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Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Experience

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Activity provider: Banff Adventures

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Experience

Activity provider: Banff Adventures

From US$ 99.95 per person

Experience the thrills and beauty of the Kicking Horse River on a white-water, class IV rapids trip suited for all adrenaline junkies, regardless of previous rafting experience.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Raft through the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a class IV white-water trip
  • Admire stunning panoramas along the Kicking Horse River
  • Take a pre-river orientation, preparing any first-timers for the adventure
  • Raft the best rapids in the Rockies and take in scenic views
  • Get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle down the rapids
Full description

Discover the Kicking Horse River in British Columbia on a fast-paced action-packed rafting trip. Paddle down the biggest and best rapids on the river with your instructor and get soaked.

Before you jump in the boat, you will meet your river guides and get kitted out with all the necessary rafting gear. Get to know your fellow rafters and find out fun facts about the river as you take in the views of the serene upper section.

From there, you will head to the river and start rafting on a relatively calm stretch of water. Become acquainted with your guides’ commands, your paddle, and your boat before floating to the bigger rapids.

Soon the canyon narrows and the true excitement begins, taking you on a pulse-pounding trip through the thrills and spills of the river’s Class IV white water. Discover the exhilarating rapids Shot Gun, Man Eater, and Roller Coaster. Work as a team to take on the rapids.

Finish your rafting odyssey 12 miles (20 kilometers) downstream, where you’ll disembark the raft. Board the shuttle back to the Hydra River Base. Rinse off in beach-style showers and get changed. Swap stories with your fellow rafters about your favorite rapids.

  • River gear - wetsuit, helmet, booties, life vest, spray jacket, fleece
  • Qualified guide
  • White water raft and paddles
  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 88 lbs (40 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet at River Base, 2936 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H0, Canada. Please arrive at the provided meeting point address at least 15 minutes prior to the tour time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • This tour doesn't require any previous experience or skills
  • The tour departs rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

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Product ID: 292560