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Never a Dull Day on the Kicking Horse River I first arrived here in 2005. Virtually straight off the plane from Scotland, I just passed through on my way to raft and kayak other rivers in the area. It was my first time working in British Columbia. I fell in love with BC that year. The mountains with their endless forests, towering peaks, and amazing glaciers. The animal life is like a northern serengeti, (except the trees are easy to hide behind for all the amazing creatures that live here) but just because we don’t see them, doesn’t mean they are not there, and when you do...

The Best White Water Rafting BC Has To Offer AND Our Top 3 Additional Activities To Include! While you’re in the Canadian Rockies, you might as well take advantage of all that Mother Nature has to offer and experience the activities that speak to you along with your British Columbia white water rafting day trips. Here are three activities you can partake in before or after a rafting day trip with Wild Water Adventures. Hiking in the Canadian Rockies Twenty minutes from Field, BC, you’ll find a short trail to Takakkaw Falls. From the Cree word meaning “magnificent,” Takakkaw could either be a refreshing start to...

Waterfalls on the Kicking Horse River Kicking horse river rafting is an exciting, adrenaline pumping activity that everyone needs to experience. Not only is floating fun, but there are also some great landmarks that are must sees. Today we’re going to spill some local insights about the three waterfalls on the Kicking Horse River. Two of the falls have official trails and are popular destinations for tourists, as they make for great photo opportunities. Let’s just say that you won’t be whitewater rafting on these falls--but they are worth checking out. Wapta Falls This is one of Yoho National Park’s largest waterfalls. Named by the...

3 Things To Remember Your First Time Whitewater Rafting Not sure what to do? Don’t sweat it. At Wild Water Adventures, we’re here to make sure your first time whitewater rafting in Alberta & BC is top-notch. Listen to your Guides Our guides are not only passionate about whitewater rafting: they know their stuff. They know every inch of the Kicking Horse River. Listen during the safety talk. Listen out on the rapids--it’s not only their job to keep you safe, but to ensure that you have a fun time. They’ll give you a little bit of history and local lore about the...

Multi-Day Rafting Trips: Why You Should Go! Why spend an afternoon or a morning whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River when you can spend two days? Whether you’re seeking an adventure, or you and your friends/family want to make a vacation out of visiting the Canadian Rockies, we can cater to your multi-day whitewater rafting needs. Note that you are responsible for finding your own accommodation for these multi-day trips. Learn more about our Kicking Horse River multi-day rafting trips here! Better Value If you want more whitewater rafting with all the extra add-ons, booking multi-day rafting trips is in your favour. Whitewater...

Ahh, Canada rafting trips, the (potential) highlight of your summer! Your “Bucket List” still has “go whitewater rafting” unchecked. You want to go rafting with your friends or partner. You really, really do! But you don’t know where to start to find a solid and reputable company to go rafting with. All companies seem similar online and it’s tough to differentiate between them. Everyone says their river rafting trip is “the best”. What do you do? [caption id="attachment_599" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Getting ready for Banff Rafting![/caption] Here are five mistakes to avoid when choosing your rafting company to go rafting with, and your...

Sure, a night out on the town can be fun for everyone. But if you really want to impress your wedding party and go somewhere unique, keep reading. When exploring your options for Banff wedding activities, we strongly recommend an option you may not have thought of yet -- Banff Whitewater Rafting! Whitewater rafting for your wedding stag or stagette is not only memorable, but extremely fun! Here’s why you should give it a try. IT’S SOMETHING NEW Maybe you and your wedding party have never been rafting before. Trying a new activity together as a group can strengthen your relationships, especially...

3 Reasons Why Whitewater Rafting is Great for Families (with Kids) Looking to enjoy a new outdoor activity with your kids or the whole family? Whitewater rafting is family-friendly. Plain and simple, we are your trusted local outfitter for the best family rafting Canada has to offer! Here’s why you should give the Kicking Horse River rapids a whirl. Outdoor Fun! It can be difficult to find activities that everyone can do, that the kids will enjoy and/or stay focussed on. It’s hard to play with your phones or handheld devices while you’re zipping down the river, bracing for the upcoming rapids! Learning Experience Whitewater rafting...

The horse has begun to charge. Snow melt has intensified in the in the high alpine, and the Kicking Horse River is now a rowdy herd of big, brown waves. Recent Wild Water guests have experienced this stampede - and are loving it! As guides, we love the high water too, the speed, the unbridled power. We’re not talking pony rides here. Still, along with the rest of the world, our attention has been captured by the World Cup of Soccer. It’s been fun to watch the boys cheer on their home teams. People travel from the far corners of the...

It’s always good to have friends on the river. So when my old friend Andrew encouraged me to join him for a summer of rafting on the Kicking Horse River, I updated my whitewater resume and sent it off to Wild Water Adventures. I’ve known Andrew for twelve years now. He’s a bald, lanky Englishman with a zany sense of humour. More importantly, he’s an excellent river guide and a trustworthy friend. We learned how to run rivers while working together on the Thompson. The more experience I gained in the whitewater scene, the more I’d hear about one river in...