Kicking Horse Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting down the famous Kicking Horse River offers canyon views, mountain vistas, thrills, spills and fun! With a level for any group, the Kicking Horse River is the ultimate place to try your paddle at whitewater rafting. Four trips are available for every age group and experience level:

  • Mild Whitewater (1 to 1.5 hours rafting): The Mild Whitewater Adventure is perfect for families seeking a calmer river experience. Enjoy a peaceful float on the glacial river, while learning the history of the area from your knowledgeable guide. Look out for wildlife in between getting splashed from the class 2 & 3 rapids. At trips end, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch back at the river base, while viewing a slideshow of your rafting adventure.
  • Kicking Horse Classic (2 to 2.5 hours rafting): Enjoy the serene upper section of the Kicking Horse River before heading into the mighty rapids of the middle canyon. As the Canyon narrows, the waves build, taking rafters on whitewater journey through Class IV rapids, finishing 20km downstream! Get ready to get wet!; BBQ lunch included.
Prices from
Mild Whitewater Adventure$79
   Child (Ages 6-11)$59
Kicking Horse Classic$149

Highlights

  • An unforgettable experience, full of laughs, splashes, and incredible scenery.
  • Delicious BBQ lunch included with most rafting trips
  • Includes wetsuit, fleece, spray jacket, life jacket, neoprene booties and helmet

Tour Departures and Details

  Dates Time Duration Rafting Food & Beverage
Mild Whitewater Adventure 17 May – 15 Sep 9 AM 5.5 hrs 1 to 1.5 hrs BBQ lunch
Kicking Horse Classic 15 Jun – 15 Sep
17 May – 15 Sep
9 AM
12:30 PM 
4 hrs 2 to 2.5 hrs BBQ lunch
  • Mild Whitewater Adventure: participants must be a minimum of 6 years of age and a minium weight of 23 kilograms (50 lbs)
  • Kicking Horse Classic: participants must be a minimum of 12 years of age and a minium weight of 41 kilograms (90 lbs)
  • All river gear is provided, please bring a swim suit and towel.
  • The Kicking Horse River is rated as Class I to IV whitewater.
  • When transportation is not included, guests must meet at the Hydra River Guides base in Golden, British Columbia.
  • Transportation costs are an additional $20

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A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

 
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