A nice float trip with some small white water in areas if one chooses to follow that particular route.
This is also a perfect area for taking along a super light packraft from
Alpacka Raft. This way you can follow the river and take out along the way for some scenic hikes, or easily walk around any obstacles, and then get back in the river to continue to Canmore or beyond.
Packrafts get you to some wild places, where lakes and rivers are no
longer an obstacle to the backpacker!
Follow Banff Avenue almost all the way to the Banff Springs Hotel. Turn left at road for Bow Falls and follow to parking lot. Launch kayak or canoe just below the Bow Falls and follow Bow river to Canmore. You can either exit river at waypoint 17 or exit on shore just 50 ft south of Rundle Drive bridge.
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Posted By: Gumbo2go
- Sun Jun 17 09:46:28 EDT 2012
Thanks for posting your info on the internet.
I have a question about floating the Bow from Banff to Canmore and beyond. Is there any restriction for private boaters or rafters for floating the Bow? Seems like all I see on the net are commercial vendors promoting their services!
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