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3 Things To Remember Your First Time Whitewater Rafting Not sure what to do? Don’t sweat it. At Wild Water Adventures, we’re here to make sure your first time whitewater rafting in Alberta & BC is top-notch. Listen to your Guides Our guides are not only passionate about whitewater rafting: they know their stuff. They know every inch of the Kicking Horse River. Listen during the safety talk. Listen out on the rapids--it’s not only their job to keep you safe, but to ensure that you have a fun time. They’ll give you a little bit of history and local lore about the...

Multi-Day Rafting Trips: Why You Should Go!Why spend an afternoon or a morning whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River when you can spend two days? Whether you’re seeking an adventure, or you and your friends/family want to make a vacation out of visiting the Canadian Rockies, we can cater to your multi-day whitewater rafting needs. Note that you are responsible for finding your own accommodation for these multi-day trips. Learn more about our Kicking Horse River multi-day rafting trips here! Better Value If you want more whitewater rafting with all the extra add-ons, booking multi-day rafting trips is in your favour. Whitewater...

Ahh, Canada rafting trips, the (potential) highlight of your summer! Your “Bucket List” still has “go whitewater rafting” unchecked. You want to go rafting with your friends or partner. You really, really do! But you don’t know where to start to find a solid and reputable company to go rafting with. All companies seem similar online and it’s tough to differentiate between them. Everyone says their river rafting trip is “the best”. What do you do?Here are five mistakes to avoid when choosing your rafting company to go rafting with, and your river to go rafting on:Don’t go cheap!...

Sure, a night out on the town can be fun for everyone. But if you really want to impress your wedding party and go somewhere unique, keep reading. When exploring your options for Banff wedding activities, we strongly recommend an option you may not have thought of yet -- Banff Whitewater Rafting! Whitewater rafting for your wedding stag or stagette is not only memorable, but extremely fun! After 25+ years of providing some of the best white water rafting Alberta has to offer, here’s why you should give it a try. IT’S SOMETHING NEW Maybe you and your wedding party have never...

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. Outdoor Fun! 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! Learning Experience Whitewater rafting...

The horse has begun to charge. Snow melt has intensified in the in the high alpine, and the Kicking Horse River is now a rowdy herd of big, brown waves. Recent Wild Water guests have experienced this stampede - and are loving it! As guides, we love the high water too, the speed, the unbridled power. We’re not talking pony rides here.Still, along with the rest of the world, our attention has been captured by the World Cup of Soccer. It’s been fun to watch the boys cheer on their home teams. People travel from the far corners of the...

It’s always good to have friends on the river. So when my old friend Andrew encouraged me to join him for a summer of rafting on the Kicking Horse River, I updated my whitewater resume and sent it off to Wild Water Adventures. I’ve known Andrew for twelve years now. He’s a bald, lanky Englishman with a zany sense of humour. More importantly, he’s an excellent river guide and a trustworthy friend. We learned how to run rivers while working together on the Thompson.The more experience I gained in the whitewater scene, the more I’d hear about one river in...

At Wild Water Adventures, a whitewater rafting company offering Kicking Horse River rafting trips in the Banff, Lake Louise and Golden, BC areas, the most commonly asked question (next to, “will I fall out of the raft?”) is, “Will I see a bear?”While some people ask the question with a degree of concern in their voices, perhaps hoping that the answer will be “no”, the vast majority of our guests would love the opportunity to see a bear in the wild, alongside the Kicking Horse River during their rafting trip.While we have often seen bears in, alongside or on the...

“A River Guide’s tasks are many and varied” This is written in the “Job Description” page at Wild Water Adventures, a Banff white water rafting company offering rafting trips on the Kicking Horse River, near Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Alberta.Of course, all rafting guides need to have plenty of experience guiding boats on difficult white water rivers, and depending on the difficulty of the river on which they will be working, the prerequisites are higher to maintain good levels of guest safety. And, certainly, they need to keep updated with Emergency Wilderness First Aid and River Rescue training. Those...

JUST ADD WATER!NOW is the time to start planning for the summer!In springtime, summer still seems far enough away that the glorious summer weeks ahead will stretch out and go on forever. But as we all know, Labour Day, which marks the time to put away the summer toys and start searching for our winter clothes and snow skis again, comes suddenly upon us.So get the calendar out and start your planning! Wild Water Adventures Can Help Spending the past weekend with over 8,000 ladies at the Calgary Women’s Show I was able to see that visitors to the mountains love to...

These poker players spend their free time on exciting and challenging whitewater rivers Adrenalin. It’s powerful. It makes us feel alive. We crave it. It can become addictive.For those of us who have come to love that feeling of adrenalin as is surges through us when we engage ourselves in something new, something exciting, spine-tingling or risky, we are constantly in search of our next new “fix”. Where can we get it? What new experience can we seek out that will provide us with that exhilarating feeling that we crave?Whitewater Rafting? Sure… that’s an obvious one. We KNOW we’ll get a...

On Monday, July 1st, come and join in the fun with Wild Water Adventures, rafting in Banff, Alberta, as we go "Red & White" at our RiverBase in celebration of Canada's 146th Birthday.While it's "rafting as usual" on the water, events off the river are sure to be lively and fun. All of our trips are available, our Gentle, Tradition and Whitewater Exciter, which are perfect for families, singles, couples or groups.For starters, be sure to dress with patriotic pride in Red and White, with the Maple Leaf on full view. For everyone...

SHHH!  If you are quiet and still at this time of the year, you may just hear the sounds of  Mother Earth slowing waking to the longer days and bolder sunshine of springtime!  The rivers are soon to be flowing and here's 5 reason's why you ought to start making plans now for whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River this summer.1.  RAPID TRANSIT - There are no better stretches of continuous, exhilarating, and just plain FUN waves and rapids than on the Kicking Horse River, just west of Banff and Lake Louise.  Whether a half-day or full day trip,...

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