2024 bookings now OPEN, limited dates and float times available

Join Calgary and Edmonton's official River Guides for a river adventure right in your backyard.

Founded in 1995, the Riverwatch Institute is Western Canada’s largest non-profit river rafting organization. For 29 years, we’ve offered unparalleled water education and positive-impact river experiences that passionately engage students and the public in experiencing, monitoring, and protecting our watersheds.

 

Free T-shirts on Opening Weekend!

Book a seat for your family or group on Saturday, June 15th, or Sunday, June 16th, and receive a FREE Riverwatch T-shirt when you show up for your float! Book now, seating is already limited! Valid only for June 15th and 16th floats while supplies last.

Trip Details for Edmonton & Calgary

  • Calgary Route – Bow River (through South Calgary)
  • Edmonton Route – North Saskatchewan River (west-end through downtown)
  • Both cities feature a 3-4 hour scenic nature float on flat moving water
  • Morning Explorer floats launch at 10:30 am
  • Evening Sunset floats launch at 5:00 pm
  • All trips include PFD and shuttle to the put-in location
  • Our float season is June 15 – August 31 (approx.)
  • Incredible value at only $49 (plus GST)
  • Feast & Float Culinary Floats are only $99 (including meal, plus GST)
  • Book now! Last year, all our initial weekend, sunset, and Feast & Float dates sold out within hours of going on sale. 

 

Click below to learn more about each float, as well as available dates and pricing!

Edmonton – Morning/Sunset EcoFloatsEdmonton – Feast & Floats

Calgary – Morning/Sunset EcoFloatsCalgary – Feast & Floats

Perfect for celebrating special occasions such as date nights, birthdays, anniversaries, team-building events, and group outings, our EcoFloats provide a unique and memorable experience for families (ages six and up). Led by our experienced and certified RiverWatch Interpretive River Guides, each float offers an immersive adventure through stunning natural settings, ensuring an unforgettable journey for everyone. Questions? Click here for our FAQ/Rafter Knowledge Page for info.

Highlights – Edmonton EcoFloat/Feast & Float Experiences

A beautiful way to experience Edmonton! Join us for a Morning Explorer or Sunset Float! Your guided experience starts in the west end (Laurier Park) and floats 13km past parks, landmarks, and under 9 bridges, including the historic High-Level Bridge, where you’ll soon stop for a break under the new Walterdale Bridge. Your float continues on with BIG city views and a perspective of Edmonton you’ve never seen before. See your city from a new, refreshing angle! Feast & Floast Update: only four dates are available in Edmonton this summer. By far our most popular experience, this adventure offers an extraordinary blend of nature with culinary delights from TOP YEG restaurants. Be sure to get your seats early to secure your place at this unique event, where we set the table for an unforgettable journey. Last year, they sold out very early.

   

 

Highlights – Calgary EcoFloat/Feast & Float Experiences

Explore the hidden secrets of the Bow River in South Calgary! Join us for a Morning Explorer or Sunset Float! Escape the crowds for a serene float 10km downriver with your group from Graves Landing through the beautiful Fish Creek Provincial Park. This stretch of the Bow is a true nature float and home to a variety of large birds of prey like the Bald Eagle and Osprey and more diverse wildlife, including deer, beavers, and more. Feast & Float Update: only four dates are available in Calgary this summer. By far our most popular experience, this adventure offers an extraordinary blend of nature with culinary delights from top YYC restaurants. Be sure to get your seats early to secure your place at this unique event, where we set the table for an unforgettable journey. Last year, they sold out very early!

   

THANK YOU TO OUR ECOFLOAT PARTNERS!

RiverWatch, Alberta’s largest non-profit river rafting organization, promotes adventure, science, education, and stewardship of our province’s waterways. Our presenting sponsor, EPCOR, makes these programs possible in Edmonton. In Calgray, RiverWatch welcomes back the City of Calgary – Water Services as our lead partner and MEC / Kenwood Canada as our guide technical gear and safety partners.