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): Canmore, BC: Canmore Radisson (MUST be a minimum of 4 passengers) Banff, BC: Banff Rocky Mountain Resort Hidden Ridge/Douglas Fir Banff Centre Rundlestone Lodge Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa Fox Hotel Samesun Backpackers Banff Aspen Lodge Banff Ptarmigan Inn Fairmont Banff Springs YWCA Rimrock Resort Juniper Lake Louise, BC: Samson Mall Field, BC: The Information Centre
Time of departure
May 17 - June 20: 1pm June 21 - September 14: 9:15am
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Tour description provided by Viator

White water 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.

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)