Lake Louise White Water Rafting – Up The Mountain, Down The River

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 31 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 difference between the two?  Simply put, the size of the waves!  Both trips take place on the Kicking Horse River; both travel through stunning mountain scenery; and, both offer the best Lake Louise rafting near Banff National Park.

A Lake Louise Gondola Ride


The second half of the package takes place at the Lake Louise Summer Resort.  During winter months, the mountain is heaven-on-earth for skiers and snowboarders.  Once the snow melts, the mountain changes its personality and welcomes sightseers, hikers and wildlife, oh my!  The 14-minute ride, almost to the top of the mountain, offers stunning views of the Bow Valley, the Kicking Horse Valley, and turquoise-blue Lake Louise across the way nestled amongst the gigantic peaks.  You might even be lucky enough to spot a bear grazing on the grassy and green slopes while passing overhead.

Additional Lake Louise Gondola Features

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Image provided by Lake Louise Summer Gondola.

At the summit, visitors can wander the gentle trail to the Wildlife Interpretive Centre to learn more about the natural residents of the National Parks. Or, go farther afield on the Kicking Horse or Ptarmigan Valley trails for spectacular and breathtaking vistas.  Remember to remain Bear Aware on these trails, as this is their home and we are mere visitors.


To round out the entire gondola experience, this package includes a Food and Beverage Gift card ($25/Adult and $12/Youth).  Sit back, enjoy the view and savour some tasty food from any of the eating establishments at the base and at the top of Lake Louise Resort.


Did we mention that a reservation is needed only for your rafting trip?   The gondola can be visited whenever you choose, and not necessarily on the same day that you raft.  This way, both activities can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace without having to rush.

Book Now To Reserve Your Up The Mountain, Down The River Trip Today!!!

Would you like to find out more about our Up The Mountain Down The River package?  Simply give us a call at 1-888-647-6444, or send us a note at info@wildwater.com.


Wild Water Adventures is proud to offer the most exciting Lake Louise whitewater rafting near Banff National Park.

We look forward to seeing you on the river, and riding the gondola, sometime soon.

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