Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Half-Day Intro to Whitewater Rafting

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

Kicking Horse River: Half-Day Intro to Whitewater Rafting

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES
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From US$ 83.53 per person

Enjoy this introductory rafting trip on scenic float sections and Class 1-3 whitewater rapids suitable for all skill levels.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Discover the famous Kicking Horse River on a half-day whitewater rafting experience
  • Experience fun, splashy waves set within beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery
  • Enjoy an excursion with world-class rafting professionals
  • Receive top-of-the-line gear for your trip
Full description
Get a perfect introduction to whitewater rafting on Class 1-3 rapids starting in Yoho National Park of Canada. Experience moderately-challenging rapids and the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies.  Check-in at the lodge conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1. Be fitted with top-of-the-line gear and transported to the starting point of the rafting experience. Receive a thorough safety briefing before setting off on the river. Embark on a 90-minute downstream journey starting with the "Alarm Clock" rapid, which is sure to wake everyone up. In between the exciting rapids, take in the beautiful scenery surrounding you on all sides. Learn about the wildlife in the area, how the Kicking Horse River got its name, and how the river gets its beautiful blue color. Finish the rafting trip at "Hopi's Hole", which serves as an exciting grande finale. After the rafting, be taken back to the lodge to relax and warm up in the heated changing-rooms. Once back in warm, dry clothes, enjoy freshly baked goodies and seasonal fruit along with a selection of hot and cold beverages. Browse through the gift shop to pick up a souvenir t-shirt or photos from your experience.
  • Access to Kicking Horse River
  • Access to Yoho National Park Of Canada
  • Access to Takakkaw Falls
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Raft
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Rain poncho
  • Wetsuit
  • Water shoes
  • Life vest
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    From Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary: Drive west on the TransCanada Highway 1. From Lake Louise, you will pass by the town of Field on your left (approx. 15 to 20-minutes). Approximately 20 to 25-minutes further on from Field, on your left, you will pass the Yoho National Park entry gates for eastbound traffic marked by 3 flags and a small wooden kiosk. Look for large billboards on the left-hand side of the highway and blue and white highway signs on your right. You will exit the highway by turning right and looping back through a tunnel under the highway. Turn right at the stop sign. Travel approximately 100 to 200-meters before turning left. Here you will see the large brown building with a green roof. From The West (Golden, Revelstoke): Drive East on the TransCanada Highway 1. Pass through the town of Golden. The lodge is located approximately 25km from the town of Golden. Turn right on Beaverfoot Road then look for the blue and white signs of the local partner.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Waterproof bag
    • Face mask or protective covering

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Rafters must be at least 8 years old
    • All trips depart rain or shine
    • Familiarity and comfort around water is recommended
    • This trip is recommended for fully-mobile participants
    • The local partner reserves the right to alter or cancel any logistic or departure
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

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    This was for sure the most amazing adventure yet. The facility was very informative and helpful in calming the nerves as well as ensuring us all we would have the time of our life. That we did. Our guide, Andrew - what can I say, he is an amazing human and did an outstanding job explaining the commands and why he needed to teach us each one, along with sharing points of interests along the river.

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    August 9, 2021

    Employees were organized and friendly. The guide we had was Andrew and he made the trip! Over all we had an amazing adventure and will recommend to others!! Thank you!

    August 20, 2021

    August 17, 2021

    Product ID: 383040