Bow Valley Canyon Tours


Bow Valley Canyon Tours


Explore Banff's Hidden Gems:

Unforgettable Canyoning Adventures Await!

Discover the untamed beauty of Banff with Bow Valley Canyon Tours, your premier destination for exhilarating canyoning experiences. What sets us apart? As the pioneers of canyoning in the region, all our guides are certified by the American Canyoning Association, ensuring the highest standards of safety and expertise. At Bow Valley Canyon Tours, we prioritize eco-friendly practices, embodying the spirit of leave-no-trace adventure. Whether you’re an avid adventurer, a nature enthusiast, or a family looking for a unique outing, our accessible tours promise unforgettable moments amidst Banff’s stunning landscapes. Book your adventure today and immerse yourself in the wonders off the beaten trail in Banff National Park!

Experience the Canadian Wilderness

the Canadian Wilderness

Book Today and Embark
on The Ultimate Adventure

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable adventure with Bow Valley Canyon Tours. With limited availability and high demand for our exclusive canyoning experiences, securing your spot today ensures you won’t miss the chance to explore Banff’s rugged wilderness in the most exhilarating way possible. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime while immersing yourself in the thrill of discovery and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Experience the thrill of Banff's canyons, accessible and safe for all able-bodied adventurers.

Safety is paramount on our tours; our expert guides ensure the best experience possible.

Delve into Banff's canyons for heart-pounding rappels and exhilarating jumps, embracing the rush of discovery and adrenaline.

Explore exclusive wilderness in Banff's breathtaking canyons, offering unparalleled off-the-beaten-path experiences.

Embracing Adventure Seekers of All Backgrounds

Our canyon tours welcome adventure seekers of all ages and abilities, from thrill-seeking veterans to families seeking a new kind of excitement. With accessible routes and expert guidance, our canyoning experiences cater to those with a spirit of adventure and a desire to explore Banff’s breathtaking landscapes off the beaten path.

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Jenny B
Jenny B
We were a group of six, ages 12 to 46, and we did the Heart Creek Canyon canyoning experience. We were all a little nervous of exactly what it would be like, but it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we had a great time. Although our excursion was in mid-July, the water was incredibly cold. This is the reason that the company provides thick wetsuits, and they were perfect. Keep in mind that in order to canyon DOWN the waterfalls, you must walk UP the mountains needed to get to the top. We were able to do that, but it was intense (especially with the backpack of gear on your back). This is not for individuals who are not physically fit. Our guide gave expert instructions. There is a technique for everything… how to put on your wetsuit, how to repel safely, how to disconnect from ropes, and how to walk on rocks without falling… all of the instructions were clear and reasonable. In addition to instruction, each person is eased into how the experience works so that you’re completely comfortable. We had a fantastic time and would do it again in a heartbeat. Do not miss out on this adventure tour group. They’re the BEST!
Gladdylyn Ranola
Gladdylyn Ranola
I cannot recommend this company enough! The owner, Marc, is super nice and when I had to reschedule due to an unexpected injury, he was more than understanding and helpful with rearranging dates for me! Our guide today, Kris (Chris?), is engaging, approachable and very calm. I met him only today and I had no hesitation trusting him. I felt confident and safe throughout the whole tour. The actual canyon was challenging due to the slippery rocks so if you have knee issues, do at your own risk. And another commendable thing with Kris is that I mentioned to him that I am recovering from a torn ACL and he accommodated it with a few breaks up the hill and with tips when jumping in shallow pools. A few tips on what to bring — light snacks, like a protein bar or a sandwich, a bottle of water for each person would do. There’s not much time to eat honestly. It wasn’t rushed, but it wasn’t slow either. It’s one pool and rappel after the other once you start going down the canyon. It takes about an hour to get to the parking area and another 20 minute walk to the bottom of the canyon. From there, you scramble up the hill - can’t tell you how high - but about 30 minute and it’s quite steep so you’re going to want to wear shoes with a good grip. Oh and it doesn’t matter what you do, your feet are going to be wet the whole time as you cross a creek three times on the way to the bottom of the canyon. The wet suits did their job though and it was such A gorgeous day that jumping in those pools were quite refreshing. The final rappel was the greater challenge for me because of my ACL… I was afraid I’d slip if I put too much pressure on it so I had a hard time going down. But with a couple of encouraging tips from Kris, I was able to make my way down with no more hiccups. Slow but it was safe. I never felt like I was I danger of falling as Kris was controlling a back up rope. It was our first time canyoning and it was an amazing experience! My partner and I are definitely going to do the advanced canyon sometime next year (once I’m fully recovered of course!) Definitey worth every penny spent. Can’t beat memories like today! Thanks, Kris and BVC tours!
Tara Armstrong
Tara Armstrong
Did the 4 hour canyoning and loved it! Great adventure and guide was super friendly and made us all feel safe. A unique experience in the bow valley. Would return for a longer excursion
Caroline Niehus
Caroline Niehus
This tour was just incredibly beautiful and SO much fun!!! I did the Ghost Canyon full day and couldn't have wished for a better experience! Kris is an awesome guide who I trusted 100 percent. He gave the right amount of instructions and encouragement and was super nice to talk to. The drive to the Canyon itself is almost worth the money, the gravel road is a lot of fun and the views are amazing. Highly recommend this place to everyone who enjoys active outdoor activities with a bit of a challenge. Bring hiking shoes rather than running shoes, far better choice even though they will take a while to dry afterwards :-)
Stacy Jensen
Stacy Jensen
We had an amazing time on our canyoning adventure! Pablo was awesome, competent and certainly encouraged us in just the right way! It was a perfect addition to our Banaff holiday !
Heather and Eric Manchester
Heather and Eric Manchester
The Heart Creek beginning course was the highlight of our trip to Banff. Pablo, our guide, was great at teaching us, keeping us safe, and encouraging us. By the time we got to the 75-meter wall, we were ready and it was a thrill! Wear shoes that can get soaked and keep a dry pair in your car to change into at the end. My husband and I didn't bring our iPhones and we both enjoyed focusing on nature (and survival) instead of getting the best selfie.
It was simply awesome!! Guide Alex was great !!
Lance Cumberland
Lance Cumberland
First things first, we had a great time and wholeheartedly recommend this canyon tour. I am always dubious of service providers in general (do most of my own repairs) and tour operators in particular. I frequently just feel cheated. This canyoning trip was my daughters' idea. They found it online. I was uncertain, but after dragging the family on several long hikes, I felt I should let them decide. I should take them to the track, because my daughters pick winners. We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST! Our guide/instructor, Mark, was the best. He was a patient and thorough teacher. He helped everyone there (our group and another couple) according to their abilities. Then, he gave us the opportunity to push our limits. While we had no problem with the hike, he told us it was "easy", I could see people having trouble. There is a lot of uphill, as you might expect. The water is cold, but we are cold plunge fans, and found it very refreshing - like drinking three cups of coffee! Again, I cannot stress how great Mark was. This will be something that we talk about for years. My daughters are looking into buying equipment!
Isabel Kovac
Isabel Kovac
Absolutely awesome day out in Ghost Canyon! Perfect day of adventure with Marc, had so much fun from start to finish - couldn’t recommend it more! So nice to escape the crowds too.
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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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We only use the highest quality equipment and canyon specific gear. The gear we provide on all of our canyon trips includes:

  • 5mm wet suite (Farmer John bottom, thickest wetsuit available to ensure everyone stays warm)
  • 5mm wetsuit top
  • Petzl helmet (UIAA – CE certified)
  • Petzl high quality harness
  • Petzl canyon specific rappel device.
  • Neoprene booties (similar to socks that go into your shoes to keep your feet warm)
  • Waterproof bag for any valuables
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • A pair of sturdy runners or light hikers which can get wet when descending the canyon. (no sandals or open toed shoes, no tennis shoes)
  • Rain jacket or hardshell (optional If available)
  • Extra cloths to change into after the trip (Will remain in the vehicle)
  • Waterproof Camera or Gopro

Our canyoning trips offer a thrilling adventure with a combination of rappelling, sliding, and pool jumps. The tours are designed to cater to both beginners and experienced canyoneers, providing a mix of excitement and stunning natural scenery.

Depending on the trip you booked, your meeting time may be 8:00am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, or 12:00pm at the Heart Creek Trail Parking lot. We recommend to arrive about 5 min early. 

Hotel or camp ground pick up and drop off availability for the 2024 summer season will be very limited and subject to availabilty. Please contact us directly for more information. 

PH: (403) 679-2309


The straightforward rappels make it accessible for those new to canyoning, while the phenomenal jumps, slides, and surroundings. 

Bow Valley Canyon Tours

Why You
Should Tour With Us

Experienced Guides

Our canyon guiding team comprises seasoned guides certified by the ACA, ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout your adventure. With years of expertise navigating the rugged terrain of Banff, the Bow Valley, and beyond, our guides offer invaluable knowledge and support every step of the way.

Top Rated Tours

Experience the thrill of canyoning like never before with our top-rated tours, including the iconic Ghost Canyon Tour and the exhilarating Heart Creek Canyon Tour. From adrenaline-pumping rappels to breathtaking pool jumps, our carefully crafted itineraries promise unforgettable moments amidst Banff’s most spectacular wild landscapes.

World-Class Service

At Bow Valley Canyon Tours, we’re committed to providing world-class service from the moment you book your adventure to the final farewell. From personalized attention to seamless logistics, we strive to exceed your expectations and create memories that last a lifetime. Join us for an unparalleled canyoning adventure where every detail is meticulously crafted for your enjoyment.

Why Choose Bow Valley Canyon Tours

Unforgettable Canyoning Adventures Await!

We gratefully acknowledge that we travel, work, explore, and play in the Treaty 7 Territory region of Southern Alberta. Treaty 7 encompasses the traditional lands of the Îyârhe Nakoda Nations of Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani Nations of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) Confederacy, and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We promise to honour and celebrate the land, history, and habitants of this sacred space, for we are guests in their home.