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: ** – wind in afternoons, can gust and create waves conditions

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!

Lower Kananaskis River - K Country

Setting: River

Location: Canoe Meadows K-Country

Difficulty: *****

Put in: Park at Canoe Meadows. This is where all the kayakers, SUPers and river surfers practice their skills. Standing waves and a great place to practice river SUPing. And this is the place to do it.

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

Vermillion Lakes – Banff

Setting: Pond/Lake

Location: Banff

Difficulty: *

Put in: Great access right off the road with a wooden dock. Go explore the lakes. Sometimes you can see beavers, fish, ducks, and deer off the side of the lakes. Gorgeous view of the backside of Rundle Mountain as well.


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621 Main Street in Canmore
(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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