Calm Water Tours

Looking to get out on the water this summer?

Choose from an interpretive cruise on Banff’s largest lake, a guided SUP (stand up paddleboarding) tour on spectacular Two Jack Lake, or a scenic float tour on the Bow River in nearby Canmore.

Canmore Activities
Family Fun

Float Trips

A gentle one hour float trip through stunning glacial blue waters, towering mountain peaks and diverse wildlife along the Bow River in Canmore. Located on the outskirts of Banff National Park in Canmore, your guide will gently float you through this inspiring landscape. Sit back, relax and soak it all in, as the stories and local history of the Canadian Rockies captivates your imagination. With no experience required, this family friendly tour is perfect for all ages, abilities and adventure levels as your experienced guide takes care of everything for you. This guided float tour highlights the very best of the Canadian Rockies - a truly signature experience of your stay here.
per person
Jun-Sep
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
1 Hour
Lake Minnewanka Lake Cruise Boat Tour

Lake Minnewanka Cruise

See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective on a 1 hour interpretive boat cruise of the largest lake in Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls. Interpretive guides will teach you about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit the Canadian Rockies. The highlight of the tour is the Devil's Gap; a glacial path carved through Lake Minnewanka from the foothills of the Rockies. The Lake Minnewanka Valley offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies.
per person
May-Oct
Throughout the day
1 Hour
Take a fun SUP group tour in Banff
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Tours

A one hour morning or sunset stand up paddleboarding tour is the perfect way to explore spectacular Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park. Take a morning or sunset stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour at Two Jack Lake, located just 15 minutes from downtown Banff. After a safety and paddle technique briefing, we will tour the lake and improve our technique. The group will explore neighbouring Lake Minnewanka, go to a secret fish spot and potentially spot some wildlife. All equipment is provided so all you need to do is show up.  Stand Up Paddleboarding is a relatively easy sport that can be enjoyed by all age groups. No experience is required and all equipment is provided so all you need to do is show up! Morning tours run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and the evening tours run on Fridays.
per person
May-Sep
10:00am, 7:30pm
1 Hour