Where to SUP in Canmore, Banff & the Bow Valley

TOP 5 Best SUP Spots for 2018 in the Bow Valley:

The Canmore Reservoir - Canmore

Setting: Lake, Ha-Ling Peak towers over the lake

Location: Across from the Canmore Nordic Center

Difficulty: * –  beautiful water color and easy access makes this the best place to SUP in Canmore

Put in: There is a very accessible place to launch your board. Park at the parking lot directly across from the Nordic Center. This put in allows for an ideal spot to park, launch and relax.

Two Jack Lake – Banff

Setting: Lake

Location: Road on the Minnewanka Loop

Difficulty: * – calm, warmer waters

Put in: There is a very accessible place to launch your board. There is a drive up put in where you can unload all equipment and launch your board into the shallow waters. Picnic tables on a peninsula make this an ideal spot to SUP and have a lunch date!

Goat Pond 

Setting: Pond/Lake

Location: K-Country, 20 minutes from Canmore

Difficulty: **

Put in: Drive up the Kananaskis road from Canmore about 20 minutes and you reach Goat Pond on your right.  This is a shallow lake with easy access.  Check out the chopped off trees a couple of feet below the waters surface!

Bow River - Banff to Canmore

Setting: River

Location: Banff/Canmore

Difficulty: *****

Put in: Check the Parks Canada website for details on this trip and more along the Bow River: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/activ/canotage-canoeing/bow.aspx#sec2

Johnson Lake – Banff

Setting: Pond/Lake

Location: Banff

Difficulty: *

Put in: This is where locals come to swim, play in the sand and soak up the sun  Easy access to the lake with a put in right beside the parking lot.  Picturesque scenery and clear waters make this a go to spot in the Bow Valley.

 

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(Beside the Old Ice Cream School Bus) Our shop will open May 19, 2017 for the summer season. We are available for rentals, lessons and board sales leading up to our physical open date.

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