Join us on the most incredible adventure you'll find in the Canadian Rockies

Join us on the most incredible adventure you'll find in the Canadian Rockies

Join us on the most incredible adventure you'll find in the Canadian Rockies

Half-day and Full-day Guided Adventures

Heart Creek Canyon

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If you are looking to try Canyoning for the first time then this is the trip for you! Heart Creek Canyon is our closest trip to Banff & Canmore. This canyon will ease you into rappelling and culminates with an exciting 60ft wet waterfall rappel and slide (optional: it is possible to hike around the lower falls).

More info at CWSX...

Ghost Canyon

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The Ghost is our premier canyon experience and one of the most secluded, wild and spectacular canyons you’ll experience anywhere! 
This all-day adventure has slides, rappels and phenomenal pool jumps and is adventurous for veteran canyoneers and great for thrill-seeking beginners.

More info at CWSX...

Castle Canyon

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If you are looking to take your canyoneering experience to the next level then this intermediate-advanced canyon is the trip for you. 

Castle Canyon is an adrenaline trip from start to finish with five challenging rappels, a 12ft jump and numerous pools to swim thru. 

More info at CWSX...

Winter Canyoning

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Hike, scramble and rappel through a world of ice on this one of a kind winter adventure. Your professional guide will assist, lead and lower you past frozen waterfalls and pools and down a slot canyon frozen mid-stream. 
Guide, ice cleats, technical rope equipment, hot chocolate & cookies are included.

More info at CWSX...

Half-day and Full-day Guided Adventures

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The Ghost is our premier canyon experience and one of the most secluded, wild and spectacular canyons you’ll experience anywhere! This all-day adventure has slides, rappels and phenomenal pool jumps and is adventurous for veteran canyoneers and great for thrill-seeking beginners.

More information...
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If you are looking to try Canyoning for the first time then this is the trip for you! Heart Creek Canyon is our closest trip to Banff & Canmore. This canyon will ease you into rappelling and culminates with an exciting 60ft wet waterfall rappel and slide (optional: it is possible to hike around the lower falls).

More information...
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If you are looking to take your canyoneering experience to the next level then this intermediate-advanced canyon is the trip for you. 

C astle Canyon is an adrenaline trip from start to finish with five challenging rappels, a 12ft jump and numerous pools to swim thru. 

More information...
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Hike, scramble and rappel through a world of ice on this one of a kind winter adventure. Your professional guide will assist, lead and lower you past frozen waterfalls and pools and down a slot canyon frozen mid-stream. 
Guide, ice cleats, technical rope equipment, hot chocolate & cookies are included.

More information...

COVID-19 Safety

The health and safety of our participants, and staff is our number one priority. In addition to our normal safety practices, you can expect the following added measures until further notice:

Social Distancing

Maximum group sizes of 8 people

Single group cohorts & family groups only

Staff and visitors are to stay home if feeling unwell

Masks are required while inside vehicles

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Safety Supplies and Sanitizing

Masks available for all guest

Hand sanitizer available during all programs

All equipment is regularly washed, wiped down and disinfected

COVID-19 Safety

The health and safety of our participants, and staff is our number one priority. In addition to our normal safety practices, you can expect the following added measures until further notice:

Social Distancing

  • Maximum group sizes of 8 people

  • Single group cohorts & family groups only

  • Staff and visitors are to stay home if feeling unwell

  • Masks are required while inside vehicles

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Safety Supplies and Sanitizing

  • Masks available for all guest

  • Hand sanitizer available during all programs

  • All equipment is regularly washed, wiped down and disinfected

Meet our Guides

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Marc Niehaus

Born and raised in the Canadian Rockies, Marc has 20 years of guiding experience under his belt. He is the director and founder of Bow Valley Canyon Tours, and over the years Marc has been a pioneering force behind the sport in the Bow Valley. Marc is certified as an ACA Professional Canyon Guide. he is also an ACMG top rope instructor, Professional IGA hiking guide, canoe instructor, & survival instructor.

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Rodrigo Roguery

Originally from Saskatchewan, Rodrigo followed his passion and calling to the mountains of the Bow Valley, which he now calls home. Rodrigo has a wealth of climbing and outdoor experience, as well as a business experience owning and running several companies from staging & lighting to pyrotechnics. Rodrigo is currently an aspirant ACA Professional Canyon Guide.

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Guide Certification

At Bow Valley Canyon Tours we certify all our guides through the American Canyoneering Association (ACA). The ACA is the primary organization for certifying professional canyon guides in North America. In addition, our guides posses a ton of additional skills, experience, and certifications, to ensure all participants have the most incredible experience possible.

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Meet our Guides

Marc Niehaus

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ACA Professional Canyon Guide Certification logo

Born and raised in the Canadian Rockies, Marc has 20 years of guiding experience under his belt. He is the director and founder of Bow Valley Canyon Tours, and over the years Marc has been a pioneering force behind the sport in the Bow Valley. Marc is certified as an ACA Professional Canyon Guide. he is also an ACMG top rope instructor, Professional IGA hiking guide, canoe instructor, & survival instructor.

Rodrigo Roguery

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Originally from Saskatchewan, Rodrigo followed his passion and calling to the mountains of the Bow Valley, which he now calls home. Rodrigo has a wealth of climbing and outdoor experience, as well as a business experience owning and running several companies from staging & lighting to pyrotechnics. Rodrigo is currently an aspirant ACA Professional Canyon Guide.

Guide Certification

At Bow Valley Canyon Tours we certify all of our guides through the American Canyoneering Association (ACA). The ACA is the primary organization for certifying professional canyon guides in North America. In addition, our guides posses a ton of additional skills, experience, and certifications, to ensure all participants have the most incredible experience possible.

Our Equipment and Gear

We only use the best equipment and canyon specific gear. The gear we provide on all of our canyon trips includes:

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  • High quality harness

  • Canyon specific rappel device

  • Waterproof bag for any valuables

  • 7mm wet suite (Farmer John bottom, thickest wetsuit available to ensure everyone stays warm and cozy)

  • 3-4mm wetsuit top

  • Helmet (UIAA - CE certified)

What you should bring

Prior to every trip we send out a PDF that outlines all the specific information you need, including specific details of what the day will look like. In general we recommend you bring the following:

  • Bathing suit and towel

  • Rain jacket or hardshell  (optional If available)

  • Study running shoes or light hikers that can get wet but keep your feet dry

  • Waterproof camera or GoPro-type camera

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  • Fleece or warm layer 
    (optional but good for people who get cold easy)

  • Day backpack to carry up gear

  • Extra cloths to change into after the trip 
    (Will remain in the vehicle)

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Food and Logistics

Snacks

We provide snacks, energy bars & water on all our tours.

Hotel or Campground Pick Up & Drop Off

We will always gladly pick you up and drop you off again from your hotel or campground in either Banff or Canmore. Pick up time & locations can be made online thru our booking platform, or over the phone. For groups of 4 or more pick up can even be arranged from Calgary. You can also meet us at our staging area directly if you would prefer to drive yourself.

Experiencing the Canadian Wilderness

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Our Signature Hand Picked Canyon Locations

We ensure the best experience available, We use a handful of handpicked canyon locations in and around the Bow Valley (Banff/Canmore/Lake Louise) and surrounding area.

Our signature location though, is the stunning and remote Ghost Wilderness area just north of Banff national Park. This visually stunning area requires 4x4 vehicle access (we provide the shuttle). Alone getting out to the Ghost is a once in lifetime experience.

About Bow Valley Canyon Tours

Bow Valley Canyon Tours was born out of a passion for the outdoors and a desire to share unparalleled, once in a lifetime canyoning experiences. 

Established in 2016, Bow Valley Canyon Tours was the first professional guiding company in the central rockies to offer canyoning trips. We were the first and we are still the best. Pioneering most of the canyons in the Central Rockies, we have hand picked some of the best canyoning experiences anywhere.

Bow Valley Canyon Tours is a division of Canadian Wilderness School and Expeditions Ltd.

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We are happy to discuss trip dates, gear, locations, logistics and more...

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