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Join an adrenaline-filled adventure across one of Canada's most popular whitewater rivers. During this half-day tour, you'll raft through the two biggest whitewater areas on Kicking Horse River. The excitement doesn't stop there though. You’ll also witness the surrounding Canadian Rockies as we take flight on a helicopter ride!


  • Helicopter Ride
  • Kicking Horse River (Canadian Heritage River)
  • Yoho National Park
  • Class 3 and 4 Rapids

Join us on a half-day rafting adventure to the powerful Kicking Horse River. Kicking Horse features some of Canada's most fantastic rapids, making it a favorite among whitewater enthusiasts. Part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, it is the first British Columbian river to be recognized as a Canadian Heritage River. Experience the stunning scenery of Yoho National Park as you charge through Class 3 and 4 rapids. Our experienced guides will provide you with all the knowledge and equipment you need to coast through the river rapids like a pro.  

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Local Guides
Availability July-Sept
Duration ~6 hours
Departs From Golden, BC
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 16 years
Pick Up No
Meet on Location Yes


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What's included


  • Wetsuit
  • Neoprene jacket
  • Splash tops
  • Fleeces
  • Neoprene boots
  • Socks
  • Mitts
  • Helmets
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Professional photographer (photos and videos available for purchase after each tour)
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • Snacks

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Not Included

  • Pick up

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happy rafters posing for a picture in canada

Kicking Horse is a stunning river that flows through Yoho National Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. The river begins at Wapta Lake and is fed upstream by the Yoho River. Due to its ecological and recreational value, Kicking Horse received the honor of being the first British Columbian river to be recognized as a Canadian Heritage River.  

There are three main areas of Kicking Horse used for white water rafting: the upper canyon, a Class 3-4 rapids; the middle canyon, a Class 4-5; and the lower canyon, a Class 3-4. Our tour begins after lunch at the middle canyon, one of the areas with the biggest sections of whitewater. Your guide will give you a safety briefing and then you'll set off to charge through the canyon.  

Next, we will head to the lower canyon by helicopter, taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding park along the way. It should be noted that at certain times during the summer the water in the lower canyon gets too high to raft through safely. If the water levels are not safe, we will spend our day at the middle canyon  but don't worry you will still get to ride in the helicopter! After a day of rafting, we will return to base camp where you can check out photos and videos from our adventure, These are available for purchase so you can cherish your memories forever. Don't miss out on this thrilling adventure in the Canadian Rockies! 

No rafting experience is required for this tour, only a sense of adventure. Knowing how to swim is not required but recommended. However, our guides will provide all of the necessary safety knowledge on how to hold on to and stay in the raft and all participants will be wearing high float life jackets. Please inform your guide ahead of time if you are not a strong swimmer so they can position you correctly in the raft. 

Maximum weight limit: Approximately 300 lbs (136 kg) due to safety reasons and the size of our gear. 

Departure & Return Information:  

Departure: The tour begins at 9.30 a.m. at the Glacier Raft Company base, located right off of TransCanada Highway #1 in Golden, BC. We ask that you arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to your trip to allow time for check-in and signing waivers. We do not delay departure for late arrivals. 

*Note: We operate on Mountain Time (the same time as Calgary and Banff). If you are arriving from the west make sure you account for the 1-hour time difference.

Return: The tour ends at 5:30 p.m. at our base.