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Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Travel down Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia
  • Challenge Class III-IV rapids
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Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River
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White Water DiscoveryMost Popular
Raft the upper and middle sections of the Kicking Horse River. Enjoy a riverside lunch, must advise your lunch preference. (5 hrs)
From USD 123.92
White Water Express
This trip is perfect for anyone who wants an exciting bit of whitewater, but is on a time crunch. It's our shortest trip and it gets right into the big stuff in the middle canyon. 3 hrs
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Overview
Experience the excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this guided excursion in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Choose from one of three tours, ranging from 3- to 6.5-hour trips, then ride along Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia. Challenge Class III-IV rapids on a White Water Express, White Water Discovery or Ultimate Adventure. All the necessary rafting equipment, including a life jacket and helmet plus snacks and beverages, are included. A buffet lunch is provided on the White Water Adventure and Ultimate Discover tours.
What to Expect
Go for the Ultimate Adventure the ideal trip for anyone wanting the most complete rafting experience. It’s our only trip that rafts all three sections of the Kicking Horse River, and it provides the best whitewater in the Canadian Rockies. Take in the spectacular scenery of different valleys and canyons, and enjoy an amazing barbeque lunch (please advise your lunch preference at the time of booking). It’s a full day on the water and a complete rafting adventure.
Discover what you can do with White Water Discovery, the perfect introductory trip for someone who is new to river rafting, but still wants to experience some of our biggest whitewater. Our Discovery trip rafts the upper and middle sections of the Kicking Horse River, and it combines some of the best scenery and whitewater this river has to offer.This trip is great for people new to the sport because it starts with the calmest section and gradually builds into exciting class 3 and class 4 rapids. You’ll enjoy our riverside barbeque lunch (please advise your lunch preference at the time of booking) and then move on to the excitement of the middle canyon. The middle canyon starts with a 1 kilometer stretch of class 4 whitewater and from there it continues through various class 3 and class 4 rapids.
Make it a quick trip by selecting White Water Express, which is perfect for anyone who wants an exciting bit of whitewater, but is on a time crunch. White Water Express is our shortest trip and it gets right into the big stuff in the middle canyon of the Kicking Horse River. The Express contains a lot of very fun whitewater, starting off with a 1 km stretch of class 4 rapids known as ‘Portage and Shotgun’. It’s followed by many more class 3 and class 4 hits; rapids such as Roller Coaster, Twin Towers and Last Waltz.
Reviews (21)
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Reviewed 3 October 2018
This is fun and SAFE!

I was a bit worried about white water rafting on the kicking horse river but don't be! It was so much fun and it is safe. The guide are highly trainer and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Caroline P
GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share. It's great to hear you loved your day and that you felt out on the river. We are fortunate to have the amazing guides we do. Cheers from all of us here at Glacier!

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Do it! Family introduction was perfect for a scared kid

The family introduction is done by everyone. It's the morning portion, very easy, some jump in the water. After lunch the other participants continue on to the real rafting. This was fun and gave confidence to my 12 years old. Perfect for next time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 618stephanr
GlacierRaft, Manager at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for your review! We're glad your family had fun and we look forward to having you back again for the full day trip! Cheers from the Glacier crew.

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Check the time zone!

First thing first - Make sure you check the time zone! We drove from Kamloops (in PST) and half way there we realized we're an hour late because Golden is in MST. Good that the staff at Glacier Raft Company called and helped us reschedule...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StephanieC1930
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Great Rafting Experience

We did whole day rafting experience with Glacier Rafting Company. Morning was more floating on the river and learning various instructions. Lunch was BBQ and hot/cold drinks and salads/snacks. Veggie burger was okay but other's lunch was pretty good. Second half involves more rapids and...More

Thank Gauri K
GlacierRaft, Manager at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your day out on the river. Cheers from the Glacier crew.

Reviewed 15 August 2018
All round excellent

Mike had the chat and also the chopper mustache! Super fun with a flawless balance of jokes and professionalism. This is not simulated fun, this is REAL fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kai B
GlacierRaft, Manager at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for your review! We're glad you had a fun day and also enjoyed Mike's facial hair! He's definitely a source of endless entertainment, and also a great guide. Cheers from the Glacier crew.

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