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Kicking Horse River: Half-Day Intro to Whitewater Rafting

1. Kicking Horse River: Half-Day Intro to Whitewater Rafting

Get a perfect introduction to whitewater rafting on Class 1-3 rapids starting in Yoho National Park of Canada. Experience moderately-challenging rapids and the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies.  Check-in at the lodge conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1. Be fitted with top-of-the-line gear and transported to the starting point of the rafting experience. Receive a thorough safety briefing before setting off on the river. Embark on a 90-minute downstream journey starting with the "Alarm Clock" rapid, which is sure to wake everyone up. In between the exciting rapids, take in the beautiful scenery surrounding you on all sides. Learn about the wildlife in the area, how the Kicking Horse River got its name, and how the river gets its beautiful blue color. Finish the rafting trip at "Hopi's Hole", which serves as an exciting grande finale. After the rafting, be taken back to the lodge to relax and warm up in the heated changing-rooms. Once back in warm, dry clothes, enjoy freshly baked goodies and seasonal fruit along with a selection of hot and cold beverages. Browse through the gift shop to pick up a souvenir t-shirt or photos from your experience.

Golden, BC: Kicking Horse River Family Rafting with Lunch

2. Golden, BC: Kicking Horse River Family Rafting with Lunch

Enjoy a family friendly rafting tour on Kicking Horse River. Suitable for kids as young as 4, and anyone who doesn't want to raft on big whitewater. Meet at the rafting base in Golden, BC. Get set up with your rafting gear and the bus will drive you to the river. Raft along 14 km on the calm Upper Canyon of the Kicking Horse River. This trip starts in Yoho National Park and will have you floating through beautiful forests and mountain scenery. There are some splashes, but it's not a big whitewater trip. You have the option to go for a swim if you're feeling up to it and will finish your tour with a riverside BBQ lunch. Choose an item hot off the grill, and from a variety of other snacks and drinks. At the end of your trip, the bus will drive you back to the rafting base where you can get changed and enjoy a hot shower.

Kicking Horse River: Rafting Trip with BBQ

3. Kicking Horse River: Rafting Trip with BBQ

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.

Between Lake Louise and Revelstoke: Smartphone Audio Tour

4. Between Lake Louise and Revelstoke: Smartphone Audio Tour

Make your drive come alive with this this audio tour that covers Lake Louise to Revelstoke on Canada's iconic Highway 1. Download your audio guide and use the app offline. Take your tour from Lake Louise to Revelstoke or from Revelstoke to Lake Louise. Let your audio guide transform your drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you pass through and learn about some the mountains, rivers, lakes, canyons and glaciers. Pass by Wapta Lake, Kicking Horse Pass, the Columbia Wetlands, Purcell Mountains, and Glacier National Park. Hear about must-see sights, parks, historical sites, tourist attractions, and recreation areas. Explore the Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site, Albert Canyon, the Canyon Hot Springs, the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, and stretch your legs at the Giant Cedars and Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trails. Learn more about Illecillewaet Glacier, the Beaver River, Kinbasket Lake, Mica Dam, the Natural stone Bridge and Emerald Lake. Get a historical overview of the First Nations inhabitants and explorers. Visit as many sights as you want, knowing that the tour is always accessible.

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What people are saying about Golden

Spencer made for an outstanding rafting experience. He was engaging knowledgable, fun, respectful and sensitive to my husband’s needs. The company was organized and made you feel safe and secure at all times!! I would highly recommend Wild Water Adventures!!

Had a blast! Great water and great guides! Haven’t been on the Kicking Horse for 20 yrs and it was just as fun and exciting as I remember! We’ll be back next year with a bigger group!

Everything perfectly organized and planned, very friendly and skilled guides in our boats. Will definitely come back for next level.

Great for first-time rafters, yet enough excitement for both adults and kids. Experienced and friendly guides. Well run operation.

Staff were amazing!! Rafting was enthralling. We thoroughly enjoyed it.