Bow River Nature Floats

Scenery, Wildlife, Good Times


Experience nature up close

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    Town Float: 1 hour
    Dead Man's Flats:
    1.5 hours

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Town Floats

A relaxing adventure

Relax and take in your surroundings from a different perspective. The Bow River provides breathtaking views of the Three Sisters among some of the tallest peaks in the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. You can also spot some Canadian wildlife along the way!

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Dead Man's Flats

Increased Evening Animal Activity

As we meander through the channels towards the hamlet of Dead Man's Flats, the secluded nature provides excellent opportunities to view beaver, elk, osprey, eagles and more! Your guide will share stories and tales of local history and geological events.


about the tours

Taking place daily at dusk, our Bow River Nature Float Tours are specially designed for taking in the spectacular scenery and for wildlife viewing. A relaxing and gentle float down the Bow river, this tour is perfect for the whole family, with little ones as young as four years old are welcome aboard! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Canadian wilderness around you 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, as well as eagles, and more wonderful native creatures.

A must-have experience for any trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, book your Bow River Nature Floats now! Book as a group and get a discounted rate. Great for tour companies and family outings. We have great options to make tours exclusive and work to your schedule!

jump into the adventure

Town Float Tour

Explore the town of Canmore on this 1 hour tour and get a unique chance to view the incredible wildlife from the water. See if you can spot a mother elk together with her calf drinking at the water’s edge, or an Osprey overhead on the hunt for its dinner.

Marvel in the beauty of the surrounding peaks of the Three Sisters, Miner’s Peak, and East End of Rundle. Then take a look behind you to the west and you’ll see the impressive Cascade Mountain!

Dead Man’s Flats Tour

Float through the serene channels from Canmore to Dead Man’s Flats on this 1.5 hour tour for an incredibly unique wildlife experience. Bask in the striking, alpine lighting and enjoy picture-perfect views of the Three Sisters and Pigeon Mountain.

As there is increased animal activity at this hour, you’re sure to spot beaver out and about and maybe even some bears and deer on the banks of this placid section of the Bow River.



Daily Rates

Town Float

Adult (16+): $40
Youth (4-15): $30
Senior (65+): $30

evening Float

Adult (16+): $64
Youth (4-15): $55
Senior (65+): $55


6:30pm Tour:

Available daily from May - September 2023


schedule & equipment

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Tour Schedule:
  • 6:30pm – Canmore Office – 909A Railway Ave., Canmore, AB T1W 1P3
  • Both Tours Depart From Our Canmore Office
  • Parking available on site
What We Supply
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • Knowledgeable river guides
  • Binoculars
  • Life jacket
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 the river
  • Professional (and entertaining) river guides
  • Life jacket, wetsuit, helmet, river shoes, splash jacket
  • String for retaining eyewear
  • Change rooms/restrooms (Stoney Nakoda Resort)
  • Secure storage unit for personal belongings
  • Hot or cold beverage (weather dependent)

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A fun & immersive experience

for  the  Whole  Family