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Lazy Day Raft Rentals

We provide customers with the opportunity to experience Calgary’s local rivers at an affordable price. We are conveniently located at The Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive and have plenty of weekend parking. July and August rafting is popular on the Bow and Elbow. The Elbow river is quite tranquil and is popular for tubing because in most places you can literally walk across the River. The Bow River is much wider, colder and has a strong current, so rafts should be used in preference to inner tubes.

Elbow River – Nice and Slow

elbow river rafting

For families with smaller children, the Elbow is the way to go. There are many spots where you can stand up and wade alongside the raft (and in some spots, later in the summer you may have to portage because it’s too shallow). It’s also a shorter adventure for those short attention spans!

Bow River – Larger, colder!

calgary bow river rafting

The Bow River is still a leisurely float, but you should be aware of certain bridges and obstacles. Read more in our How to section. Entrance points at Baker Park, Shouldice and Edworthy Parks. The most popular exit point is right at Lazy Day Raft shop- conveniently located on the river. Other exits on the Bow include the area just west of Crowchild Trail, Edworthy Park, Prince’s Island Park/Lazy Day and the Zoo.


You need a boat that is large and sturdy enough to accommodate your group. At Lazy Day Raft Rentals we have rafts to accommodate 4 to 10 people.


All persons in a raft must be wearing a PFD (personal Floatation Device) at all times. Bylaw officers will ticket you for failing to comply. We also rent Life Jackets


You need to leave one vehicle at your exit point and drive the other to your entrance point or ask about our shuttle service.