This half-day tour is your gentle introduction to white river rafting. This rafting experience will be as smooth as gets, with a few slightly shaky spots to get the adrenaline pumping. No one is getting soaking wet – unless you choose to go for a swim!
We start at 9.30 a.m. and immediately hit the waters of Kicking Horse River. The parts of the river that we will cover during this tour are mostly Class 1 rapids with some tiny Class 2 – 2+ sections, meaning nothing too intense is going to happen. Instead, you will enjoy a fast-paced float down the stream. Plus, you’ll get to look up at the trees and mountains that tower over the river.
You will then stop and take a short hike to discover the Fountain of Youth. Drink its water and see whether its rejuvenating powers are as strong as the name suggests!
Afterward, relax and recount your experience with fellow rafters over scenic lunch on the banks of the river. We serve juicy burgers with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available upon request.
The tour departs at 9.30 am. We meet at the Glacier Raft Company base, located right off of TransCanada Highway #1 in Golden, BC. We kindly ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour so that there is enough time to check-in and sign waivers. Since this is a group experience, we cannot delay departures for those who arrive late.
*Note: The given times are on Mountain Time (the same time as Calgary and Banff). If you are arriving from the west make sure to account for the 1-hour time difference.
No previous rafting experience is necessary to join this tour. Being able to swim well is also not a requirement since all rafters will be wearing life jackets. However, please notify your guide in advance so that they can position you in the raft ac...)
No previous rafting experience is necessary to join this tour. Being able to swim well is also not a requirement since all rafters will be wearing life jackets. However, please notify your guide in advance so that they can position you in the raft accordingly.
While there are no specific requirements for physical preparation, please note that a weight limit of 300 lbs (136kg) applies for safety reasons.