HELLO & WELCOME!


*IMPORTANT NOTICE* - Our last day for rentals for the season is Sunday, October 10th. We are open 10 am to 4 pm that day (the last one hour canoe leaves at 2:45, to return for 3:45)


Midweek hours are 8am-4pm. (the last one hour canoe leaves at 2:40 sharp, to return for 3:40)

Thanksgivings Weekend Hours:

Sat 9th: 10-6 (the last one hour canoe leaves at 4:45 sharp, to return for 5:45)

Sun 10th: 10-4 (the last one hour canoe leaves at 2:45 sharp, to return for 3:45)

Monday 11th & onwards: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

•Rentals are $75/hr per canoe. You can have up to 3 people per canoe.

•Please note we are on Mountain Standard Time - Same time as Banff, Calgary etc...



GENERAL INFORMATION:


If you're planning on visiting us this summer, here are some things you need to remember!


  • Masks are mandatory in the store. If you don't have one, we have them to purchase for $1

  • Canoe Rentals are $75/hr per canoe. We allow up to 3 people in a canoe (4 under certain circumstances)

  • We do not take reservations for the canoes. They are on a first come first serve basis. please have your entire party ready to go BEFORE getting in line. We will give priority to those who are fully ready to go.

  • We allow dogs in our canoes, but we reserve the right to make a final decision on site depending on the size/temperament of the dog. 2 adults and ONE dog max.

  • There must be at least one person per canoe of at least 19 years of age.

  • You cannot purchase the National Park Pass anywhere at Emerald Lake. Please come prepared by purchasing it at the entrance to the park from the East (Canmore) or the West ( 1/2 way between Field & Golden)m or at the information Center on the highway in the town of Field.

  • wonderfully, there is no cell reception at the lake.

COVID INFO:

  • We request that customers self-screen for symptoms (see below).

  • limited number of customers in the shop at one time.

  • hand sanitizer usage required before entering shop.

  • We disinfect all paddles, high-touch surfaces on canoes, and PFDs after each use.

  • We do regular disinfecting of high-touch surfaces in the shop.


As per Worksafe-BC guidelines, the following persons may NOT enter our place of business at this time:

  • Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days. Symptoms include fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and new muscle aches or headache.

  • Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate.

  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada or who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation!


For all information regarding canoe rentals, please email mike@theboathousetradingco.com

For all questions regarding the gift shop and merchandise, please email the store manager at noa@bhtc.info

ph. 250-343-6000

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Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: What is the rate for renting a canoe?

A: The rates are $75/hr per canoe. this includes PFD's (Personal Flotation Devices) which must be worn by everyone.

Q: How many people can fit in a canoe?

A: 3 Adults maximum, or 2 adults and 2 small children (both children less than 60lbs/28kg)

Q: Is there an age limit?

A: There must be at least one person per canoe of at least 19 years of age.

Q: Can I reserve a canoe?

A: No reservations/bookings here. Just show up and enjoy. There may be a short wait.

Q: Can I bring my baby in the canoe?

A: Everyone needs to wear a PFD, so as long as your child weighs at least 20lbs/9kg, we can accommodate them with our smallest PFD's.

Q: Do you rent stand-up paddle boards?

A: No, we only rent canoes.

Q: Are dogs allowed in the canoes?

A: Yes, we allow dogs in our canoes, but we reserve the right to make a final decision on site depending on the size/temperament of the dog. 2 adults and ONE dog max.

Q: Can we bring our own boat to Emerald Lake?

A: Yes, you may use your own non-motorized boat on Emerald Lake. (Electric motors are Not permitted).

Q: Can we bring food/beverages in the canoes?

A: We do NOT permit consumption of alcoholic beverages in the canoes, but feel free to pack a lunch/snacks if you want.

Q: Do you have somewhere to leave gear/extra clothing while canoeing?

A: No. Please be prepared to bring everything with you in the canoe, or leave it in your vehicle.