Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Half-Day Trip

4.9 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES
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From £83.01 per person

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Raft the Kicking Horse River (near Golden, BC) for nonstop whitewater action and experience the biggest whitewater in the Rockies. Enjoy hot beverages back at the base afterward.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Raft down the famous Kicking Horse River
  • Experience class-2 through class-4/4+ rapids
  • Raft with world-class rafting professionals
  • Gear-up in top-of-the-line rafting gear
  • Marvel at the stunning Rocky Mountain scenery
Full description

Enjoy an exhilarating whitewater rafting tour on the Kicking Horse River as you brave Class 2 to Class 4/4+ waters with a guide. Take on rapids such as Hopi's Hole, Cable Car, Table Saw, and the famous Portage and Shotgun.

Your experience begins at the local partner's day lodge, conveniently located on the TransCanada Highway. After a warm welcome, your crew distributes top-of-the-line rafting gear (wetsuit, wetsuit booties and gloves, spray jackets, life jackets, and helmets).

In the comfort of heated change rooms, change into the provided gear before taking a quick shuttle to the "put-in" (starting point), where you receive your extensive safety briefing before jumping in the river. This is the biggest whitewater river in the Rockies. Prepare to hold on and get wet. Enjoy the canyon environment and possibly get a glimpse of a mountain goat, wolf, or bear. Following your trip, another quick shuttle returns you back to the warmth of the base. Once changed back into dry and comfortable land clothes, enjoy snacks and a selection of hot and cold beverages. Stop by the gift shop for a souvenir or photo of the trip to take back home.

  • White water rafting trip
  • Guide
  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit booties
  • Gloves
  • Polar fleece sweater
  • Spray jacket
  • Life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Arrive at the RiverBase (2750 Beaverfoot Road) at 8:45 AM (for morning departures) or 1:45 PM (for afternoon departures). To check-in, walk down the stairs towards the DayLodge and through the open front door.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Thermal clothing
  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All trips depart rain or shine
  • Familiarity and comfort around water is recommended
  • The local partner reserves the right to alter or cancel any logistic or trip departure for safety reasons
  • Gratuities are not included in the ticket
  • Rafters must be at least 12 years old and weigh at least 90 pounds
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

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Great experience from start to finish! Staff were extremely organized in the morning to get all of the rafters prepared for the trip. The equipment and safety explanations were thorough and clear. The guides were friendly on the way to and from the put in. Our guide, Andrew, was by far the best guide I’ve ever had on a rafting trip. He did everything he could to make sure that everybody had a fantastic time - friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. This was a unique experience you will not regret. Our party included first time rafters and some that have been whitewater rafting in the Rockies in the past, and we would all highly recommend this tour company and excursion without hesitation. The hot drinks at the end were a nice touch and the photos were great. We will be back!

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9 August 2021

Awesome team. Steve is an amazing guide.

2 August 2022

26 July 2022

Product ID: 383026