Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Half-Day Intro to Whitewater Rafting

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES
Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Half-Day Intro to Whitewater Rafting

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

From US$ 82.78 per person

Explore the Kicking Horse River on a rafting adventure for all skill levels. Learn how to whitewater raft and try out your new skills on scenic float sections and Class 1-3 whitewater rapids.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
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.
  • High-quality river gear (wetsuit, wetsuit booties, gloves, polar fleece sweater, spray jacket, life jacket, and helmet)
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Tips
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet at the Wild Water Adventures RiverBase near Golden, BC. To check in, walk down the stairs towards the DayLodge and through the open front door.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Rafters must be at least 8 years old and weigh at least 50 pounds
  • 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 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We were very well received. We got a clear explanation. In the morning it was 14° and we were a bit afraid of the cold but that was not necessary. In addition to a wetsuit and shoes, we also received a fleece sweater and jacket so that you were not cold. When the daughter got cold hands on the way, the guide gave gloves. Everything was very well arranged on site. You can optionally purchase additional photos that were taken along the way.

Read more

July 24, 2022

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.

Read more

August 9, 2021

Great for first-time rafters, yet enough excitement for both adults and kids. Experienced and friendly guides. Well run operation.

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 383040