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Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

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Banff, Canada
Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Paddle along the Bow River in a 12-seater canoe as the sun sets in Banff’s backyard during this guided canoe tour. Dip your oars into the water as team and take in the wildlife and mountain scenery as your guide tells you about the animals and land. Be on the lookout for elk, bald eagles, beaver, and muskrats as the current carries you along.
  • Experience canoeing in a 12-person vessel with a guide to steer
  • Instruction, life vest, guide, included
  • Family-friendly wildlife tour with interpretation
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Corner of Bow Ave and, Wolf St, Banff, AB T1L 1A8, Canada

Located on the corner of Bow Ave and Wolf Street, Banff

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hydra River Guides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Sad Experience
, Jul 2021
Well my family was very excited for this trip but unfortunately it turned out to be sad one, we were a family of 6 with youngest one 3, he was all excited the whole day that when we will go canoeing... also it said on the website “to avoid the crowd this is one of the thing we can do”, but we had no idea there will be other people as well, my little one was willing to paddle but was told by our tour guide that he won’t be able to reach water and said there will be some other fun stuff which never happened! My little one kept snatching a paddle from my younger daughter which made me end up solving this issue where I would share mine on and off and then my little one started crying which made the moment more helpless and having other strangers sitting in the same canoe made us feel so awkward esp because the couple sitting in front of us kept saying stuff and was mean and unkind to us. I was feeling so helpless as to what to do with my little one. Then the tour guide suggested that he would prefer to drop us off and then continue with this ride. We had no problem of getting off but then one kind lady just suggested that we should just keep paddling and I just kept on calming my 3 year old, we were not feeling comfortable at all esp when you have no choice and are stuck in the middle of the river. After all the tour guide Mark was trying to be loud and kept talking about everything. It’s not easy for little ones esp after being trapped in COVID pandemic and now trying to explore. We tried our best to go outing for a family trip, we travel to Banff often for other things to do but this one just made our trip and day sad. Also we thought there will be some photo opportunity but nothing happened.... it was just not a fun one for us... 😞☹️🥲...
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