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Our Story

Canmore Raft Tours was an idea that has grown and evolved over the past 5 years or so. We began to watch the growth in the tourism industry in Canmore and with that the growing need for family based adventures for a large variety of ages and abilities. We chatted with people and businesses around Canmore to see what others thought about the idea of a family friendly option to the more extreme adventures in and around town.


Once we had a good idea of what we wanted to do, we started to take friends and family out on the river to get a feel for what our program would look like. After what seems like hundreds of trips we were finally ready to wade into the tourism market in 2016 and offer what we, and a few thousand others, think is the perfect family adventure in the Canadian Rockies.  

Although we offer our tours at a significantly lower price then others operating in this industry, we feel we provide a truly local feel and quality product that you and your family and friends will remember for the rest of your lives. 

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Excellence and Professionalism 

Canmore Raft Tours is locally owned and operated. We only hire the most qualified, local guides, most of who have been working together for a decade or more. They are crazy, interesting people who have a passion for rivers, guiding and of course entertaining. We take risk management and safety very seriously. Our guides are accomplished in outdoor skills, trained in Wilderness First Aid, CPR and river rescue, and are knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the Rockies. All trips carry full first aid/rescue kits and communication. 

Personalized Approach

Canmore Raft Tours is focused on providing Scenic River Floats that allow our guests to have a relaxing, enjoyable adventure while also experiencing the unmatched beauty offered by the Canadian Rockies. We take care of the details so that guests can soak up the full rafting experience, breathtaking views and unique wildlife along the way. We hope that for many of our guests, rafting with Canmore Raft Tours will become an annual tradition.

photo by: Canadian rivers wild

photo by: Canadian rivers wild


Our passion for adventure and love of rivers drives us to make all of our tours comfortable, fun and accessible to as many people as possible. We are committed to providing guests with the highest-quality gear, the most experienced guides, the healthiest of experiences and the best value for our customers. Our tours can be booked online, by calling our office or come visit us downtown.

Why Shop Locally?

1.  Local Character and Prosperity

In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

2.  Community Well-Being

Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

3. Local Decision-Making

Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4.  Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy

Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

5.  Job and Wages

Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6.  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship fuels Canada’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7.  Public Benefits and Costs

Local stores in town centres require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8.  Environmental Sustainability

Local businesses help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9.  Competition

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10.  Product Diversity

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Photo By: Canadian Rivers Wild