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Kicking Horse River: Traditional 5-Hour Whitewater Rafting

Product ID: 382884
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Maximize time on the river with a full-length rafting trip. Experience bouncy and splashy waves, stunningly scenic float sections, and big whitewater rapids. Round off the experience with a delicious BBQ lunch after the trip.
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience class II to IV rapids all in one trip
  • Raft with world-class professionals
  • Get kitted out in the top-of-the-line gear provided
  • Marvel at the stunning Rocky Mountain scenery
Full description
Set off on the famous Kicking Horse River for a genuine Rocky Mountain whitewater rafting experience. The five-hour trip combines all the best the river has to offer: bouncy and splashy waves, calm and scenic float sections, and big whitewater rapids. 

Check in to the local partner's base, conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1, and change into your top-of-the-line gear, which is provided. Transfer then to the starting point and, following a thorough safety briefing, it will be time to get on the river.

Begin on the upper, gentler, scenic section of the Kicking Horse River inside Yoho National Park. For approximately one hour, enjoy calmer waters as you warm up for the more intense moments later.

As you continue, Class 2 and Class 3 rapids will mix with stunningly scenic float sections. After a possible water-fight with another raft, the big whitewater rapids come next. The second half of the trip, taking approximately 1.5 hours, is made up of 14 sets of rapids ranging from Class 2 to Class 4+. Expect to get soaked during this section!

After the experience, transfer back to the base to enjoy the warmth of the DayLodge and heated change rooms. Once back in warm, dry, land clothes, feast on a delicious BBQ lunch complete with fresh salads, home-baked goodies, fruit, and hot and cold beverages.
Includes
  • Gear: wetsuit, wetsuit booties, gloves, polar fleece sweater, spray jacket, life jacket, helmet
What’s Not Included
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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
  • Face mask or protective covering
Know before you go
• Guests must be at least 12 years of age and weigh at least 90 pounds
• Trips take place rain or shine
• Familiarity and comfort in water is preferred
• Trips are recommended for fully-mobile participants
• The local partner, for safety reasons, reserves the right to alter or cancel any logistic or departure

From US$ 116.31 per person