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The idea of a leisurely float or paddle on the Bow River on a summer day sounds idyllic, until you realize what's involved. Finding a raft, buying life jackets, securing the vessel safely to your vehicle, inflating the raft, arranging drop-off & pick-ups, and then returning everything.

The Paddle Station makes the urban river adventure hassle-free! What makes us your best rafting/kayaking choice, is that we are located right on the banks of the Bow River. 

Stations are located at Shouldice Park and St. Patrick's Island, for a 2-hour float. We have 4-6 or 8-10 person rafts, and single/double kayaks. Booking is simple by phone, online, or just show up, and your inflated rafts or kayak will be waiting for you. Our shuttle bus can take you back ($5).

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  • Family friendly
  • French
  • Group booking
  • Group rates


  • May 12 to Sept. 17: daily. Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. See website.

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