Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Experience

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Activity provider: Banff Adventures

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Experience

Activity provider: Banff Adventures
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From US$ 116.29 per person

Experience the thrills and beauty of the Kicking Horse River on a white-water, class IV rapids trip suited for all adrenaline junkies, regardless of previous rafting experience.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Raft through the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a class IV white-water trip
  • Admire stunning panoramas along the Kicking Horse River
  • Take a pre-river orientation, preparing any first-timers for the adventure
Full description
Whitewater rafting is the ultimate summer activity, and the Kicking Horse River is the best river in the Canadian Rockies. This is your chance to take a heart-pumping ride through these Class IV rapids on Kicking Horse River, throughout a wet-and-wild half-day excursion. Meet at the Kicking Horse River Base site in Golden, approximately 1.5 hours west of Banff. Before you jump in the boat, you will meet your river guides and get outfitted with all the necessary rafting gear. From there, you will head out on to the river, starting with a relatively calm stretch to allow you to become acquainted with your guides’ commands, your paddle, and your boat. Soon the canyon narrows and the true excitement begins, taking you on a pulse-pounding trip through the thrills and spills of the river’s Class IV white water. You will eventually finish your rafting odyssey 12 miles (20 kilometers) downstream, where you’ll disembark the raft. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just looking for a fun way to cool off, this rafting trip is sure to please.
  • All required safety equipment and gear
  • Expert guide
  • Taxes and Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 12 years
  • People under 88 lbs (40 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at River Base, 2936 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H0, Canada.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Drinks
  • Packed lunch
  • Swimwear
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • This tour doesn't require any previous experience or skills
  • This experience is not suitable for children either under 12 years old or who weigh under 90 pounds (40 kilograms)
  • Remember to bring a towel, a bathing suit, sunscreen, and sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Product ID: 292560