Rafting and Canoeing
Rocky Mountain Raft Tours (403/762-3632) offers one-hour (adult $42, child $21) float trips down the Bow River, beginning just below Bow Falls and ending along the golf course loop road. No rapids are involved, so you’ll stay dry.
On a quiet stretch of the Bow River, at the north end of Wolf Street, Blue Canoe (403/762-3632 or 403/760-5007, daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m. May–Sept.) rents canoes for use on the river from where it’s an easy paddle upstream to the Vermilion Lakes and Forty Mile Creek; $30 one hour, $45 two hours, or $60 for a full day of paddling.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition