For driving to our RiverBase from Canmore, Alberta, you should allow 1hr 35 minutes. The drive from Canmore to Wild Water Adventures RiverBase Daylodge is a direct route that will take you on the Trans Canada Highway #1 (TCH) through both Banff and Yoho National Parks. If you do not plan on stopping inside Banff or Yoho NP, you will not need a Park Pass and can go straight through the Park Gates just west of Canmore without stopping. However, the scenery is spectacular en route and you may want to plan on a few stops either before or after your rafting trip. If so, you are required to purchase a park pass.
Fuel prices are generally lower in Canmore than in Banff, Lake Louise or Golden, BC, so consider fueling up prior to getting underway.
Start by getting onto, and heading west on, the TCH. After approx. 15 to 20 minutes, you’ll pass by the turnoffs to Banff…there are two, approximately 5 minutes apart. Next, you’ll pass the turnoff to Lake Louise after an additional 30 to 35 minutes. Approximately 20 minutes from your destination of Wild Water Adventures RiverBase, (and about 20 minutes past Lake Louise) you’ll pass by the small town of Field on your left hand side. Continue along the TCH. You will be getting close to our RiverBase when you see the highway expand to four lanes and become divided with a concrete median. At this point, you will have exited Yoho National Park. Watch for a number of large billboards on the left hand side of the highway and the Wild Water Adventures signs.
You’ll see a deceleration, or exit, lane on the right. Take it and slow down to make the right hand turn off the highway. The road takes you to the right, over a small bridge with a cattle-guard on top. Continue along this road, under the highway and the bridge to the stop sign. Turn right. In approx. 200 yards, you’ll see the entry road on your left to our RiverBase. Park in the area on the right and c’mon in to say “Hello” to our RiverBase Managers and team to get your paperwork and payments finalized. Then get prepared for a magnificent day on the Kicking Horse River!