Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
2936 Kicking Horse Road, Golden, BC Pickup available from the following Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise locations (for an additional cost and only for the AM tour): Canmore, BC: The Coast Hotel Canmore (MUST be a minimum of 4 passengers) Banff, BC: Douglas Fir Rundlestone Lodge Fox Hotel Samesun Backpackers Banff Ptarmigan Inn Fairmont Banff Springs Banff Adventure Office - 211 Bear Street Lake Louise, BC: Samson Mall Field, BC: The Information Centre
Time of departure
Trip Departure Times from River Base (AM Trip) June 17 - Sep 4: 9:15am (PM Trip) May 14 - June 16, Sep 5 - Sep 15: 1pm Bus Departure Times from Banff (if transport option is selected) (AM Trip) June 17 - Sep 4: 7am - 8:40am (PM Trip) May 14 - June 16, Sep 5 - Sep 15: 10:30 - 12:15pm If transport option is selected, please refer to Voucher for bus pickup times
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Tour description provided by Viator

Whitewater rafting is the ultimate summer outdoor activity and the Kicking Horse River is the best river in the Canadian Rockies! With your transport included, embark in 2 - 2.5 hours of upper canyon rafting on a half day trip from Banff, before heading back to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Please note: This trip is catered to participants 12 years and up.

Start your trip by enjoying a scenic drive from Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise through Yoho National Park. Upon arrival at the put in site, you'll meet your river guides and be provided with all the necessary rafting gear.

Once on the water, this unforgettable journey begins calmly and quietly, allowing rafters to familiarize themselves with the raft, their paddles and their guides' commands. As the Canyon narrows, the rapids of the mighty Kicking Horse begin a whitewater experience that will take each team of rafters paddling through up to class 4+ rapids, finishing 12 miles (20km) downstream!

What's included

  • All river rafting equipment
  • Certified guides
  • Bbq lunch (including vegetarian options)
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Video and photos of your rafting adventure available for purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)