
  • Free transportation from Banff and Canmore
  • Knowledgeable river guides
  • Binoculars, blankets, wildlife guidebooks
  • Life jacket
  • Hot or cold beverage
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