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Summer is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to start some trip planning. Between alpine hiking, rock climbing, sightseeing, mountain biking, white water rafting Golden on the Kicking Horse, and other activities, there’s just so much to do. We know how time-consuming it can be to find the perfect Instagram photos so, we've put together a check-list for your summer travel plans! 5 Most Instagrammable Spots Near Golden, B.C. To Check Off Your List: #1. Emerald Lake Just 20 minutes from our Golden rafting RiverBase, Emerald Lake is tucked away in the mountains. There are many great hikes you can do, or you...

Every Spring, when the snow melts, the warm sun comes out and the river begins to rise, we gather on the Kicking Horse River for another season of rafting fun! ...

113 days on the river and 5,148km paddled on the Kicking Horse. That's thousands of smiling faces everyday! And just like that, in the blink of an eye, our 26th season is over. Through the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the river it can be sometimes easy to forget how special of a place the Kicking Horse & Banff really are. But what reminds us daily, are our rafters’ faces. Your gleaming eyes when you see the turquoise water, your giggles when the first group picture is taken within minutes of being on the boat, and the sheer excitement in...

Home to wolverines, bears, moose, river rats, and so much more, there is no doubt that Banff National Park is an extraordinary place. It has numerous glaciers, beautiful alpine lakes, and peaks that climb over 3,600 meters (11,800ft)! Did you know that in 2015/2016 Banff saw 3,894,332 visitors? Over three million people...

& Everything You Need to Know About the History of the Kicking Horse River. The mighty fine Kicking Horse River offers breathtaking views, spectacular whitewater, and is the special home of Wild Water Adventures. It is our privilege to help share the history of the River with every one of our rafters. Whether you're joining us on the river for a whitewater adventure, or simply travelling in the area, you may learn its secrets. Here are just a few things you'll discover about the Kicking Horse River on our white water rafting trips as our guides regale you with the stories of...

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 Certificates Gone 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...

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