Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Trip with BBQ

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Trip with BBQ

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

From US$ 144.64 per person

Maximize time on the river with a full-length rafting trip. Experience bouncy and splashy waves, stunningly scenic float sections, and big whitewater rapids. Round off the experience with a gourmet packed lunch, served after the trip.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Experience class II to IV rapids all in one trip
  • Raft with world-class professionals
  • Get kitted out in the top-of-the-line gear provided
  • Marvel at the stunning Rocky Mountain scenery
Full description

Set off on the famous Kicking Horse River for a genuine Rocky Mountain whitewater rafting experience. The 5-hour trip (2.5-hours on the river) combines all the best the river has to offer: bouncy and splashy waves, calm and scenic float sections, and big whitewater rapids.  Check in at the local partner's base, conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1, and change into your top-of-the-line gear, which is provided. Transfer then to the rafting start point and, following a thorough safety briefing, it will be time to get on the river. Begin on the upper, more gentle, scenic section of the Yoho National Park. For approximately 1-hour, enjoy splashing through the waves as you warm up for the more intense sections downstream. The second half of the trip, taking approximately 1.5 hours, is made up of 14 sets of rapids ranging from Class 2 to Class 4+. Expect to get soaked during this section! After rafting, transfer back to the base to enjoy the warmth of the DayLodge and heated change rooms. Once back in warm, dry clothes, enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch.

  • Gear: wetsuit, wetsuit booties, gloves, spray jacket, life jacket, helmet
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Polar fleece/thermal sweater (for added warmth on the river). Please note that a cotton sweater is not recommended
  • Face covering (for COVID-19 purposes)
  • Small ziploc bag (for storing your face covering while on the river)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Walk down the stairs towards the DayLodge and through the open front door to check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Guests must be at least 12 years of age and weigh at least 90 pounds
  •  Trips take place rain or shine
  •  Familiarity and comfort in water is preferred
  •  Trips are recommended for fully-mobile participants
  • The local partner, for safety reasons, reserves the right to alter or cancel any logistic or departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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It was awesome. The wild water crew throw on a great river tour, with lots of laughs and good stories. I would recommend it to anyone passing through Golden

September 7, 2021

The guides and staff were great. The river rafting was fantastic. The staff provided us warm gear as the water was still very cold in early June. I would highly recommend this activity.

June 10, 2022

Product ID: 382884