Float Trips
Float Trips

Banff Float Trips

Rocky Mountain Raft Tours offers scenic guided float trips on the Bow River within Banff National Park. Families, seniors and children are all welcome to join (10 kilos to 150 kilos). Our large 25 passenger rafts are customized with elevated wood floorboards, so your shoes even stay dry! This is not a whitewater trip. No big splashes or waves crash into the boat and there are no rapids on this trip. There is a very slight possibility that a rogue splash could throw a small amount of water up the side of the raft tubes. Our guests often bring cameras and mobiles to capture the dramatic scenery as they float by. Please dress for the weather of the day and we recommend warm casual clothing as appropriate for our tours. We will issue life jackets for each passenger to wear. Our shuttle bus will bring you back to the starting point. Our team work exceptionally hard to create a high quality experience and when warranted, gratuities are graciously accepted. A professional photographer on site will capture your majestic mountain adventure.

The Tour

Float Trips
Join us for an extraordinary wilderness sightseeing experience on the famous Bow River only 5 minutes from downtown Banff! We launch at the base of Bow Falls near the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. During our river journey, we travel approximately 7 km down the Bow River past Bow Falls encountering excellent views of Sleeping Buffalo, Cascade and Tunnel Mountains. The natural scenery is fantastic with water birds and wild flowers being abundant on the banks of the river. We occasionally spot wildlife too! We float past the Hoodoos and land the rafts at the towering north face of Mount Rundle. Our shuttle bus will return you to your starting point on a scenic ten-minute mountain meadow drive. You will see and experience the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and this gentle float tour is the perfect way to intimately encounter this natural mountain beauty!



Adult/senior - $75
Child 2-15 years old - $35 (minimum age is 2 years old)

Daily Departures (May to September)

10:20 a.m.
11:20 a.m.
1:20 p.m.
3.20 p.m.
5.20 p.m.


We have a 40 car lot at the launch site.
Golf Course Road

Book online and purchase your tickets at our reception kiosk located at the Bow Falls launch site.

Driving directions

From Banff Avenue, travel south in the left-hand lane, crossing the Bow River Bridge. Turn left on Spray Avenue and stay in the left-hand lane. In approximately 1 kilometer, turn left at the traffic lights on to Bow Falls Avenue. Go down the hill. At the bottom, go past the busy parking lots for the Bow Falls viewpoint and keep going straight until you cross the Spray River Bridge. The launch site and our parking lot is the first left after the bridge.

Roam Transit Local Route 4

Ride the Roam Transit Local Route 4, stopping at Bow Falls with service June to September. Contact roamtransit.com for information. Hint: We recommend a day pass.


From the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge downtown, cross the bridge and turn left. We are 2 kilometers or approximately 40 minutes from here. Hike in the same direction that the river is flowing. This leisure riverside trail a has a few stairs up and down and magnificent views of Bow Falls. When you reach the Bow Falls parking lot, continue 200 meters parallel to the road until you cross the Spray River Bridge.

Rocky Mountain Raft Tours

(403) 762-3632
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Golf Course Road