Banff, Alberta

Planning a trip to Banff National Park opens up endless possibilities of how best to enjoy the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Making the most of your holiday time is the ultimate goal.  With so many stunning sights and experiences from which to choose, the big question turns out to be: Where do we start? Here are some helpful tips to help plan, and maximize, your upcoming Rocky Mountain holiday:   Things To Do In Banff National Park: Banff National Park is iconic, pure and simple. It is, after all, Canada’s first national park. Since 1885, wilderness enthusiasts from across the globe have made their...

Best views in Banff National Park?  That is a tough question to answer.  For this Rocky Mountain admirer, every view is the ‘best’, no matter the location.  The magic of the mountains is everywhere whether it be next to a turquoise-blue lake, up in the wide open alpine, or driving along scenic highways and by-ways.  Any type of mountain vista is gorgeous, full stop. To help simplify, here is a list of locations where stunning mountain scenery is not to be missed....

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...

Home to wolverines, bears, moose, river rats, and so much more, there is no doubt that Banff National Park is an extraordinary place. It has numerous glaciers, beautiful alpine lakes, and peaks that climb over 3,600 meters (11,800ft)! Did you know that in 2015/2016 Banff saw 3,894,332 visitors? Over three million people...

& Everything You Need to Know About the History of the Kicking Horse River. The mighty fine Kicking Horse River offers breathtaking views, spectacular whitewater, and is the special home of Wild Water Adventures. It is our privilege to help share the history of the River with every one of our rafters. Whether you're joining us on the river for a whitewater adventure, or simply travelling in the area, you may learn its secrets. Here are just a few things you'll discover about the Kicking Horse River on our white water rafting trips as our guides regale you with the stories of...

If you’ve been on a Kicking Horse River Rafting Trip with the guides from Wild Water then you probably know we have quite an interesting group of characters.  Traveling from all different corners of the world, they bring with them a range of backgrounds, quirky behaviours, and funny personalities. If you raft with them, you will be sure to see these characteristics shine through. But something you might not know about them is their superstitious rituals; the things they do behind the scenes to connect with themselves and with the river. (For the Canadians reading this, it’s just like growing a beard...

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...

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