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If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled whitewater challenge, take on the entire 17 miles (27 km) of the Kicking Horse River. Raft both the upper and lower canyons and enjoy a barbecue lunch, complete with dessert and cool drinks.

Your trip starts before you hit the water, with a detailed safety briefing from a licensed river guide. Then get geared up with all your rafting equipment and take a short trip to the launch point. Enjoy a close-up view of the raging Kicking Horse River before stepping into the raft and shoving off into the swirling currents.

The guide then runs through some standard rowing instructions needed to navigate the upcoming sections of river. The upper Kicking Horse River is known for deep canyon walls and mighty white water; it features 6 class IV downstream rapids sure to amp up your adrenaline. The river is cold and fast, the rapids are big, and the water roars over the edge of your boat, soaking you and your fellow rafters as you power through the curlers, standing waves, and heavy water that lies before you.

After an intense whitewater ride, the river calms and ends in the town of Golden. Dry off and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on the riverbank. You can also play volleyball and take advantage of other lodge amenities at the private Hydra River Guides site. This trip is sure to satisfy even the most adventurous thrill seeker!

If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled whitewater challenge, take on the entire 17 miles (27 km) of the Kicking Horse River. Raft both the upper and lower canyons and enjoy a barbecue lunch, complete with dessert and cool drinks.

Your trip starts before you hit the water, with a detailed safety briefing from a licensed river guide. Then get geared up with all your rafting equipment and take a short trip to the launch point. Enjoy a close-up view of the raging Kicking Horse River before stepping into the raft and shoving off into the swirling currents.

The guide then runs through some standard rowing instructions needed to navigate the upcoming sections of river. The upper Kicking Horse River is known for deep canyon walls and mighty white water; it features 6 class IV downstream rapids sure to amp up your adrenaline. The river is cold and fast, the rapids are big, and the water roars over the edge of your boat, soaking you and your fellow rafters as you power through the curlers, standing waves, and heavy water that lies before you.

After an intense whitewater ride, the river calms and ends in the town of Golden. Dry off and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on the riverbank. You can also play volleyball and take advantage of other lodge amenities at the private Hydra River Guides site. This trip is sure to satisfy even the most adventurous thrill seeker!

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Activity/Location

Banff Adventures Unlimited/Hydra River Guides Lodge

2936 Kicking Horse Road

Golden, V0A 1H40

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  • Banff Adventures Unlimited/Hydra River Base Location

    2936 Kicking Horse Road

    Golden, V0A 1H40


Description

If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled whitewater challenge, take on the entire 17 miles (27 km) of the Kicking Horse River. Raft both the upper and lower canyons and enjoy a barbecue lunch, complete with dessert and cool drinks.

Your trip starts before you hit the water, with a detailed safety briefing from a licensed river guide. Then get geared up with all your rafting equipment and take a short trip to the launch point. Enjoy a close-up view of the raging Kicking Horse River before stepping into the raft and shoving off into the swirling currents.

The guide then runs through some standard rowing instructions needed to navigate the upcoming sections of river. The upper Kicking Horse River is known for deep canyon walls and mighty white water; it features 6 class IV downstream rapids sure to amp up your adrenaline. The river is cold and fast, the rapids are big, and the water roars over the edge of your boat, soaking you and your fellow rafters as you power through the curlers, standing waves, and heavy water that lies before you.

After an intense whitewater ride, the river calms and ends in the town of Golden. Dry off and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on the riverbank. You can also play volleyball and take advantage of other lodge amenities at the private Hydra River Guides site. This trip is sure to satisfy even the most adventurous thrill seeker!


Highlights

  • Exhilarating challenge of a guided river-rafting tour

  • 6 Class IV rapids & 17 miles (27 km) of powerful white water

  • Learning about the local wildlife & fauna, including eagles

  • Delicious barbecue lunch & dessert along the riverbank

  • Swirling currents, deep canyon walls & stunning surroundings


Inclusions

  • Professionally guided river-rafting tour

  • Certified, professional guide offering basic instruction

  • River rafting gear: paddle, life vest, helmet, wetsuit, and booties

  • Barbecue lunch (vegetarian options available)

  • Access to beach volleyball and lodge facilities


Know Before You Book

  • Children 15 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must weigh at least 90 pounds (40.8 kg).

  • If you are pregnant, you may not take part.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Banff Adventures Unlimited/Hydra River Guides Lodge, 2936 Kicking Horse Road, Golden, V0A 1H40, Canada