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Whitewater Rafting Adventure
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The Kicking Horse River, renowned as the “Whitewater Gem of the Canadian Rockies,” boasts BC’s and Alberta's biggest whitewater thrills. Experience a half- or full-day adventure with a knowledgeable river guide aboard an eye-popping, candy-red raft.
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Kicking Horse Classic (Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes)
The Kicking Horse Classic has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river experience! Your day begins on the calmer “upper” sections of the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park and then finds you rolling along glacial waters and working as a team. Following lunch, the afternoon is spent tackling the Class 3 and 4 rapids of the Middle Canyon.

Kicking Horse River Challenge (Approximately 7 hours)
Take on the Challenge! Begin on the upper reaches of Yoho National Park, as you sharpen your paddling skills and learn to work as a team. Following our riverside barbeque lunch, 14 miles (22 km) of whitewater lay ahead as you approach the Middle and Lower Canyons. The Kicking Horse River Challenge offers up the most rapids and the most complete river experience.

Ultimate Whitewater (Approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes)
The Ultimate Whitewater features the most exciting sections of the river. Experience the Middle and Lower Canyons and the dozens of rapids these sections have to offer. Continuous Class 3 to 4+ rapids quickly have you soaked and full of adrenaline! You can even try a supervised swim of a Class 3 rapid near the end of the trip if you wish. This trip is suitable for all experience levels.

Inclusions :
  • All equipment, including footwear
  • Licensed and experienced river guide
  • Lunch and/or a snack depending on length of tour
  • Transportation to and from the river

Departure time and location:
Kicking Horse Classic and Kicking Horse River Challenge: 9:30 AM
Ultimate Whitewater: 11:45 AM
All tours depart from the Alpine Rafting office on the Trans-Canada Highway, Golden, BC

Return time and location:
Kicking Horse Classic: Approximately 3 PM
Kicking Horse River Challenge and Ultimate Whitewater: Approximately 4:30 PM
All tours return to the Alpine Rafting office

Participant restrictions:
No prior experience is required; however, some tours have weight/height restrictions. Whitewater rafting is not recommended for pregnant women. If you have neck and back injuries, please consult with your doctor before participating.

Please note that this tour departs from Golden, BC. The approximate distance is:
    From Banff/Lake Louise: 61 miles (98 km)
    From Calgary: 125 miles (202 km)

Reservation confirmation is required.

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Contact Alpine Rafting 24 hours in advance of your arrival to confirm your tour date and to schedule a time. Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of your departure time to check in. Present your voucher(s) and photo ID upon check-in.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.