About Us

About Us



Thank you for taking the time to find out!


Founded in 1992, Wild Water Adventures was the passion of Ted and Liz who had been involved in rafting and outdoor adventures in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England and the United States. They wanted to offer premium river experiences and to do it better than it had been done before. With more attention to detail; more top-of-the-line equipment provided to guests, free of charge; more comforts (such as heated indoor changerooms); better risk management; more interaction with guides and other crew; and … more fun for you! 


In 2019, Wild Water Adventures partnered with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, based in Canmore, Alberta. 


Today, the crew of Wild Water takes great pride in meeting, greeting and guiding each and every guest down the famous Kicking Horse River. Perhaps that why we are rated on TripAdvisor as the #1 Activity in the Canadian Rockies! 


Join us on the Kicking Horse River for your very own wild water adventure! 


All rafting trips depart from our RiverBase, conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1, halfway between the towns of Field and Golden, BC. Situated on 13 wooded acres, and overlooking the Kicking Horse Valley, the RiverBase is where the action happens. Guests meet here and get suited up in river gear before being shuttled to where the rafts await at the put-in.  


Driving from Banff or Lake Louise couldn’t be easier. Simply head due west on Highway #1. From Banff the drive is about 1 hour 20 minutes; from Lake Louise, 45 minutes. We are a hop, skip and 20-minute jump from Golden, east on Highway #1; from Radium, approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Click here for Google Map directions or enter ‘Wild Water Adventures RiverBase’. The actual street address of the RiverBase is 2750 Beaverfoot Road, Golden BC. 


While we do maintain a sales office in Lake Louise, at the historic Chateau Lake Louise, trips do not take place there!  Be sure to go to the RiverBase for your actual river experience.  


The Wild Water crew (both on-river and off-river) is the key to our success! The guiding and driving team are MPHIA certified (Mountain Parks Heritage Interpretation Association) and know their stuff when it comes to area information. The guiding team consists of men and women who possess a wealth of experience from rafting and leading a variety of outdoor pursuits around the world. Combined, our guides have professionally guided rafts on nearly every continent, 21 countries, 116 rivers, and enough river miles to easily go around the world TWICE (at the equator!). 


To become a Wild Water guide, a minimum of three to five seasons of previous whitewater experience is required. We have very high standards. Our guests consistently comment on our guides’ enthusiasm and cheerfulness for what they do, and the professionalism with which they do it. All guides meet or exceed industry standards and in-house training is ongoing along with daily safety meetings.  


If interesting in joining the team or become a rafting guide, learn more here! 


When travelling to the Rocky Mountains, there is an endless variety of things to see and do. We are happy to help make your time in the region as enjoyable as possible and have plenty of suggestions for exploring Banff, Lake Louise, Golden, Radium and the national parks. Visiting our trip planning pages below is a great first place to start. 

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