Where to SUP in Canmore, Banff & the Bow Valley

The Bow Valley, including Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise, is home to some of the world's most beautiful rivers and lakes to SUP.  Turqouise waters surrounded by mountain vistas make us one of the worlds top SUP destinations.  Whether you are an avid paddler or just starting out, there is a loaction to paddle for all.  Always please feel free to text or call us at 403-707-7202 and we will be happy to provide you with info on the spots listed here and many more.  

TOP 5 Best SUP Spots 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!

Lake Morraine/Lake Louise

Setting: Lake

Location: Lake Louise

Difficulty: **

Put in: Parking lots for two of the worlds most beautiful lakes fills up quickly during the summer months.  To avoid crowds, get to the lakes early am or late afternoon.  Stunning lakes that are two of our favorite spots on earth! 

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.


Main Shop: Mount Norquay Heritage Train Station. 327 Railway Ave. Banff, AB. T1L1K3.

NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON.  7 days a week.  9:00am to 5pm


Coast Hotel in Canmore at 511 Bow Valley Trail for scheduled rentals and online SHOP pickups.  Look for our big SUP van in the parking lot!


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