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

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Kick start your day with a relaxing adventure
8:30am & 10:30am departures from Canmore allow for optimal viewing opportunities. This is a great chance to see wildlife and enjoy the morning views of the Rockies.
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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.

Our Bow River Nature Float Tour is specially designed for wildlife viewing; taking place daily at dawn and dusk. It’s perfect for everyone looking to relax and enjoy the scenery, 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.

Our 1 hour morning tour floats you through the town of Canmore.  You may spot a mother elk and her calf drinking at the water’s edge or grazing in the adjacent meadow.  Maybe see an Osprey overhead on the hunt for its breakfast.  See the early morning light wake the surrounding peaks of the Three Sisters, Miner’s Peak, and East End of Rundle.  Take a look behind you to the west and you’ll see Cascade Mountain in full light.

Our 1.5 hour 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.

The Bow River Nature Floats are a must-have experience for any trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Book as a group and save. Great for tour companies and family outings. We have great options to make tours exclusive and work to your schedule!

Pricing and Features (Morning Float):

Adult (16 yrs +) $40.00 (+GST)
Senior (65 yrs +) $30.00 (+GST)
Youth (4 to 15 yrs) $30.00 (+GST)
Great for nature tours, groups, tours and everyone to enjoy the mountains!

Pricing and Features (Evening Float):

Adult (16 yrs +) $55.00 (+GST)
Senior (65 yrs +) $45.00 (+GST)
Youth (4 to 15 yrs) $45.00 (+GST)
Great for nature tours, groups, tours and everyone to enjoy the mountains!
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Pickup schedule is based on the evening time slot.

All Morning Tours meet at Canmore Office
Departure Times:
  • 5:50pm – Caribou Lodge – 521 Banff Ave
  • 6:00pm –  Mount Royal Hotel –  138 Banff Ave
  • 6:10pm – Douglas Fir Resort – 525 Tunnel Mountain Road
  • 6:30pm – 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
  • Rain Jacket
What We Supply:
  • Transportation to and from Banff and Canmore
  • Knowledgeable river guides
  • Binoculars, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Life jacket