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.
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!
Whitewater rafting as a group is fun and not difficult to learn. The guides run over safety and rules before embarking and provide all the equipment you need.
The Gentle Rafting Trip is your best bet for kids, especially if it’s your first time whitewater rafting. Featuring class I to class III rapids, it provides thrills like the “Alarm Clock” rapid and the “Hopi Hole” rapid. A safe exposure to a fun thrill! Kids may also enjoy learning about the early explorers of the Kicking Horse River and what they were looking for, as well as the local lore.
Shared Experiences = Fond Memories
Shared exciting, thrilling moments like whitewater rafting can bring a group of people closer together. Especially if it’s a new experience for everyone!
We have a couple of family-oriented packages/deals for families. First, we offer a birthday party package for nine kids aged 8-14 (plus one adult). The trip is essentially the Gentle Rafting trip but also includes a birthday cake, a free t-shirt for the birthday kid, and a free photo CD for everyone. Second, we have a group discount of 10% for at least eight rafters–as long as they come on the same day, and not necessarily on the same trip, they get the discount!