Whitewater rafting is the ultimate summer activity and the Kicking Horse River is the best river in the Canadian Rockies! Embark on a 2 - 2.5 hour rafting journey, enjoying a mix of rapids before heading back to base to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Please note: This trip is catered to participants 12 years and up. Perfect for the first time rafter.
Start your day by enjoying a scenic drive from Banff or Lake Louise through Yoho National Park. Upon arrival at the river base, you'll meet your river guides, get fitted with your rafting gear and enjoy the detailed safety briefing. Pose for a few group shots with your team, then head to the water!This unforgettable journey begins calmly, allowing rafters to familiarize themselves with the raft, their paddles and their guides' commands. 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. After earning your bragging rights, head back to our private river base to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and view the photos of your journey. This tour is perfect for the first time rafter!Transportation to the river base from Banff is available for an additional charge. This trip is so popular we depart twice daily! The AM trip departs at 9am (from river base) and includes lunch after the raft trip and the PM trip departs at 12.30pm (from river base) and enjoys lunch prior to the rafting trip.