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Address: Sundance Mall | 215 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 760-7629
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Description: Blue Canoe is a must visit for locals and visitors alike, we offer Canoe...
Blue Canoe is a must visit for locals and visitors alike, we offer Canoe, Kayak, Cruiser Bike rentals and guided Voyager Canoe tours everyday of summer. A 5 min walk form Banff Ave, come down to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Bow River. Ice cream and refreshments available - the experience on the water? Just read our reviews.
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I'm usually not very good with boats, often avoiding them at all costs, but as we were only in Banff for a few days I thought I should face my fears and rent a canoe! Me and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I'm usually not very good with boats, often avoiding them at all costs, but as we were only in Banff for a few days I thought I should face my fears and rent a canoe! Me and my boyfriend had a great time, it was a different perspective seeing the mountains from water rather than walking or by car and... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The canoe rental was good in theory but the service was abysmal. The young teenage ish guys working there barely spoke two words to us, getting us in and out as fast as possible, They didn't even bother to tell us that if you paddle downstream there is a waterfall you will get sucked into. My boyfriend and I couldn't... More 

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Banff, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had the great opportunity to go canoeing with my friend Jaqui. We used our free canoe session and still have 1 more to use. The staff were awesome, so kind, friendly and helpful. It was such a lovely day on the Bow River in Banff, birds were out, Mountains looked exquisite and there were many more people like us... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took this trip over the weekend and did the voyager canoe with a guide. The views are breath taking, the water blue and the sun was out! We had 5 kids with us age 6 to 14. Most of us had experience paddling but even the newbies managed fine. The current was reasonable for all. Our guide was Australian... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Deciding to play tourist in our own backyard, we booked a WagJag 'deal' and snagged this tour for $20/pp instead of the usuall $40/pp. We had a guide (dressed up in 'historical' attire) who gave us some history about the area and voyageur canoeing (always fun to learn about Canadian history from an Aussie guide!). We practiced paddling on dry... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We rented a kayak for two hours and while the guy(Chris I think) was helpful, the experience was very lackluster. There is no really incredible view, and once you get to the lake the sound of any animals and quiet are drowned out by the highway that is leering above you. You should spend the 50/60$ on one hour at... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

HIred two canoes for the four of us and although it's not cheap it was great to see the scenery from a different vantage point. One canoe spotted a beaver! Good location so even if you don't have a car with you you can walk down to the river in Banff very easily.

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Thurso
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The rental office is very conveniently located on the waterside at the edge of downtown. You had a choice of hiring your own canoe or going out with guides on a large group canoe (which looked great but we opted for our own). the staff were friendly but there was little assistance with getting the lifejackets sorted, but that was... More 

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great company, easy process, fantastic experience! Sitting in the bow of a canoe is a unique and wonderful way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Banff and the surrounding mountains. The staff were friendly and we got a locals discount (for the Bow Valley) which was very much appreciated. Would highly recommend, and will return soon!

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Me and 3 other friends had never been canoeing before and this was a great way to introduce ourselves to it! Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. After paying and handing over a piece of I.D as a form of insurance we were on our way. They only gave us the basic info on how to maneuver which was great... More 

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