5 Reasons To Take Your Kids Rafting Near Banff

River rafting and kids go together, well, like peanut butter and jam.  They were made for each other!  Family rafting near Banff (but not in Banff), with Wild Water Adventures on the Kicking Horse River, is yet another incredible combination that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.  Our daily Gentle family rafting trips offer the perfect venue to get together, try something new and, best of all, have a lot of fun!

Family rafting trips are definitely within the realm of holiday possibility.  Not every section of the river rages with big whitewater.  The upper Gentle section has bouncy, splashy and playful waves that are perfect for fun-loving families looking for a great Rocky Mountain thrill.  I may be biased, having raised my own three children on the river, but it is hard to match the laughter that floats up to the mountain peaks when a family of 3, 4, 5 or more spend time together on a raft.  Everyone hoots, everyone hollers, and everyone grins ear to ear.  Having fun with your children (and your children having fun with you) has never been easier. Without further delay, here are the top 5 reasons to take your kids whitewater rafting!


Want to laugh with your children?  Bring them rafting!  It is hard not to laugh when getting splashed by waves.  Sharing laughter is, after all, THE best part of being a family.

2. Mini-Road Trip

Road trips make the best holidays! Located near Banff (but not in Banff), the drive to our RiverBase brings rafters through a good portion of Banff National Park and the entire length of Yoho National Park.  How amazing is that? Your Rocky Mountain holiday now involves seeing a section of wilderness you might never have expected to see!

3. All Abilities Welcome  / No Experience Necessary

The beauty of family rafting is that it is an activity that suits everybody. Previous swimming or rafting experience is not required. Rafters are offered the option to paddle but are just as welcome to sit back, hold on and enjoy the ride. No one needs to be an Olympic athlete or Super Hero to join us on the river!


Show off your Kicking Horse rafting exploits to your friends, family, and neighbours back home.  Perch a framed happy, smiling, having-fun-together family photograph on the mantle and reminisce for years to come.

5.Because it’s fun!

5 Reasons To Take Your Kids Rafting Near Banff



To make a reservation for your family, simply give us a call at 1-888-647-6444.   We are open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

We Look Forward To Seeing Your Family On The River Sometime Soon!


Author: Deborah Wade

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