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He’s the one who has always known how to make you smile when you’re feeling down.  He can crack the corniest of jokes and you’ll always manage to laugh.  He’s the best adventure partner, even though he thinks his socks and sandals are appropriate attire for the outdoors.  Most importantly, he’s your #1 fan and he always will be.  He’s your Dad! One of the most influential guys in your life.Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to treat the guy to a gift worthy of his special place in your life. He’s put up with...

If you’ve been on a Kicking Horse River Rafting Trip with the guides from Wild Water then you probably know we have quite an interesting group of characters.  Traveling from all different corners of the world, they bring with them a range of backgrounds, quirky behaviours, and funny personalities. If you raft with them, you will be sure to see these characteristics shine through.But something you might not know about them is their superstitious rituals; the things they do behind the scenes to connect with themselves and with the river. (For the Canadians reading this, it’s just like growing a beard...

Whether they're nearing the high school finish line and getting ready for college, or crossing the stage with their hard-earned degree. The graduates in your life deserve something beyond mass printed grad cards and money.  They deserve something worth remembering. Gift CertificatesGone are the days spent staying up all night to finish the 30-page paper, or studying for the big exam. Summer is here, and it's time for the hard-working student to blow off some steam and take a reprieve before the next chapter unfolds. What better way to feel the relief and reward than with letting out some cheers and...

Here Comes the Summer!  Dear Rafting Guests, We are so excited to meet you. It has been a long winter, and we are ready for some adventures on the river with you! Some of us were lucky enough to spend the winter paddling warmer waters, and golfing in the sun; while others spent our days braving the Rockies’ frigid temperatures trying to get in as many ski days as possible.The change in seasons is always such an exciting time for us. The winter comes and goes, and before we know it, another rafting season is upon us.The returning team members countdown the days...

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...