Discovering the serenity of Maligne Lake in your own boat is a chance to take in the breathtaking views from a unique perspective.

Originally built by Donald “Curly” Philips, the historic boathouse at Maligne Lake houses canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Come experience a class family-friendly summer activity in the Canadian Rockies.

Paddle across the world-famous Maligne Lake to remote backcountry shorelines and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Rentals are available by the hour or can be reserved for the entire day to get the most out of your experience.

Hourly rentals are not available for pre-booking. These rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis - please visit the boathouse at Maligne Lake upon arrival. For overnight and weekly canoe and kayak rental reservations, please call: 1.780.852.3370

Canoe:hour / day
   Max 2 adults or 1 adult & 2 child$50 / $150
   Max 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 child$50 / $150
Large Rowboat:
   Max 5 adults or 4 adults & 3 child$75 / $225
Single Kayak:
   Max 1 person$50 / $150
Double Kayak:
   Max 2 person$75 / $225
The wildfire in the Verdant Creek area of Kootenay National Park continues to burn since first being detected on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Parks Canada staff are actively managing the fire; however, smoke is affecting air quality and reduced visibility in some areas of Banff National Park.
At this time, there are no impacts or disruptions to our operations.

Those with respiratory conditions should take precaution when visiting the area while smoke advisories are in place.

We are working closely with our partners to monitor and stay informed about the wildfire to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information.
For more information on the Verdant Creek wildfire, please visit Parks Canada’s website.

View from the Maligne Lake Cruise at 8AM Monday.

Boathouse Hours

June 2* - Sep 17* 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Children: 10 years and under
  • Please note that overnight rentals are priced per day and not by the number of hours. A standard two-day charge will apply for overnight rentals. For multi-day use, regular rate applies for the first day, 25% discount for all ensuing days.
  • All rentals must be returned to the boathouse by 6:30 pm, except for multi-day rentals.
  • Rates are quoted in Canadian funds. Costs include maintenance and safety equipment.