Canoeing in the Rocky Mountains

The dark blue waters of Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
The dark blue waters of Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
photo: Nigel Tobey

Canoeing is one of the best ways to enjoy a sunny day in the Canadian Rockies. There are many wonderful canoe opportunities on the many lakes of the rockies, or for the experienced canoeist, the Kicking Horse and Bow Rivers offer an exciting river paddling challenge.

Beautiful Lake Louise and Mount Victoria.
Beautiful Lake Louise and Mount Victoria.



For anyone who enjoys a nice peaceful float, canoeing on Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake, or Lake Louise should not be missed while staying in Field. These are no doubt three of the world's most beautiful lakes, and have inspired many a photographer, artist, and traveler who have visited. As you paddle your canoe across the calm waters, you will be amazed at the vivid colour of the water and the tall mountains that rise from the shoreline.

Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise each offer established canoe rental services throughout the summer season. Canoeing is an accessible and affordable way for anyone to enjoy a day outdoors in the Canadian Rockies.

The boat house on Emerald Lake. Just a ten minute drive from the town of Field.
The Emerald Lake boating dock. Just a ten minute drive from the town of Field.
photo:Emerald Sports and Gifts

Canoe Rentals

Canoes can be rented at these locations near Field:

Emerald Lake

Emerald Sports and Gifts
Canoe rentals.
250-343-6000

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Lodge
Canoe rentals
403-522-3733

Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Canoe rentals
403-522-3511