Something for Everyone

Big mountain views, cool glacial waters, forests, valleys and wildlife: all from the perspective of the river. Great for all ages and perfect for first time rafters, Canmore Float Tours offers two family friendly river floats leaving right from downtown Canmore.  The 1hr "Townie" leaves five times daily at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm from the Canmore Boat Launch, which is only a few minute walk from the shops and restaurants downtown. The 2.5hr "Explorer" offers the same easy access, but we extend the tour into the Bow Valley Wildland Park leaving at 6:00pm from the Canmore Boat Launch.  All Tours offer transportation from the river back to downtown.  For an additional $5 per person we will do pickups from your location and back! Call for details.

Trip Details

Canmore Float Tour guides meet all guests at the river before each tour. The guides will hand out waivers, fit you in a PFD and give a brief river awareness talk before the rafts depart. In each raft we carry interpretive kits, first aid and dry bags, to carry any extra cloths or items guests need to bring. In case of rain or inclement weather we do have rain jackets for guests to wear. Be sure to bring along your camera and our guides would be happy to take some pictures for you. The best shots are from the river and the rafts anyway and are free of charge! During the trip our guides will share stories about the Bow Valley and its natural and historical histories. They will also be happy to answer any questions about the area that you may have. At the end of the tour we will bring you back to the start point and get you on your way for your next adventure. 

1 Hour Townie

Trip Type
1 hour scenic float on flat moving water

Trip Departures 
10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm 

Trip Length 
About 1 hour from guide introductions until back at the put-in

Trip Includes 
PFD, interpretive guide, shuttle back to the put-in

Trip Cost 
$40 Adult, $25 Children 10 and under (plus GST)

This gentle 1hr float starts downtown Canmore, only a few minutes away from the local pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries, and only a hop, skip and a jump from most hotels and bed and breakfasts.  "The Townie" is great for those with a time restriction, first time floaters, families with young children, and for those that are travelling on a budget.  Departing four times daily, this scenic float trip is designed to meet the needs of most travellers. 

The Explorer Tour

Trip Type:
Scenic River Float on flat moving water

Trip Departures:

Trip Length:
2 - 3 hours (depending on water levels) from guide introductions until back at the put-in

Trip Includes:
PFD, interpretive guide, shuttle back to the put-in

Trip Cost:
$60 Adult, $50 Children 10 and under (plus GST)

Beneath the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies front ranges, flows the glacial fed Bow River. Surrounded by forests of pine and spruce, and home to some of the most majestic and iconic animals in Canada, this scenic river float provides guests of all ages the opportunity of a lifetime. Departing within a few minute walk from downtown Canmore, this professionally guided interpretive tour is perfect for families, friends and folks of all ages. Simply show up at the river and slip into the raft for a relaxing float downstream, as guides share stories about the Bow Valley. The "Explorer" Tour is the perfect way to relax at the end of a long day, and enjoy the secrets of the Bow Valley.

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