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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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