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Exciting white water rafting tours on the Kicking Horse River in the Rocky Mountains


Spend the day whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River, one of the best whitewater rivers in Canada. There are several trip options to choose from ranging from a gentle ride to maximum whitewater thrills. Choose from a half or full day adventure.

For the family or those seeking a milder river experience the gentle rafting trip is ideal. Starting inside of Yoho National Park, enjoy the “float less traveled”. But, it’s not all gentle and calm. In fact, there are six excellent rapids from class II to III to splash or soak you during the 1½ hour journey. “The Alarm Clock” rapid (sure to wake you up!) is just moments after pushing off shore, and “Hopi Hole” will dowse the crew!

The half day tour is an exceptional stretch of whitewater that runs twice a day. You’ll experience over 14 sets of named rapids during your 1½ hrs. of fun on the river. The named rapids range from class II (easy, fun) to class IV (very splashy, challenging and wet!) and there is plenty of fast moving water and smaller waves to enjoy while you float through breathtaking scenery and past towering canyon walls. There are numerous rapids, such as, “Roller Coaster”, “Hopi Hole”, “Goat Rapid” and “Twin Peaks” that are certain to leave you with big smiles. The most famous rapid is known throughout the area . . . the “Portage” and “Shotgun” rapids! (Cue dramatic music!) Long, continuous, quick and tricky, this section of river is, without question, the most popular and memorable section of true class IV to IV+.

If you’ve got more time for the river, then the full day tour is for you. This traditional Kicking Horse River trip combines the beauty and peaceful upper section of the river with the more exciting rapids found in the half day trip . . . plus you’ll enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch served back at the river base following the trip.

When only the best and most exciting will satisfy your adrenalin “fix,” then only the full day Lower Canyon ride will do. The morning is spent on the regular half day run then there is a short portage and it is off to the Lower Canyon section. This section of river offers one of the longest, sustained class IV to IV+ sections of whitewater in western Canada and is a ride not soon forgotten. Rapids such as “Double Trouble”, “Town House Rock” and “The Nozzle” will provide severe soakings and perma-smiles! This section of river ends in the town of Golden after a total of 22 spine-tingling kilometers!

 

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Whitewater Rafting
SEASON

June to early September

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
50
GUIDE INFORMATION

Great guides and off river staff ensure rafters have a fun, safe and exciting day on the river.

RESTRICTIONS

Gentle raft trip: Minimum age of 8.

Half or full day trips: Minimum age of 12 and minimum weight of 90 lbs.

Lower Canyon trip: Participants must be over the age of 16 and some prior whitewater rafting experience is recommended.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Not Applicable
TRANSPORTATION

Tours depart from the river base located off Highway 1, between the towns of Field and Golden, BC. The base is about a 2.5 hour drive west of Calgary, 1.25 hour drive west of Banff, 45 minutes west of Lake Louise and 20 minutes east of Golden.

Shuttle transportation from Banff or Lake Louise, Alberta can be added to the tour.

WEATHER

Summer temperatures average 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.

REGION
Southern Rocky Mountains
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All rafting equipment, wet suit, fleece sweater, sprayjacket, gloves and booties. Use of exclusive river base day lodge with heated, private change rooms.

As with all the trips, you’ll start at the river base day lodge by taking their bus from Lake Louise or following the self-drive map and traveling at your own pace to the RiverBase. You’ll be outfitted with the appropriate gear to keep you comfortable while rafting, receive a thorough safety briefing, and be shuttled to the starting point inside of Yoho National Park where the rafts are ready and waiting for your arrival.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Swimsuit, towel, shoes that can get wet, change of clothes, fleece pull over.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Waterproof camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Not included in the price but available at local hotels, motels, lodges and B&B's.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

BBQ lunch and snacks included on the full day tours. Tasty snacks and drinks included on the half day tours.

1 day tour, available June - early September
$83.00 / per adult - CAD
Gentle raft trip.

$63.00 / per child 8-14 - CAD
Gentle raft trip.

$99.00 / per person - CAD
Half day tour.

$139.00 / per person - CAD
Full day tour.

$159.00 / per person - CAD
Maximum horsepower.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 2 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
We offer a generous 48 hour cancellation policy for bookings of less than 8 rafters. If you need to cancel or change your reservation for any reason, we require 24 hours notice (7 days for groups of 8 or more). Any cancellations, changes or no-shows made within 48 hours are non refundable and the full amount will be charged to your credit card.
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