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

From US$ 105.21 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 4 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
  • Raft the best rapids in the Rockies
Full description
Our Kicking Horse Rafting Trip includes all of the biggest & best rapids on the river. Starting at our private river base, this unforgettable journey begins calmly, allowing rafters to familiarize themselves with the raft, paddles and guide’s commands. Get to know your fellow rafters and find out fun facts about the river as you take in the views of the serene upper section. Then, it’s onto the mighty rapids the Kicking Horse is famous for. As the canyon narrows, the waves build, drenching rafters in continuous rapids such as Shot Gun, Man Eater and Roller Coaster. It’s a popular whitewater journey that combines a mix of class 1-4 rapids, finishing 20 km downstream. Finish off smiling ear to ear, having just earned your bragging rights; then board the shuttle back to the Hydra River Base. Rinse off in beach style showers and get changed. Swap stories with your fellow rafters about who was holding on (even when they said they weren’t), what was your favourite rapid and who simply got drenched. This is the most popular trip on the river. Hands down. Meet at the private Kicking Horse River Base site in Golden, approximately 1.25 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. If you are looking for the best adventure in the Rockies, this is it!
  • All river gear - wetsuit, helmet, booties, life vest, spray jacket, fleece and paddles
  • Expert & qualified guides
  • Taxes and Fees
  • Snacks available for purchase
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • 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 6 reviews

Review summary

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Product ID: 292560