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Motherhood is a special designation. Much more than a role or mere label, it is an undertaking that requires vigilance, care, and unwavering fortitude. So, too, could the term ‘river guide’ be defined. It takes a special type of personality and character to guide a raft downstream. A ‘lady rafter’, in my eyes, is that much more special; that much more unique than being known as just a river guide. On this Mother’s Day, we here at Wild Water Adventures would like to pay tribute to both the remarkable women who are mothers and to the powerful and magnificent ladies...

Get Your Victoria Day Weekend Travel Deal! Groups Of 4 Or More SAVE 25% On Any Whitewater Exciter Departure During The Month of May!Book NowHere’s how to get your 25% Whitewater Exciter discount! First, have at least 4 or more people in your group. Second, pick either a morning or afternoon departure (8:45am or 2:00pm). Third, reserve online, or by telephone, before May 21, 2019. And, finally, when booking, quote the coupon code “MAYFUN”. It’s that easy. We will take care of the rest!May Long Weekend Ideas: Wondering where to go this Victoria Day long weekend?  Wondering what to do with your...

Team building activities in Calgary are productive and fun! Your fabulous staff deserves highly entertaining, and insightful, experiences. Step into the 21st century and re-think how to build a successful team. TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES NEAR CALGARY: Corporate team building activities are unique and varied. So, too, are the locations! Activities take place inside or outside, close to home or farther afield. Big payoffs await businesses that invest in their employees. Here is our list of the Top 5 Team Building Activities Near Calgary. Your staff is worth it! Axe Throwing at Axe GamesCorporate team building in Calgary can involve learning new skills....

Whitewater rafting near Calgary, with Wild Water Adventures, is the perfect summer adventure!  Head out beyond the city and experience THE best white water action in the Rockies.  The Kicking Horse River, wild and free, truly ‘kicks’ with world class waves and rapids.  Nothing says ‘adventure’ better than river rafting in Banff!Getting ThereWhitewater rafting on the beautiful Kicking Horse River with Wild Water AdventuresThe drive to whitewater rafting near Calgary is awesome. Mountains, rivers, and lakes … oh my!   Mountain towns such as Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and Field offer charm, coffee shops, and gas stations.  For rafting fuel, try...

Just like that, our 2018 rafting season has come to an end. We can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by! This year, we spent 107 days on the river, and have journeyed with over 8,500 rafters down the Kicking Horse River—our busiest summer yet! This summer has been full of big splashes, many laughs and smiles, and countless memories. It’s been a tough process, but after consulting with all on- and off-river staff, we’ve managed to come up with a list of our Top 5 Highlights from Wild Water Adventures this summer. Count them down with us! 5) Off-River Rivalry It’s not all...

The Rocky Mountains, as we all know, offer an endless variety of amazing activities, destinations, and hidden gems to explore.  Without a doubt, the absolute best experience is rafting the Kicking Horse River with Wild Water Adventures.  After 27 years, we have figured how to further enhance your Rocky Mountain holiday.  Up The Mountain Down The River combines both Lake Louise whitewater rafting and a gondola ride, maximizing your peak to valley experience! Lake Louise Whitewater Rafting with Wild Water Adventures  For the rafting portion, guests have a choice between our two half-day river departures, the Gentle or the White Water Exciter.  What’s the...

Are you rafting the Kicking Horse River with Wild Water Adventures this summer? Don't forget to pack an appetite for adventure and a thirst for fun: Deciding what to bring on your first rafting trip can be a bit overwhelming.  The most important element that any rafter can pack, be it a half-day whitewater trip or a multi-day trip, is the sheer desire to have fun.   If you are ready to have fun, then a smile automatically appears on your face.For all our rafting trips, a willingness to embrace adventure, to challenge yourself against the river’s might, and our entertaining guides are...

Picture this: it’s a bright, sunny day in Canmore, a town just on the outskirts of Banff National Park. A warm breeze is blowing, and you’re looking for the best way to enjoy this mountain town. You’re in luck—this guide will help you choose a perfect activity! We've compiled a list of information on rafting Canmore, where to eat, where to hike, and other activities! Ha Ling Peak [caption id="attachment_4055" align="alignleft" width="762"] Photo courtesy of Diana Cocchiarella[/caption]For you adventurous types, the trek up to the summit of Ha Ling is worth the effort. Standing at an elevation of 2,407m, this 5.4km round...

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! ...

Looking to experience an unforgettable stag party near Banff? We’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor stag party ideas in the Canadian Rockies! The endless outdoor activities near Banff National Park, turquoise lakes and towering mountaintops make the Banff and Lake Louise region the perfect location for your stag group! From guided hiking to custom golf packages, this guide showcases some of the best group outdoor activities near Banff and Lake Louise. While you are in town, be sure to grab the best breakfast burrito in the valley at the Trailhead Cafe to fuel up for your outdoor adventure!Our list...

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...

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