Kicking Horse River

To experience the largest whitewater near Banff, AB try one of the amazing Kicking Horse Adventures based out of Golden, BC (approx. 1.5 hours from Banff, AB)


Ultimate Adventure – $165 per person

Upper + Middle + Lower Canyon – Raft The Entire Kicking Horse River

The Ultimate Adventure is the ideal trip for anyone wanting the most complete rafting experience.  It rafts all three sections of the Kicking Horse River, and provides the best whitewater this area has to offer.

The day starts off as a beautiful meandering float and your first taste of whitewater.  You’ll enjoy an amazing barbeque lunch and then enter into the middle and lower canyons.  This is your chance to experience class 3 and class 4 whitewater at its best (class 4 being the biggest we can commercially raft).

The middle canyon has the famous section of class 4 known as ‘Portage and Shotgun’, and the lower canyon has a 4 km stretch of continuous class 4.  These two whitewater sections live up to their reputation!

Finish your day back at our base, and relax around a fire with your guide, fellow rafters and a complimentary cold beverage.

*No experience required! *


Pure White Water – $135 per person

Middle + Lower Canyon – All The Best Whitewater on The Kicking Horse River

Pure White Water is the ideal rafting trip for anyone who wants to jump right into the big stuff.  This trip rafts the two biggest whitewater sections on the Kicking Horse River.  There are several areas of continuous class 3 and class 4 rapids – this stretch is renowned for a reason!

This adventure starts with a great section of class 4 known as ‘Portage and Shotgun’, and it doesn’t let up from there.  You’ll hit rapids such as Man Eater, Roller Coaster and Twin Towers, and experience the 4 km stretch of continuous class 4 in the lower canyon.

The trip finishes with a float back through the town of Golden.  You’ll stop right beside our rafting base in time to relax around our fire pit and enjoy a complimentary beverage as a part of our famous ‘Glacier Cheers’.

*No experience required! *